Following a viral video showing the woman reportedly on a call with the cops to report the San Francisco girl for selling water, the young girl and woman's lives have drastically changed for the better and worse, respectively. The woman identified as Alison Ettel and pegged "Permit Patty" by the internet, has defended herself against allegations of racism.
Ettel told HuffPost that the girl and her mother were outside of her office building "screaming" to attract buyers. After a period, Ettel said she confronted the two and claimed to call police because the young girl didn't have a permit to sell water.
“They were screaming about what they were selling,” Ettel told HuffPost. “It was literally nonstop. It was every two seconds, ‘Come and buy my water.’ It was continuous and it wasn’t a soft voice, it was screaming.”
Ettel, who reportedly runs a marijuana business, claims she supports enterprising young women and that her call to police was entirely fake.
“It was stupid,” she told HuffPost. “I completely regret that I handled that so poorly. It was completely stress-related, and I should have never confronted her. That was a mistake, a complete mistake. Please don’t make me sound horrible.”
Don't be unfair to her. She is only against the child's "unfair business practices" as they are a "threat to democracy"... Lol— 🌹 Devon 🌹 (@hippyactivist) June 24, 2018
I'm not kidding. Her words... pic.twitter.com/z4HJSIW8aS
It turns out the young girl was raising money for a trip to Disneyland. The girl and her mother, Instagram user Ladyesowavy, received a flood of support after the video went viral from those tired of white people calling the cops on black people for during mundane things.
Musician Jonathon Brannon was one of those people and he reached out to the mother and daughter. He reportedly bought four tickets to Disneyland for the young girl.
My cousin posted the video on twitter and it went viral on there so this man Brannon found out my daughter was selling bottles of water to go to Disneyland and he decided to buy her 4 tickets thank you so much @brannonmusic we thank and appreciate you so much. I never expected all of this to come from me posting a video of a woman who was harassing my daughter. Thank you for teaching her all people aren’t so shitty. ❤️🙏🏽
Here's the video of the girl learning about Brannon's generosity:
A white woman called the police on this girl for selling water. Someone found out that she was selling bottles of water to go to Disneyland so that someone decided to buy her 4 tickets pic.twitter.com/fAFfGNnWAu— Brother Tyrone X (@tyrone345345) June 24, 2018
Since Ettel's interview with HuffPost, someone who claims to be the cousin of the mother and daughter harassed by Ettel claimed Ettel lied about the details of the incident. User Ethiopian Gold shared the initial video which went viral on Twitter.
My cousin doesn't have a twitter but she said she didnt give you guys permission to post her video nor post her daughter and to take this article down (and a side note this lady is deliberately lying in this article) https://t.co/dnpsRAY1s3— Raj 🌹 (@_ethiopiangold) June 24, 2018