Mekhi Lee, and two of his friends, were shopping at a Nordstrom Rack in Missouri on Thursday for prom and graduation clothes when they were falsely accused of shoplifting.
According to Lee, a black teenager who recently graduated high school and is in his freshman year at Alabama A&M University, several employees followed him and his friends Eric Rogers and Dirone Taylor. who are also black, around the Brentwood Nordstrom as they shopped.
‘I was nervous the whole time,’ Lee told CBS News. ‘Every time we move, they move. When we looked up, they looked up.’
Lee said he called his mother to tell her what was going on and she told the 19-year-old college student to try and talk to the manager. Lee told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the manager never came to talk to them.