BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A former employee of SoFi Stadium has issued a formal apology for accidentally knocking over a hot dog vendor’s cart and allegedly causing injury to her daughter.
During a news conference held on Wednesday and attended by Black civil rights leaders, Marvin Carrol expressed his apologies to all those involved and those who were harmed.
Carrol also emphasized that his children are of mixed Hispanic heritage and his actions were not motivated by race.
However, the street vendor, Lesbia Tol Morales, stated that although Carrol publicly apologized, neither she nor her daughter received a personal apology.
“I believe he should have called to apologize directly to my daughter and me,” Tol Morales told Karen Marroquin from 17 News on Thursday.
The incident took place on June 3 outside SoFi Stadium in Inglewood.
Morales’ 12-year-old daughter, Marlene Roquel, explained that Morales had briefly left the cart to use the restroom and asked her daughter to look after it.
It was at that moment, Roquel alleges, that the worker shouted at her and other vendors to move away from the stadium’s exit, causing $500 worth of merchandise to be knocked to the ground.
SoFi Stadium confirmed that Carrol was employed by a third-party company and has since been terminated.