A black doctor has claimed that she and her now-fiancee were racially profiled while trying to make her a proposal at a New York brewery.
Cathy-Marie Hamlet, her fiancé, Clyde Jackson and six of their friends spent the weekend celebrating Jackson's 40th birthday.
On Sunday, the group decided to drive from Manhattan to Walden, New York for more than an hour to visit the Angry Orchard brewery.
While there, Hamlet, 32, in a long Facebook post stated that Jackson had walked me to an empty table on the lawn & # 39; and got ready to present when a guard approached them.
Hamlet said the woman then asked to check Jackson's back pocket because she was told he had stolen a t-shirt from the gift shop.
& # 39; My friend then emptied all his pockets while still trying to hide the ring box from my eyes. She then walked away and my friend and I sat down at the table and he started his suggestion speech, & said Hamlet.
Cathy-Marie Hamlet (left), 32, has claimed that she and her now-fiancé, Clyde Jackson (right), 40, were racially profiled as he tried to introduce her to a New York brewery
Hamlet, her fiancé and six of their friends spent the weekend celebrating Jackson's 40th birthday. On Sunday, the group decided to drive more than an hour from Manhattan to Walden, New York to visit the Angry Orchard brewery
While there, Hamlet, 32, stated in a long Facebook post that Jackson was in the middle of his proposal when guards (three in the photo) interrupted him and accused him of stealing a t-shirt
& # 39; MIDDLE PROPOSAL, the same young security lady walks back to (us) and says to me: & # 39; I'm sorry, I have to check your bag. I was told he gave it to you, and you have it in your pocket. "
& # 39; Mind you, my bag isn't even big enough to fit in a T-shirt. I emptied my whole bag for her, and since this was the SECOND time she had gone over, I said: & I know you are just doing your job, but I can't help but wonder if this is because we & # 39; er Black. We are the only black people here in your establishment. "
Hamlet once said that the guard denied that claim and walked away. Her friend finally managed to ask the question, she said & # 39; yes & # 39; and all their friends began to cheer before they came to congratulate them.
Then the guard came back to the group to tell them she also had to check their suitcases because she didn't realize they were all together.
& # 39; So at this point the rest of the security comes to us and 6 come to us. Of course my friends told me that none of us had stolen a T-shirt from their establishment, after which they started to become aggressive and said that not only they, but also customers saw my friend steal the shirt and / or hand it over to me my bag!!
A guard told her colleague to call the police and claimed that she had stolen the shirt.
& # 39; I asked them: "Do you have a security camera & # 39; s here?" And they said yes. So I said, "Well, you have to roll back your tape and see that no one here has stolen anything from you," Hamlet recalled.
She said the guards would then take photos and record video of the group.
Taylor Roy, a senior communications specialist at Boston Beer Company, who owns Angry Orchard (file image), said: "We contacted the guest involved and expressed our apology and offered to make up for it & # 39;
Hamlet said they decided to leave instead of being attacked by the multiple guards at Angry Orchard.
& # 39; I have never been so humiliated in my life, myself and some of my friends left Angry Orchard in tears. On what would be one of the best days of my life, I was chased away by security by Angry Orchard, who followed us all the way to the parking lot, & said Hamlet.
Hamlet then called on Angry Orchard to ROLL THEIR SAFETY FOOT ON JULY 21, 2019 because they owe us all an excuse & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Angry orchard if you do not want Black People to buy your product or visit your establishment, then perhaps put a sign on the door so that we know that we are not welcome. I love hard cider, but Angry Orchard will never touch these lips again. & # 39;
Hamlet also shared a photo of some of the guards as & part of the security waving us happy goodbye in the parking lot when we left & # 39 ;.
A DailyMail.com request for comment sent to The Boston Beer Company, which owns Angry Orchard, was not immediately returned.
In a statement to People, Taylor Roy, a senior communications specialist at Boston Beer Company, said: “We contacted the guest concerned and apologized and offered to make up for it.
& # 39; Our security team approached a group of guests based on what they found credible information at the time. We believe that we have tackled the situation incorrectly and are now working on additional training for our team to prevent something like that in the future.
& # 39; We are very sorry. The situation did not reflect our values of respect and the creation of a welcoming environment for our guests & # 39 ;, says the statement.
Roy has not said whether or not the employees have ended.
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