WATCH: Georgia House Minority Leader Caught in a Hate Hoax

Georgia State Rep. and Minority Leader Erica Thomas (D) took to Twitter on Saturday, saying a white man called her “a lazy SOB” and that she needed to go back to where she came from because she had too many items in the express lane at the local Publix. . .

“I walked into Publix, I bought my three items. There were three checkout lanes. One was express, the other two were empty. I kept my tongue shut. I went to pay for my items in one of the empty lanes. This lady, I noticed, had about 20 items on the conveyer,” Sparkes explained. “I walked up to the two customer service associates from Publix, asked them what can be done in a nice manner and they said corporate policy [says] we cant do anything but you as a customer can say something.” . . .

“I said, ‘Ma’am, not to be rude,’ my exact first words, point at the sign, which shows it in the surveillance camera, which I’ve seen already, point at the sign, ’10 items or less.’ She berates me after that. I don’t remember exactly what she said, but on camera, she approached me, came towards me as I took a couple steps back. I said, ‘You’re selfish.’ She mentioned she was nine months pregnant and I told it didn’t matter in this case. It has no point on this case. There’s two empty lines. You don’t need to be in the express line.” . . .

According to Sparkes, the two exchanged words, at which point he said, “You’re a selfish little b**ch.” He said after he made the comment he walked out of the grocery store.

(Read more from “Georgia House Minority Leader Caught in a Hate Hoax” HERE)

Follow Joe Miller on Twitter HERE and Facebook HERE