It gets worse!
As we ponder the mental health of the crazed woman who attacked a Black teenager, and the lady concerned, “SoHo Karen”, continues to claim she was the real victim, new footage released by the NYPD leaves little room for doubt.
Big Apple cops released new surveillance video of the woman who accused a Grammy-winning jazz musician’s son of stealing an iPhone at a Manhattan hotel.
Police say images show the woman inside the Arlo Hotel in SoHo attacking 14-year-old Keyon Harrold, Jr., before running off prior to officers’ arrival.
Keyon Harrold Sr. says the woman profiled his son by assuming he had her phone, then a hotel manager made the situation worse by giving her the benefit of the doubt.
The original video posted earlier this week looked bad enough for SoHo Karen, showing her aggressively haranguing the Harrolds. But the shocking new footage leaves even less room for misinterpretation.
According to Harrold’s parents, race was a key factor in the incident, even though others might say SoHo Karen is unhinged whomever she is interacting with.
“She was allowed to leave the premises with no repercussions for assaulting our son,” mom Kat Rodriguez said. “If the shoe was on the other foot and this was a Black woman or man who assaulted a white child, which I would never condone, do you think she or he would have been allowed to leave the establishment?”
The Arlo Hotel has apologized but acknowledges it could have done more.
As of Thursday early afternoon, the woman had still not been charged or formally identified, even though social media has already come up with several theories as to her identity.
However, NYPD sources have said they know who she is and indicated that charges could come as soon as they can apprehend her.
On Wednesday, a rally was held in support of the Harrold family, attended by the Rev. Al Sharpton and attorney Ben Crump.
Keyon Harrold Sr. played “America the Beautiful” and “We Shall Overcome” on his trumpet, drawing applause and a few tears.
The encounter went viral after the video’s release, with Crump calling for the woman to be arrested.
Police say they are trying to track her down, saying she lives out of state, and she could face charges ranging from assault to attempted robbery.