A Brooklyn bodega has become the latest scene of #ShoppingWhileBlack. A video has gone viral showing a white woman calling 911 to report that a black nine-year-old boy “touched her butt.”
“You’re A Pedophile. Go Home”
Cellphone footage shows an angry white woman shouting into her phone as she calls 911. Meanwhile, a black mother tries to comfort her two children – a young girl and her son. The children both seem distressed as the woman – now dubbed “Cornerstore Caroline” – calls for back up.
The young boy hides behind his mom as Caroline accuses him of assaulting her. “That’s right, the son grabbed my ass. I was just sexually assaulted by a child,” Cornerstore Caroline says.
The accused boy looks terrified as his younger sister cries hysterically. Locals soon inquire about the dramatic scene and are horrified to hear that the woman would call the police on a child.
“You’re a pedophile. Go home,” one person says angrily. But the woman continues with her wild accusations, telling the dispatcher: “White lady calls the cops on black lady, I get it. There are security cameras outside of this bodega. I’m more than happy to submit the security tapes for evidence.”
“Why don’t you upload that to World Star,” she says at the camera.
The Video Has Since Gone Viral
The video – which has now gotten close to 3 million views – sees many criticize the white female caller.
A woman defending the young black family tells “Cornerstore Caroline,” “What is your problem? Did you seriously just call the police on a child? Go home.”
Caroline responds: “No white lady I will not. You don’t know what you’re saying. You cannot shame me, you are a child. You are young enough to be my daughter. One white girl to another.”
The four-minute video was shared on Facebook by Jason Littlejohn.
“As I walked up I noticed the argument, apparently the kid brushed up against her and she said he touched her and decided to call police on a nine-year-old child. As you can see the kid is crying and the mom is upset,” he wrote in the caption.