Subway employee placed on administrative leave for calling cops on black family accusing them of filling water cups with soda

By ASSOCIATED PRESS and MATTHEW WRIGHT FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

A Georgia restaurant owner says he is investigating after an employee called 911 on a black family who had stopped for dinner during a vacation.

Felicia and Othniel Dobson, stopped at a Subway in Coweta County, Georgia, Subway on Monday for dinner with their four children and Felicia’s little sister.

While there, an employee called the police on the family who had been returning to their home in Winston, North Carolina, after celebrating their grandmother’s birthday.

Felicia and Othniel Dobson, stopped at a Subway in Coweta County, Georgia, Subway on Monday for dinner with their four children and Felicia's little sister (pictured in 2015)

In the 911 call, obtained by WSB-TV, the employee said there are ‘eight people in a van’ who were going back forth to the bathroom and possibly putting soda in water cups.

The family had been their for approximately an hour before cops were called.

The children are pictured here with their aunt - Felicia's little sister

‘I need somebody to come through here please, ASAP. Now,’ the employee said in the call.

‘There’s about eight people in a van, and they’ve been in the store for about an hour. They keep going back and forth to the bathrooms by my back door.’

The couple said the responding police officer from the Newnan police department and store owner apologized.

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