A video of a white woman in Brooklyn calling the police on a young Black boy and his mother because the boy allegedly “grabbed her butt” while in a local bodega.
In the viral video, recorded outside a Flatbush corner store, the woman yelled at onlookers who tried to console the crying child and tell the woman that he accidentally brushed up against her while walking in the tiny store.
The 53-year-old woman has since been dubbed “Cornerstore Caroline,” although people on Twitter have identified her as Teresa Sue Klein.
Video of the incident was posted on October 10 by Jason Stovetop Littlejohn.
“As I walked up I noticed the argument, apparently the kid brushed up against her and she said he touched her and decided to call police on a nine-year-old child. As you can see the kid is crying and the mom is upset,” Littlejohn wrote on Facebook.
In the video, Klein, wearing sunglasses, can be heard saying, “I want the cops here right now.”
“A white lady calls the cops on a black lady, I get it. Yeah, they’re videotaping,” she told the dispatcher, “the son grabbed my ass. And she decided to yell at me. There are security cameras.”
Eventually, another white woman then tries to intervene, telling Klein, “Go away. What is your problem? I’m calling you out. You can’t just call the police on a child.”
“Oh honey. You cannot shame me. You are a child. You are young enough to be my daughter. When you’re 53-years-old…” Klein says and gets into the woman’s face.
“From one white girl to another, make the point to the entire audience.”
The video ends after a few more seconds of arguing between the two women.
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