After mistaking their pooch for one barking loudly, a white woman in a Brooklyn dog park allegedly threatened to call the cops on him and his fiancée, urging them to “remain in their hood.”
The woman stopped Frederick Joseph and his fiancée as they were leaving a dog run in Williamsburg’s McCarren Park, according to Frederick Joseph.
“At the dog park in Brooklyn with my fiancé, a white woman threatened to call the cops and told us to ‘stay in our hood’ because she mistook our dog for another dog that was barking loudly,” Joseph said on Twitter on Saturday.
He continued, “So I started recording and she tried to slap the phone out of my hand.”
Joseph posted video of a woman attempting to strike his phone and then giving him the finger.
“Did you just leave the dog park to tell us that we should stay in our neighborhood?” After that, Joseph could be heard saying.
“Did you just say that to me?” I exclaim. “S–t,” the woman murmured, her hand clutched to her chest.
“I’m sorry you were right here and observed this whole thing,” Joseph said to another man nearby. Didn’t she just tell us to stay in our neighborhood?”
“She did,” the man replied.
At the dog park in Brooklyn with my fiancé and this white woman was threatening to call police and told us to “stay in our hood” because she had our dog confused with another dog who had been barking loudly. So, I started recording and she tried to slap the phone out my hand. pic.twitter.com/9MXwMiU3Qb
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) September 26, 2021
According to Joseph, the woman was “surprised” when the passerby backed them up and fled.
It’s not clear what happened before the video was taken.
The NYPD confirmed it was “investigating the incident,” but wouldn’t say whether or not a report had been made.
Others on social media chastised the woman for acting like a “victim” after seeing the video, which has gained over 100,000 views.
“I tried to claim the victim until I had confirmation from another white individual. One Twitter user commented, “My fellow white people speak up and speak out.”
“What’s particularly chilling about this is that you can see the exact moment she decides to start lying and believe she’s being attacked. ‘Oh my god, did you just say that to me?’ she says, clutching her chest. Another person remarked, “The savagery of this and how effortlessly she got there is disturbing.”