White Woman Calls Police On 8-year-old Selling Water Bottles Outside San Francisco Apartment
San Francisco USA: A white woman in San Francisco called the police on an 8-year-old girl selling water outside her apartment building.
In a video shared to Instagram by “Ladyesowavy,” the unidentified woman can be seen stalking away from the child, cell phone pressed to her ear. At one point, she even tries to duck out of view, but a voice behind the camera warns her, “The whole world is gonna see you, boo.”
The woman justified her phone call to authorities, accusing the 8-year-old of “illegally selling water without a permit.”
Video of the interaction — which has been viewed on Instagram nearly 200,000 times in the last several hours — was paired with a caption noting that “selling water in the front of her apartment building where she’s lived her whole life is NOT a reason to call the police.”
It’s the latest in a long list of incidents in which white people have unjustifiably called the authorities on a person of color.
In another recent viral video, a woman known as “BBQ Becky” on social media can be seen phoning the police on a group of black people enjoying a cookout in an Oakland, Calif., park. She was later identified as 41-year-old environmental scientist Jennifer Schulte.
In April, Starbucks faced widespread backlash after the manager of a Philadelphia cafe called the police on two black men waiting for a colleague to arrive. They were escorted out of the store in handcuffs, prompting days of protests and, ultimately, companywide racial bias training.