Neighbors Call Cops on ‘Hispanic-Looking’ and Black Dallas Crew

By Kevin Eck 

KXAS reporter Homa Bash is bending the internet after tweeting that she and station photographer C.J. Johnson had the cops called on them because neighbors thought they looked suspicious.

Bash wrote that cops responded to a description of a “hispanic-looking woman & black man with a suspicious white truck & camera.” The crew for the Dallas NBC-owned station were near a school when it happend. Bash is of Indian descent. Johnson is black.

As of this writing, it’s been retweeted nearly 64,000 times and has almost 130,000 likes.

“The Plano police officer who responded to the call, Laurie Hunter, is a veteran on the force who immediately recognized that the journalists were not a threat, said Plano police spokesman David Tilley,” reports the Dallas Morning News.

“The police officer and our crew were doing their jobs,” KXAS told the News in a statement. “Everyone acted professionally.”