The Internet is dragging a California woman who decided it was a good idea to call the cops on a family BBQing in the park.
According to reports, the situation took place in Oakland, California at Lake Merritt. Videos show a white woman calling police after she spotted a black family having a BBQ in the park–as many other families do. The woman claimed that “it’s illegal to have a charcoal grill in that park.”
A bystander decided to record the entire incident, saying she “checked the map” and it wasn’t illegal to have the grill in that area. However, the woman decided to call authorities anyway.
The woman continues to wait for the police to come, regardless of how the family had been cordial–even though they were being targeted for…well…clearly one reason.
This woman called the police on a Black family for having a BBQ pic.twitter.com/vU4fTUbNc1
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) May 11, 2018
During the video, the woman appears to “grab and steal” a card that the videographer has in her hand. The woman decides to leave the park, and the videographer followed her–asking for her card back. The woman then called the police again–saying she was being harassed by the people in the park–specifically, the black people.
Twitter, of course, began dragging this woman–who was basically being a racist.
LMAOOO Of course she starts crying when the police come
— … (@Yellow_Astros) May 11, 2018
She should be arrested for wasting the time and resources of the police department.
— Anne Bailey (@Bailey4Anne) May 11, 2018
They always have this look pic.twitter.com/uHbNFiUPcZ
— ray♡ (@ravyn_j) May 11, 2018
I’ve barbecued at this spot countless amount of times. I use to stay 10 mins from the lake. Everybody literally holds parties to bbq there on the weekends. These racists are getting out of hand. I’ve never seen anybody in the bay get like this until Trump became president i stg.
— Inamorato Ciardi #THB #TLT COMING SOON! (@InamoratoCiardi) May 11, 2018
She has 100% asked to see many managers in her life.
— Eric (@cosmicfool13) May 11, 2018
She playing the crying game towards the end, sthaaappppppp pic.twitter.com/nLUFpLpNEe
— Jacqui (@melo_chromatic) May 11, 2018
There have to be serious, lasting consequences for these racists who bully innocent people and waste police time. Fines, jail time, felony charges, something significant.
— BeaglesResist (@BeaglesResist) May 11, 2018