CENTRAL Park has a new “Karen” after a woman stole a phone charger from two black women and then called the police claiming they were attacking her.
The unidentified woman refused to give back the phone charger without proof that it belonged to its owners.
The woman refused to return the pink phone charger and called the policeCredit: Youtube/Lana Cole
Lambert and her friend were vlogging in Central Park when the incident occurredCredit: Youtube/Lana Cole
Alana Lambert and her friend were filming a vlog in Central Park in New York City when the portable phone charger they were using fell to the ground.
Lambert said the unidentified woman lunged for the phone charger and refused to give it back, saying she needed proof that it belonged to Lambert.
She then called the police and said Lambert and her friend, both of whom are black, were threatening her. NYPD told the Sun on Friday that there is no complaint report on file for the incident.
“They’re treating me like they’re going to beat me or something,” the unidentified woman says in a video Lambert captured of the interaction.
The woman said Lambert and her friend were ‘touching’ and ‘threatening’ her while the video shows that was not happeningCredit: Youtube/Lana Cole
Police eventually returned the stolen propertyCredit: Youtube/Lana Cole
“Are you racist or something?” Lambert and her friend asked the woman.
“Yes, I am,” she immediately answered.
This woman is not the first “Karen” – a term used for white women who call the police on people of color for mundane reasons – to roam Central Park.
Last summer, Amy Cooper told police that a black man was threatening her life in Central Park when he really just asked her to put her dog on a leash. She was charged for filing a false report, but charges were ultimately dropped.
Amy Cooper was charged with filing a false police report after accusing a black man of threatening herCredit: Twitter
The incident prompted New York lawmakers to consider making it illegal to file a false report based on race.
In Lambert’s case, police returned the phone charger, but she was still distraught from the incident.
“I still cannot believe something like this happened,” Lambert said on YouTube.