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Couple upset over 'Jungle Fever' note left by parking valet

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EAST POINT, Ga. -

An interracial couple is upset about words left on a parking ticket stub outside of a restaurant in East Point. A parking attendant at Spondivits wrote the words "Jungle Fever" on the stub.

Kandea and Samuel Aarons said they drove from Columbus, Ga. to Atlanta to shop in the area and dine at the restaurant. They said the parking attendant at the restaurant was cordial, but they noticed the writing after they got back home.

"To me those words were racially motivated," said Kandea Aarons.

The words are apparently a reference to the 1991 movie "Jungle Fever" directed by Spike Lee.  The movie featured an interracial couple and the mostly negative reaction from the community to race mixing.

"I was upset but I was mainly disappointed. Disappointed that this is still taking place today. 2014. Especially in the big city of Atlanta," said Samuel Aarons.

The corporate chef of Spondivits told FOX 5's Morse Diggs that the valet parking company manager confronted an African-American employee that served the couple. He  admitted to scribbling the message and he was terminated. The restaurant then call Aarons, apologized and offered her gift certificates to come back and eat again. She refused that and told Morse Diggs that she has consulted an attorney.

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