A white Brooklyn woman has come under fire for accusing a black child of groping her inside a Brooklyn deli. Teresa Klein accused the unnamed child of touching her backside at Sahara Deli Market on Wednesday. The 53-year-old woman called 911 to report the matter.
Flatbush resident Jason Littlejohn recorded a portion of the incident on his cell phone, capturing Teresa Klein on her phone outside the store. Littlejohn uploaded the video to his Facebook page. By Friday, the video had more than 4 million views.
In the video, Klein can be heard reporting the 9-year-old boy to police who was shopping with his mother and another child at the deli.
“I was just sexually assaulted by a child,” Ms. Klein can be heard saying in the video.
“The son grabbed my ass and she decided to yell at me,” Ms. Klein reported when talking about the young boy’s mother.
While calling 911, Klein was confronted by others outside the deli. Outside of the store at that point, the black boy and the other child with him began crying.
Following the incident, the Brooklyn woman returned to the deli on Friday to make a purchase. Reporters at the store confronted her about the allegations she made against the boy. She was brought inside to see the deli’s surveillance cameras that showed the boy’s backpack in fact brushed up against her backside, not the boy himself.
Brooklyn woman Teresa Klein apologizes
Klein realized her mistake, an apologized on camera with a television reporter there at the scene, adding that she did not make the accusation out of racism.
“Young man,” she said, “I don’t know your name but I’m sorry.”
Meanwhile, Jason Littlejohn, who recorded the incident, and others from the community are still upset and want the police to press charges against Klein for her allegations.
“The little kid thought he was going to go to jail for something he didn’t do,” Mr. Littlejohn said in an interview. “I thought it was someone calling police for unnecessary reasons, especially on a child.”
Maybe you saw this video earlier this week of this white woman, Teresa Sue Klein, also called Cornerstore Caroline, making a false report of sexual assault against a 9 year old boy in Brooklyn.
I am calling on @BrooklyDA Eric Gonzalez to charge her. Tell you why shortly. pic.twitter.com/3UWb4qFxNc
— Shaun King (@shaunking) October 12, 2018