- Four girls were detained at the Coco Beauty Supply in Chesapeake after they were mistaken for shoplifters
- The incident occurred on Friday, January 10, 2020 after they had enjoyed meals at a nearby Subway restaurant.
- They were released after police officials determined that they were innocent
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Four Black girls were detained inside a beauty supply store after being mistaken for shoplifters, YEN.com.gh has learned.
Per a report by blacknews.com, the incident happened in Virginia in the United States of America (USA).
Parents of the girls are meanwhile convinced that the girls were racially profiled during the incident.
On Friday, January 10, 2020, the four girls went to the Coco Beauty Supply in Chesapeake after enjoying meals at a nearby Subway restaurant.
They realized they had been locked in the beauty shop when they tried to leave after one of them bought a hairbrush.
YEN.com.gh understands that a recent shoplifting incident at the store followed by a release of the real culprits in the area led to a heightened level of security in the shop.
The girls were locked until the police arrived and they were released after it was realized they were innocent.
In other news, YEN.com.gh is in possession of a video of two men, in which one is dragging the other to the police station.
Information available shows that both men have mental challenges and their dresses appear to confirm that claim.
It is not clear where the incident occurred but a social media user revealed that it took place in Sierra Leone.
The video begins with one of the men holding to the other’s shirt and marching him by the side of the road to a police station.
A third man, who is not visible in the video then says that the madman being dragged to be police station has stolen a radio.
He adds that this is an amazing situation as some people with fully functional mental faculties do not even act like this.
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