Officers spoke with Bloom who said he was concerned that the woman, identified as Jasmine Abhulimen, and her son were using the pool without authorization.
Video of their tense encounter was shared on Facebook where it's been viewed more than 4 million times. "The well-documented incident, which involves activities at a neighbourhood pool over the 4th of July, does not reflect the core values of our Company, and the employee involved is no longer employed by the Company in any respect", the statement partly reads.
The woman in the video accuses the man of racial profiling, while a police officer tells her that the allegation would need to be "a civil dispute". Lawyer John Vermitsky issued a statement Friday saying his client feels bad and didn't intend to discriminate.
Edwards told officers that Bloom only approached her and asked for ID. He did not. On Thursday afternoon the Glenridge Homeowners Association issued an apology and announced that Bloom had resigned his position as the pool's chairman and board member.
When the woman's keycard opens the gate, the police officer tells the man that is all she needs to get into the pool. "It turns green, and it unlocks". She explained to them that there was no rule that she had to show her ID before she could enter the pool area.
Abhulimen asked if Bloom wanted to apologise for singling her out, but Bloom ignored her.
"Do you want to apologize?"
Asked about her access card, Edwards can be heard to say: 'Yes!
Mobile phone video filmed by Ms Edwards shows police calmly speaking to her and the man.
Vermitsky told the Winston-Salem Journal that Bloom's resignation did not confirm any wrongdoing.
Bloom tried to counter by claiming that, as pool chairman, he regularly asked swimmers to see their IDs.
Bloom's job as pool chair included removing people from the pool who were not authorized to be there. Another board member first asked Abhulimen her address because she didn't recognize her. Abhulimen, however, gave an address on a street where homes weren't yet built, confusing the board member, Vermitsky said.
"I think the situation is unfortunate that conclusions are being reached by people who have seen a 46-second video of their interaction". Then Bloom, "not wanting a confrontation to escalate", called police to resolve the situation, according to the statement.
Once the keycard works at the gate, Bloom says "Alright, perfect".
"You may be aware by now of a awful incident involving the actions of one our employees", wrote Rob Tiede.
Two days later, Sonoco Products, the company that Bloom worked for, released a statement saying that he had been fired.
The incident also led to Bloom no longer being employed at Sonoco, according to television station WXII.
What did the HOA say?
"We sincerely regret that an incident occurred yesterday at our community pool that left neighbors feeling racially profiled", the association said in its statement.
We also have re-instituted a sign-in sheet at the pool to make sure no resident feels singled out again.