MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis woman said she was handcuffed at a Victoria’s Secret in Collierville for no reason other than the color of her skin.
An employee at Victoria’s Secret forgot to remove the censor on a bra she purchased recently at the store in carriage crossing. On Monday, she took the bra back to have the censor removed.
"I told her she could keep the bag up there. I was going to go look around the store," Jovita Jones told FOX13.
As she made her way to the dressing room with new items to purchase, Jones spotted a police officer walking toward her.
"He could have asked, ma'am, can I search your bag? He didn't do any of that. He just came in and salled handcuffs on me. He made up in his mind I was guilty," Jones said.
An employee had called police on the accomplished, educated shopper who has no criminal record. The store tried to make things right by offering Jones an 100-dollar gift card, but she wasn't having it.
"I told her a 100-dollar gift card is not going to take back the discrimination, humiliation, defamation that I faced in that store that day," Jones told FOX13.
We reached out to Victoria's Secret for a statement on this situation. A spokesperson for the company sent us this statement:
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