An employee at a Mississippi campground was fired after pulling a gun on a black couple having a picnic and ordering them to leave the property.
Jessica Richardson, 26, and her husband, Franklin Richardson, 28, say they had been looking for a place to enjoy the vistas of Oktibbeha County Lake in eastern Mississippi with their dog over Memorial Day weekend.
They searched online for a nearby Kampgrounds of America location and decided to drive to the Starkville spot on Sunday, the couple told local CBS affiliate WCBI.
The Richardsons said they were told at the campground’s front office that they did not need a reservation to picnic by the lake. But minutes later, a white woman who identified herself as the property manager pulled up in a pickup truck, flashed a gun and told them to leave.