An African American man made a video of the moment a white woman called 911, pretended to be in distress while lying that “an African American man” is threatening her life.
The woman was at the Ramble in New York’s Central Park when she took her dog off the leash, an act that is against the rules so as to protect the birds from dogs.
An African American man who is “an avid birder” politely asked her to put her dog on leash but she refused. Then the man began filming her, she confronted him and asked him to stop. He told her he will stop when she puts her dog on the leash.
Rather than obey the rules, the woman told him that she will call the cops and tell them that he’s threatening her.
She said: “I’m going to tell them that there’s an African American man threatening my life.”
She took her phone, dialed 911, and told the cops just that. She also pretended like she was in distress and begged them to send the cops immediately.
While making the call, she was pulling hard at her dog’s chocker making the animal scream and almost chocked.
The video was shared on Twitter by Melody Cooper, a sister to the African American man.
She tweeted: “Oh, when Karens take a walk with their dogs off leash in the famous Bramble in NY’s Central Park, where it is clearly posted on signs that dogs MUST be leashed at all times, and someone like my brother (an avid birder) politely asks her to put her dog on the leash.”
Oh, when Karens take a walk with their dogs off leash in the famous Bramble in NY’s Central Park, where it is clearly posted on signs that dogs MUST be leashed at all times, and someone like my brother (an avid birder) politely asks her to put her dog on the leash. pic.twitter.com/3YnzuATsDm
— Melody Cooper (@melodyMcooper) May 25, 2020
Twitter users have reacted to the video in outrage and called for the woman, who has been identified as Amy Cooper, to be arrested for making an unnecessary 911 call.
Notice how her immediate response is to tell the cops an "African American" man is 'threatening' her. She weaponized her tears & knows that the fastest way for cops to respond is to put her virtual white hood on. Disgusting and a reminder of Emmett Till. Nothing has changed.
— Axel Folio, PhD (@ISASaxonists) May 25, 2020
This is terrifying. She abused 911 and intentionally made herself sound like she was in distress. Anything could have happened to your brother. Thank God it didn’t. He should escalate this. She should at least be banned from the park.
— Yes. It has two “k’s”. (@erikka2ks08) May 25, 2020
“I’m going to tell them there’s an African American man threatening my life.”
Awareness of her actions and implications with the police call. They know what they’re doing.
— COINTELHEAUX™️ (@MamoudouNDiaye) May 25, 2020
She literally was trying to make the “African American man” lose everything so….. IT IS WHAT IT IS. She’s a liar and not a good person.
— Quinaveer (@tiffy125) May 26, 2020
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