Woman who called cops on black babysitter told officers she had a ‘funny feeling’

The white woman who called the cops on a black man babysitting two white children told officers she had “a funny feeling” about the situation, according to 911 call audio released Friday.

“Hi there, I’m in the Walmart parking lot at Barrett Parkway and I just got my nails done and I see this black gentleman with these two little white kids and so I just had a funny feeling,” the unidentified woman said in the audio, obtained by local station WSB-TV.

“Maybe he knows their mom, I don’t know, but I don’t know that he knows them,” she said.

The woman continues to say she approached the man, later identified as Corey Lewis, a 27-year-old owner of a youth mentoring program, who was watching Addison, 10, and Nicholas, 6, while their parents were on a dinner date.

“And I said, ‘Are these kids OK? Do you know these kids?’ And he goes, `Why wouldn’t I?’ and I said, `I wouldn’t know,’” the woman told the dispatcher. “Let me see the little girl and he said, `No.’ ‘Let me see the girl and just see that she knows you.’”

At multiple points, the woman profusely explains that she’d feel guilty if she didn’t call the cops, on what she believed was a strange situation.

“It could be nothing but I’m not sure and I figured, let me call up,” she said. “And again, if I didn’t do this, I’d be up all night.”

The woman then followed Lewis and the kids to a gas station — even though the dispatcher told her it wasn’t a good idea.

Eventually, a Cobb County Sheriff’s deputy reached Lewis and the two children and determined nothing was wrong, in an interaction Lewis captured on Facebook Live.

The Atlanta parents, David Parker and Dana Mango, said they believe Lewis was racially profiled by the caller.

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