After she was caught on camera pushing a child on the sidewalk, a California woman aged 80 has been charged with assault.
“Get the hell off the sidewalk, now!”Susan Garcia tells the 12-year old boy while appearing to push him backwards.
The encounter was captured on the boy’s GoPro camera in an upscale gated community in Santa Ana.
“Excuse me? Please don’t touch me. Why’d you just hit me?”The boy replied.
“Want me to hit you again?”The woman agreed.
Garcia then headed to the boy’s front door to speak to his mom, Whitney Gregory.
“You hit my child? Are you serious?”Gregory stated.
“He tried to run us down on the sidewalk and lied to us,” Garcia said.
Video from the camera shows a completely different story. Before he reached her, the boy had stopped his bike.
“It’s a great thing that there’s a camera strapped to his chest,” the boy’s mom says.
“Good! Come on boy! Just giddy-on. Let me see it!” Garcia said.
Inside Edition’s Gregory claims that she told her son to ride the sidewalk.
“As you can see, he still has a scab from almost getting hit by a car. He had to stop really fast and flew off of his bike and got pretty scraped up. So I was a little bit paranoid and said, ‘Jeffrey please, just stay on the sidewalk. I don’t want you out on the street,’”Gregory stated.
This isn’t the first fight the family had with the woman. Others in the area claim they have had several other arguments with her. After looking at the video, Gregory called the police, and Garcia was charged with assault.
Garcia is now being dubbed “Sidewalk Karen”You can find us on social media. She didn’t answer when Inside Edition knocked on her door.
“You’re not really supposed to ride your bicycle on the sidewalk, but unless you’re in willful disregard of somebody’s safety, it’s not a violation of the law. The video shows he wasn’t at fault. She was the aggressor,”Royal Oakes, a legal analyst, said.