A Detroit “Karen” was caught on video blocking a black woman from leaving the parking lot of a supermarket after her child stepped on a shelf to reach a bottle of Gatorade — apparently sending the white woman into a tizzy, according to a report.
Shaneeka Montgomery-Strickland, 43, went shopping with her three kids at the Kroger in suburban Livonia on Saturday and was trying to leave when the white woman stood defiantly in her path, Fox 2 Detroit reported.
“This needs to be known. You can’t just stay hush hush about everything and keep on letting people get away with nonsense,” Montgomery-Strickland says in the footage she captured and posted on Facebook Live.
“She said, ‘Oh my god, they went up to get Gatorade and I’m trying to shop here.’ It was irateness,” she continues. “I told her, ‘Please don’t yell at them,’ and then she started yelling at me. And I said, ‘You don’t have to yell at me, they got the Gatorade.’
“And a lot of people where, if you’re short you’re going to go up there and grab what you need. There’s not a lot of workers in the aisle, you have to do what you have to do and you move on,” she adds.
Things got out of hand in the parking lot, Montgomery-Strickland explained.
“She still went to her car, came back with the baby in the cart, called me the b word, then she stood behind my car because I started videotaping after that,” she says.
“I said, ‘Ma’am, can you please move from behind my car?’ She told me, ‘No, I’m not going anywhere,’” the woman says.
The white woman, who Montgomery-Strickland said wanted her to delete the video, was eventually told by responding officers to leave the area.
“I’ve gotten a lot of responses. People are very angry and upset about it because they say it makes no sense. What is wrong with people?” Montgomery-Strickland says.
“Why are they still out here doing this after all that’s going on, all the changes we’re trying to make? After Black Lives Matter? It makes no sense.”
The incident was the latest involving a so-called “Karen,” a derogatory term for white women perceived as being entitled, on social media.