While two Black brothers in Virginia were delivering newspaper ads as part of a summer job, someone found their work suspicious enough to call the police.
Brandie Sharp is instilling the value of work in her sons, 17-year-old Mycah and 11-year-old Uriah, by having them deliver a collection of newspaper ads called “The Bag” to porches in their Upper Arlington neighborhood, reported ABC6.
One day, the three of them were delivering “The Bag” when Uriah accidentally placed a bundle at the wrong address.
“We had delivered to the wrong houses,” Sharp told ABC6. “So he went to go grab the newspapers to make sure everything was okay.”
Soon after, an Arlington police officer arrived on scene and began questioning their actions.
“I showed him the thing for the Dispatch, The Bag, the midday week paper, that we get,” Sharp said. “He said ‘Oh, really?’ and by that time I was kind of like, ‘Okay, why are you questioning me about this?'”