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Charlotte woman at the center of ‘viral racist rant' turns herself in

Susan Westwood Susan Westwood
Melinda Barton | 09 November, 2018, 16:08

Westwood was served with an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for misusing 911 and four criminal summons for simple assault and communicating threats.

Officers said Westwood called 911 to falsely report attempted break-ins near her home before leaving the scene, according to Charlotte station WBTV.

Westwood was caught on video on October 19 berating sisters Leisa Meria Garris, 52, and Mary Michelle Garris, 49, while they were waiting for AAA to arrive in the parking lot for the Camden Fairview Apartments in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Westwood's employer, Charter Communications, told WSOC-TV that Westwood was sacked, as the incident was "a blatant violation of Charter's code of conduct and clearly disregards the company's commitment to inclusion and respectful behavior". In Brooklyn, a white woman called police on a 9-year-old black boy she accused of grabbing her behind when footage showed his backpack grazed her.

The initial incident happened Friday, Oct. 19, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. "They are actually people that I've never seen here before ― but they are African American".

Westwood turned herself in to police in Sunset Beach on Saturday.

An emergency dispatcher was heard telling Westwood that first responders received a call about someone's vehicle breaking down at the location Westwood indicated.

Westwood also called 911, telling the dispatcher she would pay $2,500 "to get them out of here".

Westwood also called 911. Westwood said during the encounter. But, Westwood continues to berate them, repeatedly asking, "Do you live here?"

"I'm hot, I'm attractive, I'm white", Westwood says in the video. She then accuses the women of "trying to break into apartments" and "causing problems", the Observer previously reported. "They're trying to get in the apartments".

Westwood was sacked from her job following the incident.