A Woman Called The Cops On A Man Who Was Doing His Job. They Took His Side.

“I don’t care if you’re friends with the president."

In recent weeks, a number of people have made headlines for calling the cops on people of color for taking part in completely mundane activities, including napping, waiting at Starbucks, barbecuing, and staying in an AirBNB. But when a woman called the cops on real estate investor Michael Hayes for doing his job, they took his side from the start.

When an aggravated neighbor called the police on him for looking at houses in Memphis, Tennessee, Hayes, a frequent YouTuber, recorded his experiences in the video. As reported by CNN, he told the neighbor that he was removing boards from the house so he could get inside and take pictures. He also showed her his real estate contract.


"I told her that I had a contract and that I was an investor," Hayes told CNN. "But she wasn't listening to that. She didn't want to hear it."

Despite his explanation, the neighbor still called the police. However, when the police showed up, they sided with Hayes. (The neighbor noted that the house in the past was used for drug activity and she was  only taking precautions.)

Hayes told Fox 10 TV that the woman yelled at him to leave. Even once the police arrived, he said, she continued to verbally assault him.

"This type of stuff is still going on," he said in the video. "You know why the lady called the police on me."

The officer contacted the owner of the house verifying Hayes's contract and confirmed that he wasn't committing any crimes.

"If you have any problems with her, what I want you to do is call me back over here," the officer said in the video.

The officer then told the neighbor to leave Hayes alone.

"I don't care if you're friends with the president," the officer said in the video. "You're going to let him do what he's going to do. If you try to do anything to stop him, I'm going to take you to jail."

Hayes told the officer he felt unsafe, and the officer agreed to stay until he finished his work. 

Hayes said the officer "handled it perfectly."


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