Alison Ettel, dubbed "Permit Patty" on social media, was attacked online after video of her trying to hide while she was on the phone gained more than 1 million views after it was posted Saturday on Instagram.
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). "She called the police on an 8-year-old little girl", Austin said.
In a video uploaded by the girl's mother, the camera follows a woman, Huffington Post has identified as Alison Ettel. He bought the whole family tickets and reminded the world that there is kindness out there.
It's a decision the woman says she now regrets because the video of the incident has gone viral under the hashtag #PermitPatty.
Ettel could have shut her windows but said it was a hot day and doing so wouldn't have blocked out the noise.
"Permit Petty" has been compared to another white woman who was nicknamed BBQ Becky after she called police on two black men in Oakland, California, over a charcoal barbecue at Lake Merritt.
Ettel told Today she was not proud of her actions and wanted apologize to Jordan and her mother.
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The video prompted an instant backlash online, where many posters commented on a white woman appearing to call police on a young African American girl.
"It was stupid", she said.
"People were walking by saying, "I saw you on the news" and others stopped in traffic to get out and buy her water", Austin says, adding that one woman approached her daughter only wanting a hug and to donate some spending money for her Disneyland trip, which has already been funded by a stranger.
But after seeing Permit Patty at her worst, the director of the film chose to cut her out of the project and remove "all content that remotely promotes her or her business".
"They were screaming about what they were selling", she told HuffPost.
"It was literally nonstop".
"On my property", replies the woman filming the video. "And who pretends to call the police on an 8-year-old?"
"It was completely stress-related, and I should have never confronted her. It was continuous and it wasn't a soft voice, it was screaming". That was it. It was nothing about selling the water. "I have no problem with enterprising young women", she told the publication. She continued on to claim that she asked them to quiet down while she was working.