Lewis posted a video of his encounter with Cobb County Police on Facebook.
Local news station CBS 46 reports that Lewis was in the parking lot of a local Walmart going on an errand with the two children he was babysitting when a white woman approached him and started questioning him about the children's safety.
The woman then followed Lewis in her vehicle all the way to the street where he lived before calling the police to report him.
The matter was resolved when the officer called the children's parents, David Parker and Dana Mango. The son attends Lewis' youth mentor program, Inspired by Lewis, which has a mission to "provide enrichment to socially challenged youth by promoting positive character development, self-awareness and life skills that will cultivate our next generation of innovative leaders". Lewis said no, and the police were called.
Lewis recalled asking, and the woman allegedly drove off.
The officer briefly spoke with Lewis and asked to speak with the children as well.
Minutes later, a cop arrives and proceeds to question Lewis and the children.
Tagged with nicknames such as BBQ Becky and Permit Patty, white people who've reported black people for sitting in Starbucks, shopping at CVS, mowing lawns, playing golf, staying at an Airbnb or napping on a couch in a college dorm, are being publicly named, mocked and, in some cases, fired from their jobs.
Parker and his wife, Dana Mango, were at dinner when they received the call, and his wife had to be convinced that it was not a prank, he said. "I said 'why wouldn't they be?' She gave me a smirk and then left".
"There was only one thing that she saw that was out of place and that was kids of a different race than the person they were with", she added.
"I noticed we were being watched", Lewis told Newsweek.
"B-W-B, which I guess is the new thing - babysitting while black", said Parker.
Lewis "had to go to a wedding for a week, and every day Nicholas asked when he was coming back", Mango said.
"This lady is following me because I got two kids in the backseat that does not look like me", Lewis said in the video.