“I was wrong,” said the woman, identified as Teresa Klein but dubbed “Cornerstore Caroline” on social media. “The child accidentally brushed against me. Young man, I don’t know your name but I’m sorry.”
Here’s what was reported earlier …
*Talk about some made up mess. Just like the kids mother said and most believed, a white woman, dubbed by the internet as ‘Cornerstore Caroline” has been proven completely wrong for calling the cops and accusing a 9-year-old black boy of groping her butt.
Via released surveillance footage, the youngster has been proven to be 100% innocent.
In the video, you can see Teresa Klein standing at the counter of the Sahara Deli Market in Flatbush (Brooklyn) on Wednesday, paying for two bags of cat litter, as the boy walked past her to exit the store, followed by his mother and little sister. The boy was carrying a backpack and a large plastic bag from Cookie’s department store across the street, and the bag appears to brush against Klein as he passes.
At that point Klein immediately turns around and starts going at the family.
“He was walking out with his mom and accidentally brushed up against her. His mother was right behind him,” a deli worker told the Post on Friday.
Cellphone footage of the ensuing encounter, in which Klein called police on the boy while he bawled, went viral this week, earning Klein the nickname “Cornerstore Caroline,” an apparent reference to the moniker given to some other white women who called the cops on African-Americans over apparently minor incidents.
“His mother was saying she was going to call the police. Me and my son were recording it, thinking if the white [woman] call the police, who knows, maybe the mom could go to jail,” said customer Joni Torian, who witnessed the dispute.
“The mother was right behind him when she says he grabbed her very flat behind. Ain’t no mama gonna let her child sexually assault a woman. [The customer] started yelling, ‘Miss, you need to watch your son, he just grabbed my ass.’ It was kind of funny at first, but then she was saying, ‘I will call the cops.’“
Inthe wake of the incident. some are now calling for Klein to be arrested for lodging false allegations.
Police said they have no record of any 911 calls being made from the deli when Klein claims to have called. Klein Additionally, says she has gotten death threats since the incident.