Joseph and Keana, a biracial couple from Woodbridge, Virginia, says thy will never shop at Walmart again after a security guard recently accused Joseph of kidnapping his own children.

Apparently during a recent trip to a local Walmart with his three girls, another customer and a security guard thought it was very suspicious to see a White man with children who looked Black. After leaving the store, Joseph went to pick up his wife, Keana, and when they arrived home, they were surprised to see a police officer waiting for them.

“He asks us very sincerely, ‘Hey, I was sent here by Walmart security. I just need to make sure that the children that you have are your own,’” Joseph said. “He took my ID and asked my 4-year-old to point out who her mother and father were.”

Why all the fuss? According to the police officer, a security guard at Walmart called police to report seeing him in the parking lot with the 3 girls. “He thought it was strange,” the officer added.

When the officer left, Keana called Walmart for an explanation, and the security guard blamed a “concerned” customer for raising the false alarm.

He told her, “Well, the customer was concerned because they saw the children with your husband and he didn’t think that they fit. And I said, ‘What do you mean by they don’t fit?’ And I was trying to get her to say it. And she says, ‘Well, they just don’t match up.’”


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