T.O. came face to face with a “Karen” Wednesday night, and needless to say, ridiculousness ensued.
The former NFL star player shared a video on Instagram after he was literally just checking his mail in his own neighborhood in Florida and an unidentified White woman approached him, accusing him of driving too fast, and claiming he almost hit her with his car.
T.O. seemed flabbergasted a “Karen” rolled up on him. (That’s how it usually works.)
The woman called local police and the officer’s behavior wasn’t much smarter.
Owens explained he didn’t know why the “Karen” was stirring up drama but insisted he didn’t initiate the encounter. He described the woman as acting belligerent, using profanity as she addressed him while he was in his car.
The woman claimed T.O. harassed her, which he disputed. She also claimed he almost struck her with his car, which he also disputed.
She begins crying as she tells police her version of the events that unfolded that night.
She said T.O. put his car in park and got out. Owens said was it was because the woman was yelling with profanity at him.
During the dispute, she says “you’re a Black man approaching a White woman.” She said he “came after” her, which Owens also disputed.
Another woman, not seen in the video, comes to Owens’ defense saying he was not speeding, as the Karen implied, nor did he almost hit her with his car.
In the video, Owens said the woman later stated that Owens is late on his Homeowners Association payments. How would she know?
An officer can also be heard early in the video asking the woman “where were you hit?” Seriously!?
Also, in the video, the police seemed to know who Owens was but asked him for identification. Why? T.O. didn’t commit any crimes.
If a witness had not been in the area, who knows how the confrontation would have ended.
Situations like this make you wonder if laws like the one San Francisco passed (the CAREN Act) would be a good idea in other states. Florida, under Gov. DeSantis’ authoritarian regime, seems like an unlikely place, but it wouldn’t hurt to try.
More about the encounter can be found here.
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