Emory Ellis, an African-American homeless man, walked into a Burger King in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, expecting to buy breakfast with the small amount of cash he had. He never imagined such a decision would lead him to prison. Now, his legal representative has explained the impact the incident had on his life.
On a morning in November 2015, Ellis handed the staff member a $10 bill to pay for his order. However, the worker denied him the meal. What’s more, they refused to give him back the cash and told him to leave the restaurant.