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'COUPON CARL': Woman says CVS manager called police over wrong coupon

18 July 2018

The company reviewed the incident over the weekend, and terminated both employees and issued a public apology to Hudson. According to her account posted on Facebook, the store manager said he believed her coupon, for a free personal care item valued up to $17.99, to be fraudulent.

"We sincerely apologize to Ms. Hudson for her experience in one of our Chicago stores", says a company statement.

After the ordeal made national headlines, CVS later contacted Hudson and apologized to her over the incident. "CVS has begun an investigation and we will take any corrective action that is warranted to prevent it from happening again", CVS spokesperson Mike DeAngelis said in a statement.

State Rep. Juliana Stratton, D-Chicago, who is also running to be the state's next lieutenant governor and is a childhood friend of Hudson's, weighed in on the matter on Twitter: "Yesterday the police were called by a @cvspharmacy employee who assumed she had the wrong coupon".

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According to Hudson, she pulled out her phone to document the incident when Matson ran to the back of the store and slammed a door in her face. Matson, visibly shaken in the video, described Hudson as African-American. Hudson wrote in her Facebook post, which has since gone viral.

Matson, who is white, then spells his own name for the dispatcher and describes Hudson as African American.

Camilla Hudson, a black woman, told ABC News that she went into the CVS in the Edgewater Glen neighborhood of Chicago on Friday night. She also mentioned that Matson didn't start shaking during their interaction until he called the police for a second time.

It looks like black people can't use coupons at CVS without the police being called on us.

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Three police officers arrived on the scene, but did not take a police report, and both they and Hudson left the store without further incident. Matson's contact info has been removed from the Log Cabin website, and the chapter website for IL is not accessible as of press time.

The manager describes himself as a Log Cabin Republican of IL, who is running for 48th Ward alderman.

"He did not say, "I need you to leave" or, 'As the manager I want you to leave.' He said, 'Well, I called the police, unless you want to get arrested, you need to leave the store now, '" she claimed.

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'COUPON CARL': Woman says CVS manager called police over wrong coupon