“We’re being kicked out because they were scared of us and hiding,” Ricky Berry said of the incident.

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CVS Apologizes After Two Black Men Were Kicked Out After Asking for Sliced Cheese

CVS apologizes after employees in a Richmond, Virginia, location called the police on two black men asking for sliced cheese

Two black men were kicked out of a CVS after a bizarre incident that began with asking for sliced cheese and ended with terrified employees calling the cops. Ricky Berry said he and his roommate stopped into a CVS in Richmond, Virginia, and asked if it sold sliced cheese. After being told it did not, all store employees allegedly disappeared. Then, 30 minutes later, police showed up, found the employees  hiding in the backroom of the store, and told the two men they had to leave. Berry told the local ABC station that it was the most bizarre experience of his life.

“We were walking around trying to find an employee, and the cop himself ended up opening up the emergency door, which set the alarm off,” Berry told the local ABC news station. “He was laughing with us because, like, this is how weird, apocalyptic movies start.”

Berry and his roommates recorded a video of the incident and posted it to Snapchat, which you can see in full here.

“We’re being kicked out because they were scared of us and hiding,” Berry can be heard explaining in the video.

CVS has responded to media requests for comment by apologizing and said the employee who called the police would be interviewed and re-trained, though no further admittance of wrongdoing was mentioned.

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