New York, October 26 (RHC)-- Two African-American customers have accused the high-end New York department store Barneys of racial profiling after they were detained for making expensive purchases.
Trayon Christian, who is 19 years old, was arrested moments after buying a $350 belt. Despite showing his ID and debit card to undercover officers, Christian was told the purchase was suspicious because he could not afford to make it. Christian has filed a lawsuit against Barneys.
Another African-American shopper has since come forward to say she endured a similar experience earlier this year. The National Action Network has vowed to picket Barneys unless the alleged racial profiling stops.