Meet the Woman Who Called Police on Little Girl for Selling Water “Illegally Without a Permit”

1Alison Ettel seemed to call the police on an 8-year-old girl selling water to baseball fans outside her apartment building. Ettel later said she was just bluffing about calling the police.

According to a family member—a woman named Raj on Twitter who says she’s the little girl and her mom’s cousin—said the girl and her mom live near AT&T Park, where the San Francisco Giants played the San Diego Padres on Friday (Jun. 22). The little girl was standing outside her apartment building saying “Cold water #2. Cold water $2” hoping to sell water to baseball fans walking by.

The girl’s mother was outside too, and noticed Ettel using her cellphone to call police, similar to how BBQ Becky called the cops on a black family for BBQing with a charcoal grill at Lake Merritt—a park in Oakland, California. So she pulled out her phone and started recording Ettel. When Ettel noticed she was being filmed, she tried to hide behind a concrete wall.

“This woman don’t want to let a little girl to sell some water, she’s calling the police on an 8-year-old girl,” the girl’s mother said. “You can hide all you want, the whole world gonna see you boo.” That’s when Ettel stands up to face the camera and accuses the child of “illegally selling water without a permit.” The mother replied, “On my property” and Ettel told her, “It’s not your property.”

The little girl’s mother posted the video of Ettel to social media Saturday afternoon, and it instantly went viral, sparking the Twitter hashtag and nickname #PermitPatty.

“Make this bitch go viral like #bbqbecky she’s #permitpatty,” the mother (@ladyesowavy) wrote in the caption of the video on Instagram. “[W]ould you rather my daughter be out here getting into shit Fr cuz an 8-year-old selling water in front of her apartment building where she’s lived her whole life is NOT a reason to call the Police.”

She shared an update on Instagram a few hours later, thanking her supporters and denouncing the haters, telling them to “kiss [her] and [her] kids’ a**es.” She also said police never even showed up.

“I’m trying to read all the messages and reply to all the positive and supportive souls in this world…,” she captioned the post. “THANK YOU FOR SHOWING US ITS NOT ALL BAD!!! If you would like to support my daughter all funds sent to my cashapp will be for her!! $ladyesowavy FYI SFPD did NOT show up.”

Ettel told the Huffington Post she was just “pretending” to call the police because she was annoyed by the girl and her mother “screaming about what they were selling.” She added, “It was literally nonstop. It was every two seconds, ‘Come and buy my water.’ It was continuous and it wasn’t a soft voice, it was screaming.”

Ettel said she was working in her office when she first heard the “screaming.” She said she didn’t close her windows because it was too hot and the girl and her mother were so loud that closing the windows wouldn’t have stopped the noise.

Ettel told HuffPo that she asked the building’s security to do something about the “screaming,” but they said they couldn’t do anything, so she took matters into her own hands and confronted the woman and her daughter and told them to stop. She said she was only kidding when she told them she was going to call the police.

“I have no problem with enterprising young women. I want to support that little girl. It was all the mother and just about being quiet,” she said.

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Jamaican Lottery Winner Wears Emoji Mask to Collect Million-Dollar Check

A Jamaican lottery winner went all out to make sure no distant cousins bothered her as she collected her multi-million dollar check. In what has become a viral moment, the lottery winner showed up wearing an emoji mask.

Identified only as N. Gray, the woman received her $1 million (USD) giant check from Supreme Ventures Limited on June 5th at the Spanish Court Hotel in St. Andrew, Jamaica. She wore the yellow wink-face emoji mask for privacy and out of fear she might be robbed.

Jamaican lottery winners often wear disguises due to high crime rates. Simone Clarke-Cooper, assistant vice-president of Group Corporate Communications at Supreme Ventures Limited explained:

“Unfortunately, Jamaica is not like other markets. In other markets, they don’t necessarily do it, but here I think they opt to do it to keep themselves safe. We are not going to tell them not to do that because their safety is of paramount importance to us as well.”

Gray won the regional Super Lotto jackpot drawing on May 8th. She won $180 million in Jamaican dollars, which is the equivalent of $1 million USD. Gray plans to treat herself with the winnings, but also wants to help the youth in her community.

