White woman called cops on a black child for assaulting her
A video of a Brooklyn woman calling the police on a young black child and his mother after the woman accused the boy of “sexually assaulting” her by “grabbing her butt” in a Flatbush corner store has gone viral. The 53-year-old woman can also be seen in the video yelling at another white woman who tried to intervene. She has been dubbed “Cornerstore Caroline” by the man who recorded the incident.
Surveillance video obtained by WPIX-TVshows that the boy did not grope the woman, but accidentally brushed against her as he left the store.
Teresa Sue Klein has been identified as the woman who called 911 in the video. It was posted on Facebook on October 10 by Jason Littlejohn just hours after the incident. Klein could not be reached for comment by Heavy. The woman and child Klein called the police on have not been identified and have not spoken out about the incident. A GoFundMe has been started by activist Michael Skolnikto help with his education. You can make a donation here.
“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. The video has been viewed millions of times since it was posted Wednesday night.
You can watch the video below:
Surveillance Video Shows That the Boy Did Not Grab the Woman
Surveillance video, which you can watch above, shows that the boy did not sexually assault or grope Teresa Klein. The video shows Klein leaning over the counter at the store when the boy walks behind her after his mother. As he accidentally brushes against her with his side and backpack, Klein turns around and looks at him. The video shows Klein making gestures and then arguing with the mother.
Ramos reports that Klein did call 911 and NYPD officers arrived about 17 minutes after her call. They did not file a report because everyone had left the scene, according to Ramos.
“The little kid thought he was going to go to jail for something he didn’t do,” Littlejohn, who recorded the video outside of the store, told The New York Times. “I thought it was someone calling police for unnecessary reasons, especially on a child. You think something like this only happens in the South, but it’s all over the world. He’s going to be traumatized for the rest of his life. This is something that will stick with him.”