A white woman from Berkeley, California, was caught on camera while following and physically and verbally harassing an African American family on the streets.
“You don’t belong here,” the 31-year-old Lauren Milewski kept on telling the family who didn’t even know her.
At first, she approached 30-year-old Essex Cook and his family as they were strolling through the city on a Memorial Day weekend.
After trying to let her pass, Lauren declined and continued to harass the family. “You don’t belong here. Get out of Berkeley. Get out of here. You don’t belong anywhere,” she said.
During the confrontation, Essex’s cousin, Elexia, and his girlfriend tried to stop Milewski from spouting harsh words. Their plan, however, didn’t work and the 31-year-old Lauren pulled Elexia by her braids and started to wrestle her.
Essex managed to pull them apart, but Lauren still didn’t give up. Next, she attacked Essex’s girlfriend and ripped off her shirt along with her breastfeeding bra.
“We were so loud and people were walking by not even making a noise, trying not to look at us, acting like they didn’t even notice,” Elexia recalled and explained that they were trying to collect witnesses so that the police would believe them. “It just made me feel very uncomfortable.”
Since they are an African American family, Essex and the rest were afraid that the police would choose to believe Lauren rather than them upon their arrival.
And when the police finally arrived, that’s exactly what Lauren tried to achieve. She talked to the cops and told them that the family assaulted her.
The cops, however, quickly recognized Lauren and saw right through her scheme. They also handcuffed her and arrested her on suspicion of aggression and public intoxication.
While the Cooks didn’t press charges, it turned out that Lauren violated the five-year probation she was on and is now facing serious problems.
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