White woman who harassed 2 black sisters turns herself in, charged with misusing 9-1-1 system
Susan Westwood, the 51-year-old lady who was captured on video attacking Leisa and Mary Garris with racist slurs, turned herself to the police and was arrested.
In mid-October, several clips (that contains strong language) showing Susan being disrespectful to the Garris sisters became viral. The incident took place on October 19 when Leisa and Mary were waiting for AAA to jump start their vehicle in the neighborhood they live.
All of a sudden, Susan approached them clearly drunk asking them why they were “hanging out” at the apartment complex, saying how much she paid for rent, and repeating several times that she was white and hot.
CALLING THE POLICE
If that wasn’t bad enough, Susan called the police “to make sure there’s nothing going on here.” The harassed sisters kept asking the lady to leave them alone, but she wouldn’t do it. Susan even threatened them with pulling out her gun.
Soon after that, Mary and Leisa uploaded the videos and the story behind them on social media, and it became viral in no time. Charter Communications, the company Susan used to work, released a statement after the incident setting clear that Susan was no longer a member of their team.
Westwood is heard asking where the sisters live, if they're visiting their "baby daddy" and if she needs to reveal her concealed weapon. https://t.co/Z3lc1tZD3P— WNEM TV5 (@WNEMTV5news) November 5, 2018
TURNING HERSELF TO THE POLICE
NBC News reported that Susan turned herself into the Sunset Beach Police Department in early-November. After being transferred to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department, she was served with a misdemeanor warrant for misuse of the 9-1-1 system and four additional criminal summonses.
BEING RELEASED ON BOND
Soon after getting arrested, Susan was released on bond. Even though the arrest warrant was issued on October 30, the police couldn’t find Susan before, so the fact that she turned herself in was very helpful.
A SIMILAR SITUATION
Unfortunately, it was not the first time that a white woman harassed a black individual. Stephanie Sebby-Strempel was recorded yelling at 15-year-old Darshaun Simmons, ordering him to get out of a community pool because he “didn’t belong there,” and even hitting him.
Later, they uploaded the clip to Facebook and went to the police to file charges. When investigators watch the video, they sent officers to her house to take her to the station. However, she refused to leave home without fighting as she even bit the arm of one of the officers who tried to arrest her.
She was charged with one count of third-degree assault and battery and two counts of assaulting, beating or wounding a police officer while resisting arrest.
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