A white woman in Brooklyn recently had a panic attack and called the police simply because she spotted a Black woman standing outside her day waiting for an Uber.
According to Ebony, Darsell Obregon was waiting for an Uber on July 25, when a white woman—now identified as Arabella Juniper—called 911 on her.
In Brooklyn, of all places.
Obregon recorded the incident and uploaded the video to Facebook. She said she was waiting inside an apartment doorway to stay dry from the rain when she police were called on her.
“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,” Obregon wrote.
She was only standing there for a few minutes when Juniper decided to call the police.
“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 called the police.”
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 clip, a frazzled Juniper can be seen talking in circles when the police arrive.
“You’re standing on public property, ma’am, you know that right?” Juniper said in the video. Then immediately contradicts herself by saying, “This is not public property.”
Even after the Uber arrived, Juniper continued to harass her. The Uber driver tried to drive away, but the woman followed the car even though her request that Obregon leave her doorway had been satisfied.
“If you go anywhere, you’ll be committing a crime, as well, you know that right?” Juniper said to the Uber driver.