Woman Who Harassed Two Black Women In Parking Lot Turns Self In To Police – Your Black World

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By: Ryan Velez

After being caught on camera yelling at two black women in a North Carolina parking lot, a woman has turned herself into authorities, along with losing her job. ABC News has more on the story.

Susan Jane Westwood, 51, turned herself in on Saturday, and was served with an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for the misuse of the 911 system and four criminal summons for simple assault and communicating threats, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. On October 19th, she was caught berating Leisa Meria Garris, 52, and Mary Michelle Garris, 49, while they were waiting for AAA to arrive in the parking lot for the Camden Fairview Apartments in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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“I’m white and I’m hot. So what are you doing here?” Westwood said to the sisters. “I’m still going to make $125,000 Monday morning. Who are you, do you live here?” “Do I need to bring out my concealed weapon too?” asked Westwood at one point during the encounter. After the encounter, Westwood called 911 and made the false claim that the women were trying to break into residences. “Folks that are trying to break into apartments, they’re actually people that I’ve never see here before but they are African-American,” Westwood said on the 911 call. “They’re trying to cause a problem.”

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Along with wisely recording what took place, the Garris sisters also called 911 to report the harassment. When law enforcement arrived, they were not able to find Westwood, and a warrant was put out for her arrest on October 30th.

“She assaulted us both. So there should be charges,” said Mary Garris when she spoke with ABC News on Saturday. “We want to bring justice. We want to bring awareness to the community. People are being judged for the color of their skin. It’s been an eye-opener,” continued Garris. “This happened only because we were standing out and waiting for AAA. This is alarming and upsetting.”

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Westwood’s employer, Charter Communications, also put out a statement announcing her termination. “The incident recorded in Charlotte is a blatant violation of Charter’s code of conduct and clearly disregards the company’s commitment to inclusion and respectful behavior,” said Scott Pryzwanky, a spokesperson for the company, in a statement. “As such, Ms. Westwood’s employment with the company has been terminated, effective immediately.”

Read more from ABCNews at: https://abcnews.go.com/US/woman-harassed-black-women-north-carolina-parking-lot/story?id=58959490

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