A woman previously filmed luring an unleashed dog onto a highway in New York City is now being accused of targeting another Asian dog owner.
What happened: In a viral TikTok video, a white woman — whose identity remains unknown — is seen yelling at another woman behind the camera for walking an “unleashed” dog. She is also accused of hurling racial slurs and spitting at her.
- The incident reportedly occurred at a park in Battery Park City, a predominantly residential neighborhood of upscale apartments. It was 6:30 a.m. and there were still a few people in the area.
- The video, posted by TikTok user @mk__ml11, shows the woman criticizing her for having an unleashed dog on the grass. She also insults her by saying that she cannot read English.
- “Are you racist?” @mk__ml11 asks. To this, the white woman responds, “Oh, apparently you don’t have to do anything that Americans have to do.”
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- The video states that the woman behind the camera was “harassed with racial slurs, followed and spat on multiple times by a Karen for having her dog in the park.” @mk__ml11 added that the incident was “clearly racially motivated” because the woman said “white people follow rules” when asked why she wasn’t yelling at them.
- Battery Park City Authority says unleashed pets are only permitted at the three dog runs — (1) at the North End Avenue Island, (2) “Sirius” at Kowsky Plaza and (3) at the south end of West Thames Park. All pets are not allowed in or on any green space, which includes “plantings, planter beds, tree pits, lawns or lawn-like surfaces.”
What people are saying: TikTok users were quick to point out that the irate woman was the same one who lured another Asian owner’s dog onto a busy highway last week. That pet was also unleashed.
- The male dog owner alleged that the woman told him to “go back” to his “own country.” Another woman present during the incident is seen calling her out for her actions.
- Meanwhile, others recalled another video that allegedly shows the same woman harassing a man on a skateboard.
- “I saw her three times now,” one TikTok user commented.
Featured Image via @mk__ml11