Cornerstore Caroline

Cornerstore Caroline

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Updated Oct 15, 2018 at 12:54PM EDT by Matt.

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Overview

Cornerstore Caroline is a nickname given to female resident of Brooklyn, New York, who became the subject of a online scutiny, after accusing a nine-year old black child of sexual assault and calling the police on him. The allegations were later refuted by surveillance footage of the incident. The incident is similar to various others, including BBQ Becky, Coupon Carl, Permit Patty and more.

Background

On October 10th, 2018, Facebook [1] user jason.s.littlejohn shared a video of a woman, whom they refer to as "Cornerstore Caroline," calling the police on "a kid, saying he sexually assaulted her." The caption continues, "As I walked up I noticed the argument, apparently the kid brushed up against her and she said he touched her and decided to call police on a nine year old child. As you can see the kid is crying and the mom is upset." Within one week, the video received more than 40,000 reactions, 34,000 comments, 153,000 shares and 7.3 million views (video below).



Development

Two days later, on October 12th, PIX reporter Andrew Ramos tweeted, [2] "Surveillance footage proves white woman who called 911 on a young black child claiming he groped her – was wrong." In addition, they also shared the video, which received more than 23,000 retweets and 45,000 likes (shown below).




PIX11 later posted a video interview with the woman. She said, "I understand how it looks, but she [the boy's mother] escalated, and I lost my temper at her, not at the child.



That day, Brooklyn-based reporter for News 12 Justine Miller tweeted,[3] "Days after a white woman #cornerstorecaroline accused a black child of touching her, she returned to the deli where the incident happened to watch surveillance @news12bk #brooklyn #flatbush." The tweet featured video of her watching the surveillance footage. The post received more tahn 1,500 retweets and 3,700 likes in three days (shown below).




The woman later apologized for the incident. She told the New York Post:[4] 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."

Media Coverage

Several media outlets covered the incident, including Heavy,[5] Raw Story,[6] HuffPost[7] and more.

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