Alison Ettel is the white woman from San Francisco who called the police on an 8-year-old girl for “illegally” selling water. She quickly went viral under the name Permit Patty, but now we can call her Lying Patty.
After she was shamed all over the Internet, she told The Huffington Post that she only “pretended” to call 911. Not true.
Listen to the 911 call below, courtesy of Shaun King.
Permit Patty is truly delusional, did she really think this 911 call wouldn’t be released? Why did she even make up a lie that she didn’t call the police? Since she clearly is a liar, it is safe to assume she was also lying when she told The Huffington Post there was “no racial component to” calling the police on an 8-year-old Black girl.
In case you missed it, here is the original recording of the child’s mother recording Ettel.
Permit Patty was the creator of TreatWell, a company that sold marijuana to pets. However, earlier this week CBS Los Angeles reported that Ettel “stepped down as CEO of her cannabis company.” There have also been accusations that she was illegally selling drugs, Shaun King is reported via Twitter, “A former employee of Alison Ettel (
#PermitPatty) told me that Ettel sold over $1 million worth of cannabis products without the proper permit. They often joked about being illegal drug dealers.” He also wrote, “Her products were designed for pets, but were knowingly used for human consumption. Both operations required proper permitting in the State of California, and Alison Ettel made a fortune without the permits anyway.”
Let this be a lesson to all white people who want to police Black people — mind your own damn business.