VIDEO: San Diego security guard questions woman's immigration status in Target parking lot

Posted at 11:25 AM, Nov 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-13 20:36:28-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- People on social media are outraged after video shows a security guard questioning a mother's immigration status in a Target parking lot. 

The woman who recorded and posted the video, Sonia Serrano Zavala, says the guard was asking the mother if she is here legally when she started recording. 

The unidentified security guard can be heard in the video saying, "You’re illegally here and you’re having babies and you’re probably on welfare."

The woman, seen holding a baby in the parking lot, was reportedly asking for money. Midway through the video, the security guard says "it's a scam" and claims the woman has a car and a condo.

The incident took place at a Target located in the Marketplace at the Grove Shopping Center. 

The guard does not work specifically for Target, but provides security for the entire shopping center. 

The company who hires the security guards for the mall said, "The behavior of this employee is not reflective of the standards we have set for our security professionals, and we will address it."

WARNING: The video below contains graphic language.