An African American man in Trussville, north of Birmingham wants answers after he said he was treated like a criminal --for trying to make a return.
The man, Brian Spurlock said he feels he was racially profiled by store employees.
Police said Hobby Lobby called to report a man trying to return an item who resembled a suspect wanted for writing bad checks.
According to Spurlock, the employee looked at the receipt and told him that she couldn't return the item because it was open.
The employee then called a manager over, who told him she would call corporate to get help, but she actually called police.
"He walks up to me and say, 'hey, where's your ID?' I said, 'what you need my ID for?' He said, 'what's about to happen you're about to be trespassing in the store, " Spurlock said.
Police checked his identification and determined that he was not the suspect.
Trussville police said they followed proper procedure on a call about a potential suspect.
Once police gave Spurlock his Identification back, the store completed his return.
Spurlock's girlfriend, Ashely Maddox said, "This supposed to be a Christian store. So why not support the Christians? But unfortunately, they're the wrong kind of Christians," Ashley
Hobby Lobby's corporate office has not commented on the matter.
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