EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Man Who Called 911 "Appalled" By Racist Remarks At New Jersey Wal-Mart

Mar. 19 2010, Published 2:00 p.m. ET

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The 911 caller who overheard racist remarks while shopping at a New Jersey Wal-Mart is speaking out exclusively to

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Ron Tinsley said he shopping in the store with his wife and granddaughter last Sunday when he heard someone say over the store loudspeaker, “All black

people leave the store now.”

"I am shocked, appalled and angry at the racial remarks made by a man over the store's loud speaker,” Tinsley told exclusively. “The

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best way for me to handle this situation and for safety I called 911. I took no chances and called the cops.”

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Currently, Washington Township New Jersey Police have no suspects and are investigating. Tinsley told that he’s never experienced anything like it.

“I have never heard anything like this before and I hope I will never again. Everyone in the store was outraged. The whole store was quiet when this happened. You could hear a pin drop. We completed our purchases and walked right out. I don't know if we will return."

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Ashley Hardie, a representative for the chain, issued the following statement: "We're as appalled by this as anyone. Whoever did this is wrong and acted in an inappropriate manner. Clearly, this is unacceptable. We are currently reviewing our systems to prevent this from happening in the future.”



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