A white woman in New York called police on a black woman who sought shelter from the rain in a doorway while waiting for an Uber, Ebony reports.
The black woman, Darsell Obregon, detailed the July 22 incident on a Facebook post. She said a white woman, later identified as Arabella Juniper Torres, called 911 while she was waiting for an Uber.
“On Sunday afternoon, I was in Brooklyn walking to the train when a sudden rainstorm began and I hid in the doorway outside of a random apartment in Park Slope to shield myself from the rain and called an Uber,” she wrote.
“No more than 3 minutes later a young woman who lives in the building opened the front door and told me that I can not stand there and had to leave. I told her I was not going to move (unbeknownst to her I was just waiting for my ride and would be leaving in a couple of minutes) so then she proceeded to call the police,” the Brooklyn resident added.
On Sunday afternoon, I was in #Brooklyn walking to the train when a sudden rain storm began and I hid in the doorway…
In the video, Torres can be heard saying to a dispatcher, “Ma’am this is not public property. So you’re sending an officer because now she’s recording me… I asked her to leave and now she’s refusing.”
When the Uber arrived, Torres continued to harass Obregon and even warned the driver, “If you go anywhere, you’ll be committing a crime, as well, you know that right?”
Torres becomes the latest white person to be recorded calling the cops on people of color carrying out ordinary tasks.