A white woman allegedly calls the cops and falsely claiming that a black man threatened her life over her dog.
Christian Cooper the man speaking in the video, said he simply asked the woman to put her dog on a lead in the public park on the Memorial Day long weekend in the US.
The footage was filmed in Central Park, in which a woman later identified as Amy Cooper is seen interacting with a black man in the New York City park.
In the beginning of the minute-long clip, Cooper attempts to get a hold of her free-roaming dog as the man recording the video asks the dog owner to place her pet on a leash.
Cooper refused and a verbal confrontation quickly ensued, prompting the man to film the encounter as she walked toward the man while aggressively holding her dog by its collar.
“Please stop, sir I’m asking you to stop recording me,” she demanded.
“I’m going to tell them there’s an African-American man threatening my life,” Cooper said.
“Please, tell them whatever you like,” the man responds as he tells her to keep distance.
Dogs are legally required to be leashed at all times, according to park rules.
Cooper is then seen backing away from the man as she makes good on her threat to call 911 and falsely report a threat on her life.
“There’s a man, an African-American, he’s recording and threatening me and my dog,” she is heard telling the cops.
“There is an African-American man in Central Park. He is recording me and threatening myself and my dog.”
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