Demonstrators called for a boycott of a hair supply store after video surfaced of its owner allegedly assaulting a Black woman he accused of stealing
WBTV reports that the incident took place on Thursday at Missha Beauty store in Charlotte, N.C.’s west side. See brief report below.
In the video she denies taking anything and exclaims “check my bag.” At that point Lim shoves the woman, then kicks her and with the help of another woman, presumably a worker in the store, attempts to restrain her, pulling her down to the floor, placing her in a chokehold.
He confirmed to the station that it is him in the video, but says it does not capture the woman allegedly stealing any items. Lim said that he would be giving the security camera video to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and that he tried to restrain her until police arrived. No charges have been filed or arrests made as of Monday.
Demonstrators came to the store on Sunday to protest, saying the way Lim handled the situation was unwarranted. The NAACP released a raw cellphone video of the incident. The security cam video was not immediately available. – Ebony.com