New Jersey 'Karen' tells Hispanic man taking sunset pics to leave neighborhood as his dogs were 'aggravating'
OCEANPORT, NEW JERSEY: A woman was seen yelling at a Hispanic man for walking his dogs and taking pictures of the sunset in a video being widely circulated on social media. The victim in question was identified as Ruben Martinez, who was also the one who recorded the video. He claimed that the woman, who told him that her name was Rita Masterson, started harassing him and asked him to leave her neighborhood when he was taking shots of the beautiful sunset. "I was simply trying to shoot the sunset at 7 Bridges Road when I was met with racism," he captioned the post.
Martinez said that he had driven to a dead-end street in Oceanport, New Jersey, to photograph the sun setting over the horizon and as he was passing a few houses in the neighborhood, a few dogs started barking at the two small dogs that he had inside the car with him. He said that he stepped out of his car for about a couple of minutes to capture the scenic beauty, leaving his pets behind in his car when Masterson approached him and started yelling racist things at him.
You can see the video below:
She began by accusing him of disrupting the entire neighborhood and telling Martinez to go back to where he came from. At some point, Martinez pulled out his cellphone and started recording the confrontation. The clip which is presently available on YouTube, shows the woman telling Martinez he doesn't belong to the neighborhood and to leave the area because his dogs are being loud. "They're small dogs," Martinez points out, to which she responds, "I don't care. They're disrupting the entire neighborhood. Your dogs are aggravating and you're aggravating so take your camera, take your selfie stick, take your dogs and get the f**k out of here."
When Masterson asks the woman for her name, she does not hesitate in providing the same. She also voluntarily gives him her address and even points out where she lives. Before she leaves, he asks her permission to post the video on social media to which she replies, "Absolutely!"
Videos with racist women demeaning minorities have been going viral of late, with people branding such women 'Karen.' In one such video, a rather hateful 'Karen' was apprehended by authorities after she hurled racial slurs at a group of landscapers in Orlando, Florida. The woman's unhinged tirade was caught on camera, and what stood out most was how the landscapers kept their calm throughout the situation.
Viral footage didn't capture what led to the outburst, but it seemed like the woman was enraged about the noise the crew was reportedly making. “You fucking bitch," the Karen is heard screaming at the group of men several times. One of the landscapers is then seen addressing the camera and saying, “This is the type of shit we go through, man,” while another says, “We didn’t even do nothing. We out here working—it’s 94 degrees.”
In the background, the woman continues to scream while standing at a distance. “Have a blessed day, ma’am," one of the workers is heard responding, before the Karen begins hurling the N-word at them.