RadarOnline.com has obtained the 911 call when a shocked and stunned Wal-Mart customer reacted to a public-address-system announcement for “all black people” to leave a store in South Jersey last weekend.
“You need a policeman at Wal-Mart,” a man told a 911 operator.
“What’s going on?” questioned the operator.
“Someone on the intercom telling all black people to leave Wal-Mart.”
A 16-year-old allegedly used the system at the Route 42 store in South Jersey on March 14, when he calmly announced: “Attention Wal-Mart customers: All black people leave the store now.”
RadarOnline.com has confirmed the man who raised the 911 alarm was Ron Tinsley, who had been shopping with his wife and granddaughter at the time.
“I am shocked, appalled and angry at the racial remarks,” Tinsley said, in an exclusive interview.
“The best way for me to handle this situation and for safety was to call 911. I took no chances and called the cops.”
Late last night, police busted the accused culprit in connection with the alleged hate crime. A high school student was charged with crimes of bias, intimidation and harassment.
If convicted, he could face as much as a year in a juvenile detention center, Washington Township police said.
Tinsley said every customer in the store was outraged.
“I have never heard anything like this before and I hope I will never again,” he added.
“The whole store was quiet when this happened – you could hear a pin drop.
“We completed our purchases and walked right out.”
While Wal-Mart management has called the incident “unacceptable” and said it’s working to make sure nothing like this happens at any other stores, Tinsley – like others who were in the store at the time – are considering a boycott.
“I don’t know if we can return,” Tinsley told RadarOnline.com.