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Black men asking for cheese cause CVS clerks to hide in fear

Rick Berry and Snapchat image of officer trying to open locked door (Photo Credit: Screen shot WATE-TV)

Rick Berry and Snapchat image of officer trying to open locked door (Photo credit: Screenshot WATE-TV)

A simple request for sliced cheese lead to a police encounter for two Black men at a Carrytown, Virginia, CVS store. According to  Ricky Berry, he and his roommate Philip Blackwell needed some sliced cheese and entered a local CVS. When they asked the clerk if the store carried cheese, he was told that it did not. Then the clerk walked away and the two men found themselves alone in the store with the exception of a man with a bad toothache.

“We looked around for probably 30, 45 minutes and we couldn’t find anybody,” Blackwell said to the media, adding that they discovered another customer, “attempting to purchase Orajel for a bad tooth, who also couldn’t find anyone to help him.”

Soon a police officer arrived at the scene and when told the story, he started to laugh.

“He was laughing with us because, like, this is how weird, apocalyptic movies start,” Berry said.

The responding officer began searching the store also and found the employees cowering in fear behind a locked door. The officer talked to the scared staff and then made several calls to the dispatcher, he then told Berry and his roommate to leave the store. “We’re being kicked out because they were scared of us and hiding. He just told us that we need to leave premises or else we would be arrested for trespassing and that flipped the script on all of us. We had no idea what was going on,” Berry said.

The men received a telephone call from the CVS corporate office with an apology for their treatment. The company also stated that the employee who called the police is being counseled and retrained. The store reportedly had a negative encounter with a Black customer earlier in the day but that is unconfirmed.


  1. Sol Rothstein on November 27, 2016 at 11:18 am

    I would have CALLED THE POLICE TOO…who the f— spends 45 minutes in CVS…AFTER BEING TOLD…They don’t have the product you are looking for.

    You asked if they had CHEESE, the clerk said no. THEN you proceeded to stick around for 45 minutes and HAD TO BE TOLD to leave by the POLICE…

    Sounds like these BLACK MEN, were up to something NO GOOD.

    • brittanyk on November 28, 2016 at 4:23 am

      They were walking around looking for employees because maybe they found something else they needed and were waiting to check out. If anyone else, other than a black man, was walking around the CVS I bet you wouldn’t be saying they were “up to no good” it’s unbelievable that you can be so blatantly racist. Disgusting.

      • Sol Rothstein on November 29, 2016 at 9:24 pm

        You sound STUPID. I am not going to wonder around A DAMN CVS store, for 45 minutes looking for an employee. You leave and go else where or you will GET the POLICE like these YOUNG MEN GOT.

        COMMON Sense is not so COMMON when dealing with BLACK FOLKS.

        • G smooth on December 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm

          U stupid fuck no you do not leave a store after 45 minutes to go somewhere else you look around and make sure the employee is ok you dumb stupid trump racist bitch.

          • Jason on December 2, 2016 at 5:47 pm

            Rothstein is either:
            1. Suspected White Supremacist
            2. Master Coon of the highest order

            Just block the SOB

          • Sol Rothstein on December 5, 2016 at 9:32 am

            Right and WHEN your Black ASS gets told to leave just remember what you WROTE.

            NOBODY and I repeat, NOBODY is going to hang around a GOT DAMN CVS drugstore for 45 minutes looking for help, WHEN THE GUY already said we don’t have the product you are asking for.

            DO YOU NIGGA’s think ???

      • Jason on December 2, 2016 at 5:46 pm

        Rothstein is a suspected White Supremacist. Rothstein is a complete 100% unadulterated fool. Engaging Rothstein is a total waste of time as you will find yourself getting dumber trading insults with Rothstein. Rothstein can’t be swayed or educated as everything Black is bad to Rothstein. Black men ain’t sh$$, and you don’t even want to read some of the things Rothstein writes about Black women.

  2. TheDOTKU on November 27, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Store employees “I bet if we go in the back they’ll steal something and we’ll get that on camera, so even if we were wrong about their intentions they’ll be busted for something”.

  3. Kevin Patrick Carey on November 30, 2016 at 10:23 am

    LOL here comes the GhettoFundMe pages and the Ghetto Lottery lol. Goes to buy cheese ends up multi-millionaire will be the headline or Black Man denied Cheese……then this happens LOLL LOL LOL LOL

    • G on December 1, 2016 at 8:01 pm

      U dumb racist asshole go fuck your sister dumb mountain dweller

    • Mason Youngblood on December 2, 2016 at 12:09 am

      Lol ..I didn’t vote for Trump but his getting elected certainly shows the world that Whites, not Blacks, are truly the dumb, ignorant ones. Lol. Go ahead and show the world that Blacks are the more civilized, progressive race. I love it. Lol

      • Earthbound x Prada on December 2, 2016 at 5:39 am

        We are definitely that.

    • Jason on December 2, 2016 at 5:48 pm

      Another Suspected White Supremacist looking for a home. Head on over to StormFront or even Yahoo News. Why slum with us good Black folk?