Two Black men had the police called on them by a manager of an LA Fitness in Secaucus, New Jersey, on Monday. Just like the two men who were arrested by Philadelphia police while sitting in a Starbucks, these men committed no crime; in fact, they were lawfully working out with active memberships.
Tshyrad Oates shared several videos to Facebook as well as a detailed description of what went down.
According to Oates, he was working out on a four-day guest pass and his friend had been a member of the gym for the last eight years. However, a manager at the LA Fitness accused both men of working out without paying and insisted they leave.
“I get it! You guys don’t like cell phones, but it’s not criminal activity," the police officer told the manager.
Although the two were not arrested, they were still banned from the gym.
"This La Fitness manager who refused to give us his reason to kicking us out, and refused to give us his name stated that I was banned from the gym and my friend’s gym membership has been terminated effective immediately. This is ridiculous and the last video sealed the deal," Oates wrote.
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