A white woman was captured on video calling the cops on a 9-year-old black child who she claimed grabbed her butt in a Brooklyn bodega, an accusation that outraged locals — and caused the kid to burst into tears.
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“I want the cops here right now!” the woman, who identifies herself as a Flatbush resident named Teresa Klein, can be heard demanding over the phone. “The son grabbed my a– and she decided to yell at me.”
A crowd starts to form outside the Sahara Deli in Flatbush as the woman, in sunglasses and knee-high boots, continues to yell loudly into her phone, as frustrated residents implore her to “go home.”
The child can be seen wailing outside the bodega as the crowd tries to comfort him and come to his defense.
“Nobody wants to touch your flat a–,” one woman sneers. Another person branded the accuser “Cornerstore Caroline,” an apparent reference to other recent viral videos of white women — “Barbecue Becky,” “Permit Patty” — calling the police on African-Americans over seemingly minor incidents.
At one point, Klein appears to realize she’s causing a spectacle, telling the crowd: “White lady calls the cops on black lady, I get it.”
Another white woman also walks up to confront her — and the two almost come to blows.