EDGEWATER, N.J. – Police in northern New Jersey say a 14-year-old girl grabbed a supermarket microphone and announced, "All blacks leave the store."
The case is nearly identical to what happened on two occasions at a southern New Jersey Walmart.
Edgewater police say the new case is being investigated as a possible "copycat" situation. They say they were called after the girl made the announcement over the Whole Foods Market's public-address system Saturday afternoon.
The girl, whose name was not released because of her age, is charged with bias intimidation and harassment.
In the Walmart case, a 16-year-old boy faces the same charges after police said he twice ordered all blacks to leave the store.
Information from: The Record of Bergen County, http://www.northjersey.com