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'Coupon Carl' calls police on black woman trying to use a coupon

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Social media has captured yet another display of alleged racism in a public space, this time coming from a CVS pharmacy in Chicago over the weekend. On the video the CVS manager is seen shaking as he puts a call through to local police after Camilla Hudson reportedly tried to use a phony coupon. 

Like many of these recent incidents, social media has given the CVS manager, Carl Matson, a hashtag nickname, this time it's "Coupon Carl." But that's not all, it's been revealed that Carl is also the president of the Illinois Log Cabin Republicans. 

Hudson, 53, told ABC News that Carl called her out for trying to use a manufacturers coupon (left) which he thought looked suspicious. 

“In saying it’s fraudulent and it looks handwritten, which it didn’t to me, he [Matson] was essentially calling me a liar, a thief, a forger,” said Hudson.

The pharmacy giant has since issued a statement over the situation saying they will investigate the incident and do what is necessary. 

 “We will take any corrective action that is warranted to prevent it from happening again,” a CVS spokesperson said. “CVS Pharmacy does not tolerate any practices that discriminate against any customer and we are committed to maintaining a welcoming and diverse environment in our stores.”

Matson was a state delegate for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and is currently running for Chicago City Council. 

He joins the ranks of social media whistleblowers calling the police on black folks for innocuous public activities. 

"BBQ Becky" and "Permit Patty" made separate headlines recently for their videos in which they called law enforcement on black people. "Becky" made her call after seeing a family having a barbeque at a public park and "Patty" phoned authorities after she saw a mother/daughter team selling bottled water in front of her building without a permit. 

You can watch Camilla Hudson's video HERE

No action was taken by police after they arrived.