This is the moment a white woman snatches a phone belonging to a person of colour after he started filming her when she called the police on him because he was stuck in a queue of traffic and unable to reverse so she could park.
The incident took place in the Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles in the US state of California, and the footage was shared on Twitter by netizen ‘LosAnge15878215’.
The Los Angeles resident, who preferred not to be named, told Newsflash that he is a male in his twenties. He identified on social media as a ‘POC’ (person of colour).
He wrote on Twitter: “A ‘Karen’ in the Pico-Robertson/Beverly Hills area calls the cops on me (a POC) for being unable to back-up to give her room to park, THEN STEALS MY PHONE!
“How many other times has she tried to weaponize the police AND to touch me at the height of a pandemic?! #KarensGoneWild.”
In the video, the woman is seen getting out of her car to confront the man because he is unable to back-up to allow her to reverse park.
He says: “You just said you were gonna call the police on me.”
The ‘Karen’ replies: “I do, I just did.”
During the exchange, the woman takes a picture of the man before reaching inside his car and grabbing his phone.
She says: “Move the f*cking car dude.”
The man, who preferred to remain anonymous until the police investigation has finished, said that officers arrived on the scene quickly.
He told Newsflash: “I got my phone back after an older man on the street came over and spoke with her. They then they told me ‘delete the video and we’ll give the phone back’.
“I was shocked but promised them I would and then as soon as they handed it over, I ran back to my car and called the police.”
According to local media, the woman has been identified as Ashley Sotolongo, the founder and CEO of Woof Pack Training LLC.
The investigation is ongoing.
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