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A white man has admitted to cursing at a pregnant black Georgia lawmaker for taking too many items into a supermarket express lane but denies telling her, “go back where you came from.”

WSB-TV reports Eric Sparkes showed up during an interview with Rep. Erica Thomas of Austell on Saturday, outside the Atlanta-area store where the incident occurred.

The article goes on to state the following:

Thomas confronted Sparkes in front of reporters and said he had “degraded and berated” her. She has told The Associated Press she notified police and will seek store video.

WSB-TV reported:

Sparkes claims he never said anything racist, although he did admit to cursing at Thomas for having too many items in the express checkout lane.

Thomas said Publix employees kicked Sparkes out and he kept coming back inside.

Publix sent a statement to Channel 2’s Lauren Pozen, saying: “At Publix we are committed to creating a safe and welcoming shopping experience for all our customers. We are cooperating with local law enforcement as they look into the matter.”

Related: VIDEO: Black Georgia lawmaker says white man told her to ‘go back where you came from’ at store

“We were getting ready to interview Rep. @itsericathomas outside the @Publix where she says a man called her the B word and told her to ‘go back where you came from.’ Well… that man…was already here at the Publix because he wanted to speak to management. She confronted him,” reporter Christian Jennings tweeted.

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