The New York City Police Department released a dramatic surveillance video of a white woman tackling a Black teenager she accused of stealing her cell phone, which she had actually left behind in an Uber cab. The unidentified woman leaped on the year-old boy, the son of popular jazz trumpeter Keyon Harrold, as she ordered him to turn over his cell phone. The woman fled the hotel before police arrived. Her phone was recovered that day by an Uber driver and returned, according to police.
Video shows woman at NYC hotel falsely accuse Black teen of stealing her cellphone
Video shows woman at NYC hotel falsely accuse Black teen of stealing her cellphone - cprc.info
In a phone interview with CNN on Tuesday, the woman said she asked another person in the lobby of the Arlo Hotel in SoHo to "empty their pocket" before she began to confront jazz musician Keyon Harrod's year-old son about her missing phone. View this post on Instagram. CNN withheld the woman's name "because she said she has concerns for her safety unrelated to this incident. The woman went on to provide a "rambling" explanation of what happened that day, the outlet reported. She did say she was worried about the charges she may face in connection with the incident. I actually The woman said the NYPD has yet to contact her, despite the fact that the department's Chief of Detectives said she will likely be charged with assault in connection with the altercation.
Black teen wrongly accused of stealing woman's phone says he's 'shell-shocked'
A video showing a woman in New York City falsely accusing the year-old son of jazz musician Keyon Harrold, who is Black, of stealing her phone that she left in her Uber has gone viral. Harrold shared a minute-long video of the encounter on social media on Sunday. NBC News does not know what happened before or after what's shown in the video nor has the woman in the video been publicly identified. The New York City Police Department confirmed to NBC News in an email that the incident took place at Arlo Soho, and said there was a complaint report, but did not respond to questions about the woman. The incident is the latest in false accusations against Black people caught on video this year.
Prominent jazz musician Keyon Harrold says a woman physically assaulted him and his year-old son inside a Manhattan hotel over the weekend after the woman falsely and baselessly accused the teenager of stealing her cellphone, raising racial profiling concerns. Get it back. A post shared by Keyon Harrold keyonharrold. When they try to walk away, the woman follows and appears to physically rush at them, sparking an altercation. The woman was then physically separated from him.