Target: Kerr Putney, Chief of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
Goal: Charge the beauty supply store owner who reportedly assaulted an innocent woman and put her in a chokehold for allegedly stealing fake eyelashes.
A video has gone viral appearing to show a beauty supply store owner attacking, kicking and choking a woman who he accused of stealing fake eyelashes. This man should have called the police rather than violently taking things into his own hands. Demand this store owner is charged for allegedly assaulting this innocent woman.
Shop owner Sung Ho Lim of Charlotte, North Carolina, claims he heard his alarm go off and accused a woman who was shopping of stealing fake eyelashes. In the video, he seems to hit the woman in the face, grabbing onto her and then kicking her to the ground. The woman is heard repeatedly telling the shop owner he can check her bag and that she doesn’t have anything. He then reportedly puts her in a chokehold as she gasps for air.
Regardless of whether or not this woman stole a set of eyelashes, this man had absolutely no right attack her. The situation could have ended far worse if he ended up choking her to death. The loss of a $5 set of eyelashes doesn’t validate slamming someone to the ground, and there’s no evidence this woman actually stole anything. Demand that this man is charged for allegedly assaulting this innocent woman.
Dear Chief Putney,
A video has gone viral online apparently showing a shop owner in your city violently assaulting a woman who as of right now appears to have done nothing wrong. The video is stomach-churning to watch, seeing this man hit, kick, push and ultimately choke a woman over what he thinks is theft of a pair of fake eyelashes.
One of the key tenets of dealing with supposed theft is that you don’t touch the person, you call the police to handle it. This man completely mishandled the situation, and allegedly hurt this woman who hasn’t been proven guilty in the process. I demand that you charge this store owner with assault so he is held accountable for his reported violent behavior.
[Your Name Here]
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