This lady tried to arrest a Latino couple for using a park near her house.
With the proliferation of camera phones, we get to see a lot more of the world that used to be relegated to “swear to God”-style stories. You know, the sort of thing that we all believed happened, in some respects, but everyone exaggerates for the sake of a good story, right?
The ability of just about everyone to record video means we can confirm our wildest tales, from the sickest drunken backflips to the the weirdest strangers. And that definitely includes random drunk biddies going peak wypipo. When we last checked in with this sub-genre of viral video, the internet was going wild over a racist old lady in a hotel lobby learning that punks jump up to get beat down. While this latest instance is less immediately satisfying, it does confirm the theory that well-manicured subdivisions have as much trash as anywhere else. In the case of tonier addresses, they’ve just replaced broken glass with racist SUV drivers.
That’s how we end up with this walking embodiment of Pensacola trying to make a citizen’s arrest on a Mexican family trying to go to the park. Apparently, she thought they were in the neighborhood to “do drugs” — y’all remember driving to the local cul-de-sac to gear up? — and decided to flop on their car rather than letting them pass.
The confrontation starts in media res, with the woman already yelling at the family for daring to drive on a public street near her. She’s sitting on the hood of the family’s car to keep them from moving.
A Ridiculous Stand-Off
“Can you get off of my car, please?” asks the passenger as he steps out of the car to talk to the woman. “What kind of drugs you have on you?” the woman responds, slurring her words. “What were you coming over here to do? Drugs?”
Agitated, but wanting to end the situation, the passenger asks if she wants to check them. As all idiots do when they’re given a chance to see they’re wrong, the woman starts arguing about something else.
“I’m not the cops,” she said before immediately feeling entitled to demand things that only a cop has a right to see. “I want to see her insurance. I want to see a valid driver’s license. You don’t got one.”
She then seems confused about who was driving, asking the passenger for his license and insisting that he was the driver. When he points out that he’s the passenger she accuses him of lying.
Meanwhile, the actual driver is on the phone with her mom, clearly freaked and trying to figure out how to get out of the situation. She keeps calling the cameraman back into to the car, concerned about what the crazy lady who has decided to make a citizen’s arrest for the offense of using the park near her house might do.
Unfortunately, the video cuts out before we get any sort of resolution. My guess is mom came through with the clutch “remember, your car can go in reverse” advice. At least that would have been my advice. Roll backward and let her eat dirt, just call me Abby.
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