The DoubleTree Hotel in Portland, Oregon called the police on a black an, Jermaine Massey, while he was trying to call his mother in the lobby on Dec. 23.
Massey noted on Instagram that he was targeted by a security guard because he is black. Massey was ultimately kicked out of the hotel and had to find a new one around midnight.
DoubleTree management said the incident was a misunderstanding and that the hotel staff does not discriminate against people based on race, notes Oregon Live.
Massey said from his new room at the Sheraton: “It just goes to show you that racism is still alive and well man. This was a real incident where I could’ve gone to jail if I responded in a different way.”