'South Park Susan' turns herself in to police after harassing black women

Lowenna Waters
Monday 05 November 2018 13:00
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A white North Carolinan woman who harassed two black sisters outside of an apartment complex and was subsequently dubbed 'South Park Susan' has reportedly turned herself in to face charges from the incident.

Susan Westwood, 51, reportedly turned herself in to the Sunset Beach Police Department on Saturday, reports NBC News.

She was then reportedly transferred to the Brunswick County Sheriff's department, and was charged with an outstanding misdemeanour warrant for misuse of the 911 system, as well as four criminal summonses, reported NBC affiliate WCNC.

The 51-year-old's arrest follows her harassment of the sisters Leisa Garris and Chele Garris while they waited for assistance from AAA roadside assistance on the evening of 19 October.

Westwood approached the sisters, and was then filmed launching into an abusive rant aimed at the two sisters, and after footage was posted on Facebook, it went viral, with more than 15,500 shares, and 2 million views.

In the video, Westwood can be heard saying:

Hi, how are you? I'm hot. I'm beautiful. I'm 51. What are we going to talk about tonight? Being hot? Being beautiful? Being white? Being, my new weave. Do you, do you live here?

She then continues:

Is your boyfriend here, is your baby daddy here? Nobody cares. I’m white and I’m hot.

After the two women walk away and one of them calls 911 to report harassment, Westwood shouts:

Do I need to bring out my concealed weapon, too? This is North Carolina by the way.

One of the women in the video then remarks that Susan smells like alcohol.

When the police arrived, Westwood had disappeared and was no where to be found. Officers also said that Westwood called 911 to falsely report break-ins near her home before leaving the scene, reports Charlotte station WBTV.

After the video went viral, Westwood lost her job at Charter Communications, which issued a statement saying:

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. 

As such, Ms Westwood’s employment with the company has been terminated, effective immediately.

Attorney Michael Phillips, who represents the Garris sisters, also said that he has been in contact with the apartment complex and its management has agreed to evict Westwood, reports the Huffington Post.

A warrant was subsequently issued for her arrest on 30 October, but after she was charged, police say they couldn't arrest her because they couldn't find her, reports NBC News.

'South Park Susan' is the latest example of a video going viral showing a white person 'policing' the day-to-day lives of African Americans, racially abusing them, or calling the police on them when they've not committed a crime.

Earlier in the year, a woman dubbed 'Barbecue Becky' went viral after she called the police on a black family who were simply having a family barbecue by a lake. Other examples include 'Permit Patty', who reportedly called the police on a young African American girl for selling water, and 'Pool Patrol Paula', who 'racially assaulted a black boy' at a pool, before losing her job.

indy100 has contacted Brunswick County Sheriff's Department for comment and will update the article when this is received

HT NBC News

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