The white manager of a Mississippi campground has been fired after she pulled a gun on a black couple having a picnic, The Washington Post reported
Franklin and Jessica Richardson said they confronted by a white woman who said she was the property manager shortly after they arrived near the sandy shores of Oktibbeha County Lake, a popular location near Starkville, Miss.
“She was just like, ‘Get, get, you don’t belong here, you don’t belong here, you don’t belong here,' ” Jessica Richardson told WCBI
, adding that she pulled out her cell phone to record the interaction.
The video, posted to Facebook
, has been viewed over 523,000 times as of Wednesday morning.
“This lady literally just pulled a gun because we’re out here and didn’t have reservations, for a lake that we didn’t even know we had to have reservations for,” Jessica Richardson narrates as the woman walks closer, the gun visible in her hand. “The only thing you had to do was tell us.”
Jessica Richardson tells the women in the video that she didn’t know they needed a reservation to be on the property.
“Well, I’m just telling you, you need to leave because it’s under private ownership,” the property manager replied after tucking the gun back into the pocket of her shorts.
The couple said they got in their car to leave by stopped by the campground’s office where they met another property manager, who happened to be the woman’s husband.
“I get out and start talking to him,” Franklin Richardson told the local outlet. “The first thing he says is, ‘Oh, you don’t need a reservation for the lake.’ Then, she pulls up flying, hops out of the car, then proceeded to yell at my wife, ‘Get in the car, you need to get back in the car,’ just cussing her out and she’s not even saying anything.”