A white female campground manager in Mississippi pulled a gun on a black couple and their dog accusing them of not having a reservation to picnic at the lake.
Jessica Richardson filmed the woman approaching her and her husband with a gun at the Kampgrounds of America in Starkville, Mississippi, on Sunday. Her husband, Sgt. Franklin Richardson, had just returned from a 9-month deployment in the Middle East and they were simply looking to enjoy the holiday weekend.
Brandishing her pistol, the woman told the couple to leave when she found out they didn’t have a reservation.
According to reports, the manager has since been fired.
Richardson posted the video to Facebook with the following caption:
“RACISM IS ALIVE AND WELL!! Today was a beautiful day so my husband (who’s a vet), our 2 year old dog, and myself, decided to Google a lake to visit and have a picnic. We found a lake located in Starkville and decided to visit. Not five mins later a truck pulls up and a white lady screams at us, she then jumps out of her truck with a gun… and proceeded to point it at the 3 of us, simply because we didn’t make reservations. After leaving, my husband stopped by the office and talked with her husband (they’re the property managers). The husband tells my husband that reservations aren’t needed for the lake.”
Click the image below to watch the video.
One Twitter user says he identified the woman as Ruby Howell, whose Facebook profile describes as a Christian who loves the Confederate flag.
The suspected white supremacist woman who pulled a gun on an innocent Black American couple for having a picnic in a park in Starkville Ms, is named Ruby Howell. The company she works for says she has been fired. BTW, she is a staunch Confederate flag supporter,so are we shocked? pic.twitter.com/W1SszIaba2
— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) May 29, 2019