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An African American man who says he was asked to pay for his meal before dining at a Washington state restaurant has filed a $100,000 discrimination suit against the chain. Brian Eason is a real estate agent who also serves as a deputy with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office in nearby Orgeon. He went to the Vancouver location of Elmer’s and was asked to prepay for his meal. Eason thought it was odd and asked his waitress about the policy:

I was kind of curious about it and said 'Well, is that new?' And she said 'Yes, we had a few walk-aways and my boss asked me to ask for prepayment.'

Sources: The Oregonian