A white woman in North Carolina who was recorded harassing two black women as they waited for AAA has turned herself into local police.
Susan Jane Westwood, 51, was subsequently fired from her job at Charter Communications after footage of the encounter went viral. Westwood even threatened to reveal a weapon while berating sisters Leisa Meria Garris, 52, and Mary Michelle Garris, 49 during the Oct. 19 encounter.
“Do I need to bring out my concealed weapon too? Westwood said during the encounter.
She then called 911 and alleged the Garris sisters were attempting to break into homes, according to to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
“Folks that are trying to break into apartments, they’re actually people that I’ve never see here before but they are African-American,” Westwood said on the 911 call. “They’re trying to cause a problem.”
Westwood was served with an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for misusing 911 and four criminal summons for simple assault and communicating threats. She was then transferred to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department where her bond was set at $500. It’s unclear if she’s received a lawyer.
“It’s been an eye-opener,” Mary Garris said. “This happened only because we were standing out and waiting for AAA. This is alarming and upsetting.”
Westwood’s actions are just one of many in a long line of white people calling authorities on African-Americans for no reason at all. In Brooklyn, a white woman called police on a 9-year-old black boy she accused of grabbing her behind when footage showed his backpack grazed her.