Jordan Rodgers, 8, was selling bottled water on a San Francisco sidewalk for about 15 minutes when she was confronted by Alison Ettel for not having a permit.
As you can see in the video, Ettel can be spotted calling the cops (while she ducks like a coward) about a child selling water "without a permit".
Ettel told a newspaper reporter that the girl was too loud and disturbing her work so she pretended to call police.
The girl's mother captured Ettel calling cops on cell phone video and then posted it to Instagram. "The whole world is gonna see you boo", Autin can be heard saying in the video. "Can you please keep it down?'" Austin says that Ettel never approached the situation peacefully, and threatened to call police from the beginning.
Ettel has since apologized for the incident, claiming that she was only pretending to call the police and that there was "no racial component" to the incident.
Ettel also told The Huffington Post that she feels "discriminated against" by the online backlash over the video. The saga comes about a month after a white woman the Internet dubbed "BBQ Becky" called the police on two black men who were using a charcoal grill in a park in Oakland.
A phone call to police has put the San Francisco Bay area is back in the news.
"Now I'm starting to think she did it on goal", Jordan said, "because I think she doesn't care about people's skin colors, because she doesn't care about people's lives except for hers".
Austin said she and her family have received a large amount of positivity and support.
"As a business woman myself, I will always strive to encourage female entrepreneurship".
"It was completely stress-related, and I should have never confronted her".
They also said that they would be selling off all remaining TreatWell stock at low prices and donating them to a non-profit organisation. "It was all the mother and just about being quiet". We think it's silly to require minors to have permits for selling water or lemonade or even cutting grass. She said she was only kidding when she told them she was going to call the police.
"It was literally nonstop". It was every two seconds, 'Come and buy my water.' It was continuous and it wasn't a soft voice.
But the girl's mother, Erin Austin, denies that version of the incident.