Hangman's noose found at New Orleans business

Baton Rouge, La (WVLA) - A New Orleans employee quit after he came into work and found a noose hanging at his job.

Early Wednesday morning a noose was found hanging right outside the break area at the Kearney Company.

"The first thing I thought and came to mind was slavery and black people being hung and intimidation,"said  Jason Allen.

Allen was a yard driver who moved containers around. He said they reported the noose to the general manager who laughed.

"He got out of his company truck laughing and smiling saying someone has a sick sense of humor," said Allen.

After that Allen said  they were told to throw it away but instead they contacted authorities.

The Kearney Company said they are investigating the matter.

In a statement, the company said it was placed after work hours and "We regret any negative feelings that this symbol might have caused with our employees at that location."

Allen said the company didn't address the employees nor cared for their concerns.

"You want us to ship our containers and work like nothing has happened," said Allen.

Which is why he quit.

"I don't feel like this is a comfortable work environment and i don't feel happy or safe to work here anymore,"said Allen.

It's against the law to publicly display a hangman's noose in Louisiana. If authorities catch whoever did it they could face up to a year in jail and a $5,000 fine.


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