#PermitPatty speaks out after calling police on girl selling water

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There has been a growing backlash online against Ettel, who is white, who allegedly called police on the little girl, who is black, since Jordan's mother, Erin Austin, intervened and recorded the interaction on video. But mostly, it involved Twitter tracking down the angry woman, real name apparently Alison Ettel, and gleefully watching her career suffer.

The mum, who recently lost her job, also explains her eight-year-old was selling the water to raise money for a trip to Disneyland.

Jordan was selling the water bottles outside the family's apartment building, which is across the street from AT&T Stadium, where the Giants were playing.

"Permit Patty", whose real name is Alison Ettel, told the San Francisco Chronicle she regrets even pretending to call the police.

In her defense, Ettel told HuffPost that the girl's race had nothing to do with the phone call she had only "pretended" to make. SFPD later confirmed to ABC7 News they did not receive any calls about anyone selling water.

"Illegally selling water without a permit", the woman can be heard saying into her phone.

"I should have never confronted her". Her daughter, Jordan, is biracial and Ettel is white.

"It was literally nonstop".

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Ettel also said that she never called to report Jordan, but rather to inquire about whether what the mother and daughter were doing was legal.

"Now I'm starting to think she did it on objective", Jordan said, "because I think she doesn't care about people's skin colors, because she doesn't care about people's lives except for hers".

Ettel told the Huffington Post that she acted because Rodgers and her mother were screaming, but that after watching the video she feels "horrible and heart-wrenched".

She has a theory why no one asked her son for a permit. "It was all the mother and just about being quiet", she said.

"They were screaming about what they were selling", Ettel told The Huffington Post.

So my little cousin was selling water and didn't have a permit so this lady made a decision to call the cops on an 8 year old. "I have no problem with enterprising young women", she told the publication. She too went viral after calling police and telling a 911 dispatcher that black people were using a charcoal grill in a "non-designated area in Lake Merritt park".

"I'm upset she had to go through this", said Austin.

Folks who saw the video ended up purchasing the tickets for her and family members, while others pledged that they would buy water bottles from her to then donate to homeless shelters in their communities. But that didn't stop critics from lumping her in with the dozens of white people who have sicced the police on people of color for innocuous activities.

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