"We are aware of a awful incident involving the actions of one of our employees outside of the workplace", Sonoco Products said in a statement.
We apologize to our neighbors who were directly hurt by these actions, and we hope that everyone in Glenridge will join us in redoubling our efforts to care for and support all of our neighbors during this hard time, ' they said in a statement. She accuses him of singling out her and her young son as African-Americans by asking to see her ID. Because Bloom could not reference the sign-in sheet, he approached Edwards, the statement says, and was given what turned out to be her correct address. In one of the videos on her account, viewed more than 4 million times, she told Winston-Salem police that Bloom asked for her address and then for an ID. When she refused to provide an ID, Bloom called the police. After this, the officer asked if he could borrow her pool card to demonstrate to Bloom that it was valid. Because this is ridiculous'.
A few hours later, Edwards posted the video to her Facebook account. 'This happened to me and my baby today. Bloom has resigned as pool chairman and as a Glenridge HOA board member after the incident, the report said. At the beginning, she tells officers that Bloom walked past other residents at the pool to single her out. "My own pool", Edwards can be heard saying in a video of the incident.
Bloom resigned Thursday as the "pool chair" and a board member from the homeowners association of Glenridge, his community in Winston-Salem.
Company spokesman Brian Risinger confirmed that Bloom's separation was "effective immediately". An officer apologized to her.
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The attorney called the video incomplete and misleading, and said Bloom has received death threats and has relocated his wife and three children to a "safe location".
Edwards shared video of the ordeal on social media, where Bloom has been dubbed "Pool Patrol Paul".
"In confronting and calling the police on one of our neighbours, the pool chair escalated a situation in a way that does not reflect the inclusive values Glenridge seeks to uphold as a community".
Vermitsky told the Journal that the incident started before Edwards began videotaping.
"I think the situation is unfortunate that conclusions are being reached by people who have seen a 46-second video of their interaction", Vermitsky said. "He called the police to make sure that the interaction didn't escalate". Lawyer John Vermitsky issued a statement Friday saying his client feels bad and didn't intend to discriminate.
It apparently wasn't enough for the man, who called police.
"I'm heartbroken that I'm no longer on that team, but unfortunately we felt at the end of the day talking through it that the company's best interest would be uh served without me", he said. In a Twitter post, South Carolina-based Sonoco apologized to Abhulimen and said the situation doesn't reflect company values.