Update 05/28/19 8:34 p.m.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A white manager of a Mississippi campground has been fired after video showed her holding a gun while telling an African American couple to leave because they did not have a reservation.
Kampgrounds of America spokesman Mike Gast said Tuesday that the unidentified manager had been fired from the KOA in Starkville.
A video posted Sunday to a Facebook page apparently belonging to Macon, Mississippi, resident Jessica Richardson shows a woman in a KOA shirt holding a gun as Richardson and her husband tell her they didn't know they needed a reservation.
Richardson did not immediately respond to messages an Associated Press reporter left through Facebook and at the nail salon where she works.
Gast says KOA "does not condone the use of a firearm in any manner" on its properties or franchises.
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STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Franklin and Jessica Richardson said they were enjoying a picnic at the lake when a woman jumped out of her truck and pointed a gun at them.
Richardson said the woman yelled, "You don't belong here. You're not supposed to be here," while pointing a revolver in their face.
Kampgrounds of America (KOA) is a campsite in Starkville that has benches overlooking the lake, slides and an area for cabins and recreational vehicles.
Richardson said the woman claimed to be a property manager and kicked them off the property because they didn't have reservations.
After speaking with the woman's husband, who's also a property manager, he told them they only needed reservations for the cabin and RV area, not the lake area, Richardson said.
The husband said they were on private property, but Richardson said they didn't know and didn't see any signs saying that.
The Richardson's obtained an attorney to see how they can move forward.
WTVA reached out to the property managers of KOA, and they said they could not comment.