Source: Ryan Saavedra

Georgia Democratic State Rep. Erica Thomas claimed in a tweet on Friday that a white man told her to “go back to where” she “came from” at a grocery store, a claim that went viral but is now being disputed.

The incident reportedly happened on Friday at an Atlanta-area Publix store, when a man named Eric Sparkes allegedly confronted Thomas for having too many items while in the express checkout lane.

Thomas tweeted: “Today I was verbally assaulted in the grocery store by a white man who told me I was a lazy SOB and to go back to where I came from bc I had to many items in the express lane. My husband wasn’t there to defend me because he is on Active Duty serving the country I came from USA!”

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