Youth mentor says woman called police because he was 'babysitting while black'

Corey Lewis
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A Georgia man was followed by a woman, then questioned by police while he was babysitting two children.

It appears the woman was concerned because the children were white and their babysitter is black.

As soon as Corey Lewis noticed a woman watching him and the two kids he was babysitting, he went on Facebook Live.

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"All because I've got two kids in the back seat that do not look like me. This lady has took it upon herself to say that she's going to take my plate down and call the police,” he said.

Not knowing who this woman was, Lewis took the children back to his house. The woman follows them then the police show up.

The officer questioned the 10-year-old and 6-year-old before calling their parents, David Parker and Dana Mango.

"Are you saying that because there's an African-American male driving my two white kids, that he was stopped and pulled over and questioned? And he said ‘I'm sorry ma'am. That's exactly what I'm saying,’" Mango said.

The couple had arranged for Lewis to babysit weeks ago. Their son attends his youth mentor program and he is a friend of the family.

They believe Lewis was stalked, harassed and questioned by police.

"For BWB which is I guess the new thing baby-sitting while black,” Parker said.

The woman who made the call to police has not been identified. The children’s parents are questioning the woman’s motive because they said the children didn’t show any signs of being in danger.