A white woman on the Internet nicknamed "Pool Patrol Paula" was charged with attacking a black teenager in a community pool in South Carolina.
She allegedly called the young man for racist slurs, he said. He did not belong here, according to a police report from the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office. Days later, it says in the report, she attacked the officers who arrested her and bite each other.
The 15-year-old victim was invited by a friend to the pool in Summerville, South Carolina, to report. The woman, Stephanie Sebby-Strempel, 38, told him to "come out" and beat the boy several times before threatening to call the police on Saturday, the report said.
This part was caught in front of the camera. The video was posted on Facebook, where it has since been viewed more than a million times.
In the victim-filmed video, Sebby strikes aggressively on the boy's cell phone camera and hits him as he and his friends leave him pool area and said, "How does that feel?"
"Get out of here!" She shouts. "There are three numbers that I can choose: 9-1-1 Okay, go out, little punks."
After Sebby Strempel told them to leave, the victim said they were "respectful and said, yes, Ma & # 39; am "and started to leave the pool, according to report. He also said that Sebby-Strempel used "racial slurs" and beat him once in the chest and at least twice in the face. There were no racist slurs in the video.
The police concluded that according to the report, Sebby-Strempel was "clearly the attacker" in the "unprovoked attack".
The story does not end here. When the officers arrested her on Monday, she pushed a detective against a wall, injuring her knees and hitting a second detective who, according to the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, broke her skin ,  Thereafter, Sebby-Strempel was charged in two cases with attacking a police officer while resisting the arrest, along with attack and battery for the pool incident.
In a press conference on Tuesday, the boy's family talked about the incident. "In essence, this is a situation that should never have happened," said Deanna RocQuermore, the victim's mother, to reporters. RocQuermore also praised her son's self-control and said she intended to pursue the case against Sebby Strempel at "the highest level".
"No child, neither mine nor anyone else, deserves this kind of abuse or treatment, or even once, not twice, but three times being hit by someone who gets upset by someone's skin color, and they feel as if they did not belong in their swimming pool, "said RocQuermore.
Out of a Job
Sebby Strempel was fined $ 65,000 by a Dorchester County judge after he was arrested on charges of a third-degree charge and twice for assaulting a police officer was.
CNN's attempts to reach Sebby Strempel and her lawyer were unsuccessful, but WCSC reported that the lawyer was not worried about the attack on the minor because "there is more than one side of the story on this allegation." Not known if she has submitted a request.
Sebby-Strempel used to be an independent consultant to skincare company Rodan + Fields, but after her actions, the company said in a statement to CNN that she no longer works there.
"After assessing law enforcement claims and finding that the actions of this former independent consultant violate our policies, it is no longer associated with Rodan + Fields," the statement said.
#PoolPatrolPaula is just the latest example
Synced by social media as #PoolPatrolPaula, Sebby Strempel is the latest achievement in a trend where Twitter users are calling white people for their obvious racism. Just last week, a white-haired woman now called #PermitPatty got caught threatening to call the police on a black 8-year-old girl selling water bottles without a permit in San Francisco, California. She told Dan Simon from CNN that her complaint was not aimed at a specific person. She said she was under a deadline and was distracted by the shouting from outside.
And in May, #BBQBecky, another white woman caught in front of the camera, police called a group of black men who were barbecuing in a neighborhood. Grills are banned in a park in Oakland, California.
These videos are part of a nationwide conversation about black people being threatened and censored for seemingly harmless acts.
That's why another popular hashtag for the pool incident with Sebby Strempel is #SwimmingWhileBlack. It's just the latest in a long chain of everyday activities like golfing, nap, leaving an airbnb and sitting in Starbucks, where black people were racially profiled and a white man called the police.
By Maya Eliahou and Christina Zdanowicz, CNN