Who is Caitlin Davis? 'Karen' faces misdemeanor charges after viral altercation with Terrell Owens
Terrell Owens shared an 11-minute video on Instagram in August showing Caitlin Davis harassing him about driving too fast
DEERFIELD BEACH, FLORIDA: Misdemeanor criminal charges have been filed against an alleged Florida "Karen" in connection with her viral altercation with former NFL player Terrell Owens in August. Caitlin Davis, 38, is accused of giving police false information after saying that Owens attempted to drive her off the road as she rode her bicycle through their gated enclave in Deerfield Beach, according to New York Post.
She informed police that Owens had been driving too fast and had even run a stop sign, according to an incident report. She stated that when she challenged him about his alleged reckless driving, he got out of his car and started stalking her.
Owens shared an 11-minute video on Instagram, with the caption, “KAREN IS REAL!!!! Wow!! JUST A NORMAL NIGHT OF BEING A BLACK MAN IN AMERICA 🤷🏾♂️😂😂 I want to say I can’t believe it but y’all know what it is. #karenonbikes #tears #falseaccusations #hernameiskate.”
Police, however, said that video surveillance and other evidence suggested her statements were false and led to the filing of charges three months after the event. Owens, a former star wide receiver for multiple teams, including the San Francisco 49ers, streamed the argument live to his followers.
In the video, the lady screams, "You almost hit me!" "Now you're making up stuff," Owens says as the cops survey the scene. "Just like a Karen."
The two concurred that the woman shouted at Owens to slow down, and that he responded by putting his car in park, getting out, and shouting at her. “But you didn’t have to get out of your f–king car!” she yelled. “You didn’t have to talk to me like that!” Owens responded.
Off-camera, a different lady seemed to stand up for Owens. According to this woman, Owens did not almost strike the person who dialed 911 and was not driving too fast through the area.
Davis also brought up their races during the argument. She said, "You're a black man approaching a white woman." Owens didn't appear to reply at the moment, but he subsequently admitted to 'Good Morning America' that the comment was obviously racist.
“I think that kind of says what you want to know about the situation,” he said. After the event, Owens told TMZ that if the "wrong cops" had come to the call, he could have died. “I’m hoping the people here in Florida, they’re monitoring what has transpired,” Owens had said. “I’m hoping that maybe [Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody] can get on this and see what can be done because like I said this could’ve turned really, really bad and like I said, this could’ve been a situation where you guys may not have been talking to me live here today, but been talking about me in another way.”
According to Owens' video, the woman also accused him of maintaining an untidy property and breaking the HOA guidelines for the neighborhood. “I’ve seen it on TV,” he said. “But I’ve never been part of something like this. This is unbelievable.”
The 48-year-old Owens played for the NFL for 15 seasons between 1996 and 2010. He had a successful career with the 49ers, Eagles, and Cowboys before finishing with one season each with the Bengals and Bills.