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Indiana Doc, Asked if He Was Asian, Was Then Kicked Out of Gas Station

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By    |   Wednesday, 01 April 2020 05:56 PM

An Indiana doctor says he was berated and kicked out of a gas station in Martinsville, Indiana, by an employee who asked if he was of Asian descent.

"Friday 27th, I believe, we received a call that a man of Asian descent had been refused service at a gas station, specifically due to his race being Chinese or Asian," Martinsville Chief of Police Kurt Spivey told Newsweek. "My understanding is that this was directly in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic."

The doctor, who only wanted to be identified by his first name, David, told CNN he stopped for gas and a cup of coffee.

When he went inside, the clerk yelled at him, asking if he was Chinese, and told him to leave.

“He was very angry and told me to get out. I wasn’t allowed to buy anything there, not allowed to use the bathroom there. ‘Never come back. Don’t ever come back.’ In a very violent and hateful way,” David said.

“I’ve never experienced anything like this before,” David said. "Part of me is hurt and angry and saddened that people can actually behave that way to another.”

The gas station owner called WISH-TV on Wednesday to offer an apology and said the clerk has been fired.

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