Published: Fri, November 09, 2018

Woman dubbed 'South Park Susan' in racist viral video faces additional charges

Woman dubbed 'South Park Susan' in racist viral video faces additional charges

Susan Westwood surrendered to authorities at the Sunset Beach Police Department on the North Carolina coast on Saturday, the Charlotte Observer reported.

The 51-year-old's arrest follows her harassment of sisters Leisa Garris and Chele Garris in a parking lot in Charlotte's South Park neighborhood as they waited for assistance from AAA on October 19.

Westwood's employer, Charter Communications, confirmed to Yahoo Lifestyle on October 29 that she was sacked after she was identified as the woman in the video, which was taken on October 19.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police previously told Yahoo Lifestyle that four criminal summonses for "simple assault" and "communicating threats" were issued for the suspect in the video.

Facebook Susan Westwood, 51, turned herself into the Sunset Beach Police Department on Saturday after being wanted on charges related to the October 19 incident. They said she misused the emergency line system when she reported sisters Leia and Mary Garris to police.


The dispatcher told Westwood that the women were waiting for their auto to be serviced after it broke down and she responded, "Nobody breaks down their vehicle in the best part of society".

According to the tape, Westwood also tells the 911 dispatcher, "They've been hanging out here for awhile". Westwood said to the sisters. Westwood, in response, said the situation was "weird" and she was "concerned".

Her pleas were met with shock, even from the 911 dispatcher. "They're trying to cause a problem". They're begging for money, and we need to get them out of here... "I'm sorry to have to do that out loud, but nobody breaks their vehicle down here on objective unless they're looking for money", Westwood told the dispatcher. But, Westwood continues to berate them, repeatedly asking, "Do you live here?"

Westwood was sacked from her job following the incident.

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