The white woman, who falsely accused a 9-year-old Black child of sexual assault
, is now claiming that she is not racist.
Teresa Sue Klein, dubbed “Cornerstore Caroline” by social media, was caught in a lie when surveillance camera footage proved that the child did not grope her. Klein claimed that they boy grabbed her butt in a local bodega and called the police on him.
“I’ve been called racist before, and I’m not,” she told the NY Post
when confronted at her residence. Neighbors said she had a habit of calling the cops on them for little reason, and even throwing racial slurs at them.
In footage of the incident that has gone viral, Klein can be seen calling the cops on the boy.
“The son grabbed my ass,” she told the police operator. “I just was sexually assaulted by a child,” she repeated later.
Bystanders gathered around, expressing disbelief that the woman was calling the cops on a small child.
“Nobody want to touch your flat a–,” a woman’s voice could be heard saying.
“You’re a pedophile,” another woman could be heard screaming.
At one point another white woman joins the fray, exclaiming “Are you seriously calling the police?”
Klein told the Post
that she apologized to the boy involved, but not his mother.
“I would like to apologize to her daughter and her son but not to her. She could have walked away, but she didn’t. I’m also a Buddhist, [but] I let my temper show,” Klein said.