“You f —— jumped behind my car,” the woman said, shouting later, “Back the f — up!”
The astonishing confrontation, partially captured on camera Wednesday afternoon, quickly went viral overnight. As of Thursday afternoon, video of the confrontation had been viewed about 12 million times on Twitter.
“I am deeply concerned about an incident last night where one woman pointed a knotted gun at another woman during an argument. This behavior is unacceptable, Oakland County David Coulter said in a statement Thursday.
Six people, including onlookers and those involved in the confrontation, called 91
Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica R. Cooper charged the woman who pulled the gun and the man who drove the van with one count each of felony assault, which is punishable by up to four years in prison on conviction.
The married couple contained Michigan concealed gun licenses. Both the man and the woman were armed. The sheriff said he did not know if the man also pointed his gun.
For some viewers, the scene can give a particularly sad feeling of deja vu: Just a few days earlier, a white couple in St. Louis’s national attention after putting their weapons on a group of protesters, most of them black and walking down the couple’s private street.
This summer, America’s so-called Karens does not stop calling the police about black people. Instead, they are armed and threaten to use their weapons on camera.
Hill said the dangerous confrontation, which took place on the border between Orion Township and Auburn Hills, left her and her three daughters traumatized.
“So this is America,” Hill wrote on Facebook after the incident. “I’ve never pulled a gun on me in my life. … I have never felt so helpless in my life that I am so shaken. “
Neither Hill nor her 15-year-old daughter, Makayla Green, responded immediately to the Post’s request for comment.
The meeting began with a trip to Chipotle. Around 6pm On Wednesday, Makayla walked through a strip mall on her way to the restaurant while the woman walked in the other direction. Detroit News was the first to report the incident.
When the woman came across Makayla, the teen apologized to her. Instead, the woman started screaming expletives.
“I had moved out of the way so she could go out,” Makayla told News. “She bumped into me and I said, ‘Excuse you. “And then she started throwing me out and said things like I was invading her personal space.”
Afraid of what might happen next, the teen called his mother. The confrontation escalated and a man came out of a gray minivan and pulled the woman in, News reported.
“You can’t just walk around and call white people racist,” the woman said through the car window on the passenger side. “White people are not racist. … I care about you and I’m sorry if you had an event that has caused someone to make you feel it. No one is racist. “
After the woman rolled up the window, Hill worried that the car would hit them while she backed out. So she turned to hit the back window of the minivan.
That’s when the woman jumped out and pulled a gun, threw expletives and ordered Hill and Makayla to move away from her.
“Get away,” the woman said, increasing in volume as she stepped back.
Outside the camera, Hill instructed someone in her family to call the police as the woman continued to scream and pointed her mouth at the camera.
“She has the gun on me. She was about to hit me with the car,” she yelled back, adding that the man in the car was also armed. “This is crazy! Trump [is] makes it really comfortable. “
Moments after the woman climbed back into the minibus, a deputy arrived with a weapon drawn to the scene.
Then the woman was on her hands and knees. An assistant picked up a gun on the ground behind her, and another clasped her in handcuffs.
The couple were taken into police custody. They are scheduled to be held on Thursday evening.