December 2, 2022

Black Teenager Falsely Accused of Cellphone Theft in SoHo Hotel

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Black Teenager Falsely Accused of Cellphone Theft in SoHo Hotel

A woman can be seen yelling at the 14-year-old in video captured at the Arlo Hotel in New York City on Saturday by his father, the jazz musician Keyon Harrold. Mr. Harrold said her phone was later found in an Uber.

Hotel Manager: “Please.” Woman: “Show me the phone.” Teen: “This is my phone.” Harrold: “You don’t have to explain nothing to her.” Woman: “Take the case off. That’s mine. Literally, get it back.” Harrold: “Are you kidding me? You feel like there’s only one iPhone made in the world?” “No, OK, then show me.” “No, get a life!” “Over there.” Manager: “What’s on your background?” Harrold: “You better go use Find My iPhone.” “Yeah, Find My iPhone is on that right now.” “No, no you can’t. No.” “I’m the manager of the hotel.” Harrold: “I don’t care. This is my son.” “Hey.” “Didn’t you see me just come downstairs out of the [expletive] elevator?” “I’m trying to help.” “No, but you’re not helping. “I am.” “What you’re being is disrespectful.” Manager: “No, I’m trying settle this situation.” “My son has nothing to do with her.” Woman: “No, yeah, but he has my phone. Then show me the proof.” No, he’s not leaving. Show me the proof.” “Are you kidding me? You better get on. Let’s go, Keyon.” Woman: “I’m sorry.” Harrold: “Better get on.” “We have your? What, you see two Black people?” “No, I’m not letting him walk away with my phone!” Manager: “Please don’t fight, don’t fight.” “Better get on somewhere lady.” “No, please get my phone back. I cannot not have my phone!”

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