Michigan 'Karen' filmed pulling gun on Black mother and daughter after almost running them over in parking lot
AUBURN HILLS, MICHIGAN: A White woman was accused of pulling a gun on a Black mother and her 15-year-old daughter on the evening of Wednesday, July 1, outside an Oakland County Chipotle restaurant.
The incident was recorded by the mother and her teen daughter in the parking lot of the restaurant. Although what led to the altercation was not recorded, the mother, Takelia Hill, spoke to the Detroit News, saying that the White woman bumped into her daughter, Makayla Green, before they could enter the restaurant in Orion Township at about 8 pm. When the teenager asked her for an apology, the woman allegedly began yelling at her instead.
“Before I could walk into Chipotle, this woman was coming out and I had moved out the way so she can walk out," said Green. “She bumped me and I said, 'Excuse you.' And then she started cussing me out and saying things like I was invading her personal space.” Since her mother was standing at a distance, the teenager said that she called Hill over because she was scared.
“I walked up on the woman yelling at my daughter," Hill said. “She couldn’t see me because her back was to me, but she was in my daughter's face." The heated exchange between them continued into the parking lot and 'Michigan Karen' was trying to get into her car, with her handgun, tucked under her arm and head bowed and accused Hill of blocking her way. She eventually managed to get inside the car, with either Hill or Green repeatedly calling the woman "ignorant" and "racist" in the background.
This happened today in Auburn Hills,MI— 🦋Makay (@makaysmith10) July 2, 2020
Another Karen .. pic.twitter.com/lWksZwXITD
The guy in the driver's seat then exits the vehicle and walks up to the mother-daughter duo and yells, "Who the (expletive) do you think you guys are?" As he gets close to Hill, she dares him to touch her, saying that everything was being recorded on camera, before he walks back to the driver's side. As Hill continues to accuse Karen of bumping into her daughter, the woman rolls down her passenger-side window and says, "You cannot just walk around calling White people racist... White people aren't racist... I care about you and I’m sorry if you had an incident that has made someone make you feel like that. No one is racist..."
After the window is rolled up, Hill backs off from the SUV. Then all of a sudden, she starts yelling, saying that she thought the vehicle was going to hit her. As a reflex action, she hit the back window of the SUV to stop it. Karen jumps out of the car and points a gun at Hill. "Get the f**k back!" and "Back the f**k up!" she says as Hill backs away from her. She also warns Hill not to jump behind her car as the mother denies doing anything like that.
Hill tells Green to get a snapshot of Karen's license plate as both of them prepare to call the cops. Green eventually breaks into tears as she dials 911, while Karen gets back into the SUV and drives off. According to The Detroit News, Karen was placed under arrest, although it is not clear if she has been charged. However, Green's aunt wrote on Twitter that Karen was released after her gun was confiscated by the police.