“I am elated, because I was drowning in debt. I started buying Super Lotto in January… Now [that] I’ve won, I want to clear my debt, invest and I want to do some traveling. I would like to construct a community center for the youths in my community, so they can engage in something productive; somewhere where they can do information technology.”

USA lotto winners have also begun to urge courts to allow them to conceal their identities as they collect their large payouts. A winner of a $560 million drawing recently brought the issue to court in February, and a judge ruled that she would be able to keep her identity a secret when she collected her earnings.

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Kansas City Man Who “Quit” Popeyes By Singing in Viral Video Admits the Whole Thing Was Fake

The man who went viral last week for “quitting” his “job” at Popeyes by hilariously singing the lyrics “I don’t really wanna work here no more” admits that the whole thing was fake.

Armed with a portable mic and speakers, a man walked into a Popeyes restaurant last week and announced his “resignation” with a catchy song.

“So I got an announcement… I’m quitting my job today,” he said before breaking out into song. “I don’t really want to work here no more,” the man melodically sang over the beat while customers chuckled and whipped out their phones to record the moment. “I quit!” he yelled after singing and rapping for nearly two straight minutes.

The clip, which was originally uploaded to Facebook and YouTube last Tuesday (May 15) and posted on Twitter the following day, became an instant viral hit. As of today, on Facebook, it has so far racked up more than 3 million views and 53,000 shares. And on Twitter, it has been watched over 5 million times, with over 145,000 retweets and 300,000 likes.

According to the man in the video—Cedrick Workuff from Kansas City, Missouri—he never really worked at Popeyes in the first place. He said he and his cousin Marco Summers (the man behind the camera) just wanted to spread a little positivity and bring some humor into folks’ lives with the viral clip.

“It’s something me and Marco wanted to put in the works,” Workuff told KSHB. “It wasn’t planned. It was all improvised. Only the idea was planned.”

Summers said that other videos he’s made have been picked up by celebrities and TV shows like Right This Minute. He said his inspiration comes from his own experiences.

“I’ve been through most of the stories I talk about. Instead of letting them damage me, I make them something funny,” Summers said. “It’s opening a door for people to laugh at situations like that.”

Cedrick and Marco hope to turn their stories into a TV show one day.

“If we don’t make people smile, we failed,” Summers said. “Our main missing is to bring back peace and love through laughter,” said Workuff.

Although it’s slightly disappointing that he didn’t actually quit by reworking one of the hottest tracks of 1998, but it still takes guts to go into a random Popeye’s, break into song ,and then theatrically throw your apron on the floor. There were apparently no hard feelings: Shortly afterward, Workcuff posted a picture of a box of Popeye’s chicken on Facebook. “Still had to get some anyway lol,” he wrote.

While it’s a bit disappointing to find out that he didn’t actually quit his job by remixing one of the hottest tracks of the 90’s—Big Pun and Joe’s “Still Not A Player“—it takes guts to waltz into a random Popeyes and break into song.

And, apparently, there are no hard feelings between him and the restaurant. Not too long after filming his viral clip, Workuff posted a photo of a box of Popeyes chicken on Facebook. “Still had to get some anyway lol,” he wrote.

Also, according to a more recent post, Cedric says he was signed by Gucci Mane’s 1017 Bricksquad label, though we’re inclined to believe this is also a joke too, considering he never worked at Popeyes.

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Draymond Green Jr.’s Hilarious Side-Eye Goes Viral After Golden State’s Game 7 Win Against Houston Rockets

After the Golden State Warriors defeated the Rockets in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals in Houston, Draymond Green’s adorable 4-month-old son, Draymond Jr., stole the show at the post-game trophy ceremony.

While Draymond was being interviewed by sportscaster Ernie Johnson Jr., little Draymond looked like he was giving Johnson the side-eye—a hilarious moment that quickly went viral on Twitter.

The first half of Game 7 was a struggle for the Warriors, but Golden State got their sh*t together in the second half, outscoring the Rockets 33-15 in the third quarter.

Golden State ended up closing out the game 101-92 to claim the Western Conference title for the fourth straight year. They’ll face Cleveland—also for the fourth year in a row—in the 2018 NBA Finals. Game 1 will be hosted in Oakland.

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