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Bucks' Henson alleges racial profiling at store


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee Bucks center John Henson says he was racially profiled at a Wisconsin jewelry store in an incident the shop owner says was a misunderstanding.
Henson posted an account of the incident Monday on Instagram, saying workers at the Whitefish Bay shop where he'd intended to look at a watch locked the door and told him to leave.
Henson, who is black, said he was questioned by police. He called the incident "degrading."
Store owner Thomas Dixon told WISN-TV the incident was a misunderstanding over Henson's vehicle. He says police had asked employees to be on the lookout for certain types of cars.
Whitefish Bay Police issued a statement saying the department advised the store to call police if a Red Tahoe like Henson's arrived after one parked outside the store days earlier raised suspicions that its plates were stolen.
Henson, the 14th overall pick out of North Carolina in 2012, signed a four-year contract extension earlier this month.

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