UPDATE: DeltaplexNews.com has obtained full video from the incident at Sissy’s Log Cabin. See the video below. The full story is below the video:
A woman’s claims on social media that she was the victim of racial harassment at Sissy’s Log Cabin Thursday have no basis in fact, Jefferson County Sheriff Lafayette Woods Jr., said Friday.
Woods based his statement on store security video that he and other law enforcement officers watched.
In her social media post, the woman said she had gone to Sissy’s to have a watch repaired and was the only black person in the store at the time. She said a white male came out of the back and talked about hanging (N-word) in the back yard. She also said in the post that a white female who was in the store said she agreed with what the man said.
“I was in fear for my life,” the woman said in the post. “I felt what it was like to be black.”
Woods said he saw nothing in the video that would support the woman’s claims and in fact, she had walked out of the store and then came back and continued to shop.
He also said store owners attempted to contact the woman using her social media page and left their personal phone numbers Thursday night, but the woman did not respond. Woods said he was also unsuccessful in an attempt to contact her.
Sheriff Lafayette Woods spoke with DeltaplexNews.com about the allegations and the video, which will be released later. You can hear Sheriff Woods comments in the audio player below:
This is a developing story. More information will be shared when it is available.