The misunderstanding and tension described by Perry suggests that the two white officers did not recognize him as one of Atlanta's richest and best-known citizens. It happened a few days before Perry hosted President Obama at his studio on March 17, he said.
The tension was defused after another police cruiser pulled up to the scene, Perry wrote.
"This officer was a black guy," Perry wrote. "He took one look at me and had that 'Oh No' look on his face."
The black officer spoke "in a hushed tone" to the two white officers, he said.
"After that, one of the officers stayed near his car while one came back, very apologetic," Perry wrote. Perry did not identify the officers or specify which police department in the Atlanta metropolitan area they were from.
Perry posed a question to his readers: "Do you see how quickly this could have turned for the worse?
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