Sharma reportedly erupted into the racist diatribe after being asked to hand an item she didn’t want to Fowler, instead of leaving it at the register.
“She told me to go back to Africa. She told me she’ll shoot me,” Fowler said. “I just can’t believe that lady talked to me like that.”
Officers who responded to the incident said there was no evidence that Sharma had a gun and that the Dollar Tree manager said she hadn’t heard any threats of violence, according to the police report.
Both women had called cops to report the screaming match within 10 minutes of each other.
Sharma, who was at the store with her mom and her sister, said she’s the one who was actually the victim of racism and that the store employee told her to “go back to [her] country” over where to place the items she no longer wanted to buy.
“The clerk got agitated and snatched them and said, ‘You pieces of trash, why don’t you go back to your country,’” Sharma said. “She’s telling me she’s going to beat my ass.”