MegaKaren Calls Cops On Man Because She Had Her Dog Off Leash
A gone viral video on Twitter shows a woman call the police on a man for asking her to put her dog on a leash in an area of Central Park that requires dogs to be on a leash. The woman refused to put the dog on a leash, and that's when he started recording.
The woman, Amy Cooper began to approach him, but when he politely asked her to stay back, Cooper goes nuclear.
She tells him she's going to call the police. She tells him, "I'm going to tell them there's an African-American man threatening my life." Cooper then begins acting as though she can't hear the dispatcher because the man is yelling.
The woman then calls 911, and starts acting as though he's being much, much more aggressive than he is. Meanwhile, her dog is jumping around, because the Cooper is carrying it around by its collar.
Twitter did its thing, and found Cooper's employer who has since made a statement about the statement saying they have placed her on administrative leave.
Twitter then tracked down where the dog was adopted, and contacted them as well, concerned about the overall treatment of the dog based off what they saw in the video.
The New York City Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Public Information (DCPI) said that "police were called to the Central Park Ramble for a report of an assault. Upon arrival, police determined two individuals had engaged in a verbal dispute. There were no arrests or summonses issued."
Amy Cooper apologized for her behavior in an interview with NBC New York, saying "I sincerely and humbly apologize to everyone, especially to that man, his family. When I think about the police, I'm such a blessed person. I've come to realize especially today that I think of the police as a protection agency, and unfortunately, this has caused me to realize that there are so many people in this country that don't have that luxury."
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