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'#PermitPatty' Trends After Video Shows White Woman Call Cops on Black Girl Selling Water

June 25, 2018

By: Eyasu Delesa

A white woman who called the cops on a young black girl who was selling water has been dubbed #PermitPatty online. 

Erin Austin, the mother of the 8-year-old girl who was selling water, posted the video of Alison Ettel calling the police on her daughter for selling water without a permit.

Austin says her daughter Jordan was selling water in hopes of paying for a trip to Disneyland. The mother explained to USA Today's All the Moms that she had recently lost her job and her daughter was trying to help out.

Make this bitch go viral like #bbqbecky she’s #permitpatty would you rather my daughter be out here getting into shit Fr cuz an 8 year old selling water in front of her apartment building where she’s lived her whole life is NOT a reason to call the Police ------

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"This woman don't wanna let a little girl sell some water," Austin explains.

She then approaches Ettel who was on the phone and attempting to hide. 

It's unclear if police actually responded to the scene but the video did end up going viral, causing '#PermitPatty' to trend. 

Luckily for 8-year-old Jordan, a nice samirtian ended up buying the tickets to Disneyland for her.

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