Regrann from @merciful.melanin - Vendors along Market Street near #SanFrancisco's Ferry Building are required by law to have sellers permits. When #vendors were shown the viral video, they said they would not be offended if someone asked them for their permits.
#PermitBetty is an online nickname that stuck for the woman wearing a red shirt in the video.
The man recording her and calling her by that name claims she is harassing the street vendor by asking if they have a seller's #permit. The video has been shared over 20,000 times just on Facebook and has garnered thousands of comments.
Many of the comments attack the woman. There has also been other fallout.
Non-profit Yerba Buena Community Benefit District told #NBC Bay Area on Friday the woman in the video works for one of their service providers and that they have now cut ties with her after the video was posted.
It is unclear if the woman's direct employer has taken any action against her or not. The company did not return requests for a comment on Friday.
According to employment attorney Leslie Levy, that kind of fame can cost you your job.
Street vendor Greye Dixon said they usually keep their permits on the table.
It was not clear from the cell phone video whether or not that vendor had a permit or who "Permit Betty" was calling during the interaction.
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