Another day, another instance of the “Karen” jumping out of a white woman and this time one falsely claimed that an “African-American man” threatened her life over a dog in New York’s Central Park.
On Monday, a video went viral of a woman apparently identified as Amy Cooper interacting with a Black man over the Memorial Day weekend while in New York’s Central Park. The man asked Cooper, who was exercising, to place her dog in a leash and a verbal confrontation soon ensued. She refused and he began to film the encounter.
Cooper is seen walking towards the man and aggressively gripping the animal by its collar.
“Please stop,” she demanded. “Sir, I’m asking you to stop recording me.”Cooper then threatened that she would call the police and report that the Black man was threatening her life.
“I’m going to tell them there’s an African-American man threatening my life,” she said.“Please tell them whatever you like,” the man replied.
The viral clip showed that Cooper then backed away from the man and made good on her threat to weaponize the police against the Black man.
“There’s a man, an African-American, he’s recording and threatening me and my dog,” Cooper said. “There is an African-American man in Central Park. He is recording me and threatening myself and my dog.”
Cooper then raised her voice as if she were in imminent danger while on the phone with police. She begged for help to be sent right away.
“I am being threatened by a man in the bramble (SIC)!” she screamed. “Please send the police immediately!”
It would now appear Cooper has since deleted her social media profiles that identify her and the place where she works.