Woman Falsely Accuses 9-Year-Old Child Of Sexually Assaulting Her
A video of the altercation at a corner store which has since gone viral appears to show the woman calling 911 claiming "I was just sexually assaulted by a child."
The altercation at a Brooklyn corner store escalated when the woman, who has since been identified as Teresa Klein, accused a nine-year-old child of groping her backside while she was at the store counter.
A heated verbal argument broke out outside the store after Klein apparently called 911 saying "I was just sexually assaulted by a child."
"The son grabbed my ass," Klein can be heard saying in the video.
The video of the altercation uploaded to Facebook by Jason Littlejohn has been viewed more than six million times in less than week, and shows onlookers yelling at the woman and telling her to "go home."
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The disturbing footage also shows the nine-year-old child and his sister crying and screaming while their mother, who has not been identified, argues with Klein.
Following the incident reporters from PIX-11 tracked down the woman who stood by her story saying she believed the child had grabbed her because of the way it felt.
"This wasn't the first time I've been grabbed on the a** by a kid," Klein claimed.
But CCTV footage obtained after the incident shows the child's backpack brushing the woman on her behind, after he appears to turn around to see someone behind him.
Klein who later viewed the CCTV footage inside the corner store surrounded by a jeering crowd of onlookers, offered a brief apology.
"Young man...I don’t know your name but I’m sorry,” Klein said to a reporter after viewing the footage.
The altercation has blown up on social media with angry users labeling Klein "Cornerstore Caroline" following a string of similar incidents of white women calling authorities on a black person for seemingly unnecessary reasons.
“How can you be sexually assaulted by a nine-year-old child who was walking by?” Littlejohn said to PIX-11.
"He was so traumatised by the situation, he started crying, his sister started crying.”
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has also weighed into the debate saying there was "no excuse" for Klein's behaviour.
"Our community is rightfully outraged by this incident that has gone viral and brought shame to our borough," Adams said in a statement.
"My office is seeking contact with the family of the young boy traumatized by this matter, in the hopes that we can connect them with follow-up emotional support," he said.
"There are consequences for outlandish and threatening public behaviour that seeks to intimidate innocent bystanders, especially children."
Adams added that he had also asked the NYPD to investigate if Klein had broken the law by impersonating a police officer in the video.
The child's mother has not made any public comment about the incident.
The store has apparently confirmed to PIX-11 that police responded to the scene shortly after everyone had left, but the NYPD said no official incident report has been filed.
Featured Image: Facebook Jason Littlejohn