All John Henson wanted to do was look at a watch in a jewelry store.
Instead, the Milwaukee Bucks center became the victim of racial profiling.
Henson detailed the entire event via a lengthy Instagram post, describing the incident at the luxury jeweler Schwanke-Kasten in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, that led to police officers being called.
The store owner, Thomas Dixon, told ESPN that the incident was all a misunderstanding, one in which police were called over a misunderstanding about Henson's vehicle. Whitefish Bay Police had advised the store to call police if they saw a Chevrolet Tahoe, like Henson's, after one parked outside the store recently had questions about stolen plates. Police also claim the store had been previously robbed, so everyone was on high alert.
Dixon claims to regret how the situation was handled.
"We all agree that racial profiling is never acceptable and deeply regret how the circumstances unfolded Friday and today," Dixon told ESPN, adding that he wants to apologize to the Bucks center.
The Bucks wrote in a statement: "Nobody should be treated that way. We are trying to contact the store directly."
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