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Angry ‘Karen’ Filmed Attacking Grammy-Winning Musician and His Son, Accusing Them of Theft

The shocking video has since gone viral, garnering a number of comments from award-winning artists and notable cultural figures.

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A white woman is in hot water and likely in hiding after she was captured on video assaulting a world famous jazz musician and his son while falsely accusing them of stealing her iPhone.

On Saturday, the unidentified woman was filmed in an agitated state as she accosted Grammy-award winning trumpet player Keyon Harrold and his son, both of whom are Black, in the lobby of the Arlo SoHo Hotel.

Intense video footage of the incident, which was filmed by Harrold and posted on his Instagram page, the musician can be heard telling the woman and a hotel manager that his son did not steal her iPhone.

As the clearly unnerved woman can be heard frantically telling the hotel manager that she was a victim of theft at the hands of the young teen, the son pleads, “this is my phone,” to which Harrold responds, saying “You don’t have to explain nothing to her!”

While the woman insists that the phone was hers and demands that the child offers proof that it is his, Harrold responds: “Are you kidding me? You feel like there’s only one iPhone made in the world?”

At that point, things take an ugly turn as the woman can be seen lunging at the teenager and an altercation unfolds. The woman can be heard screaming, “I’m not letting him walk away with my phone!” before falling to the ground. After she gets up, she storms toward Harrold before the camera shakes violently and the video cuts off while he yells, “Listen, get your hands off — !”

In a humiliating development, Harrold claims that mere minutes later, the woman’s Uber driver returned to the hotel and gave her iPhone back to her after she apparently forgot it in her car.

“Her phone was magically returned by an Uber driver a few minutes after this incident,” Harrold wrote. “No apology from her after this traumatic situation to my son, not me. No apologies from the establishment.”

The woman has since been dubbed a “Karen,” the nickname that has been adopted by social media users for white women who demand to speak to a store manager or throw unreasonable tantrums, many of which are race-related or racist in nature, in reaction to perceived slights.

“If anyone recognizes this person, please tag or DM,” he wrote. “I hate I have to post this!!! I am furious!!! We see this crap happening all the time, but it hits different when it hits home!!! I typically try to keep things positive, but nothing about this video is positive.”

While the video only lasted one minute, the altercation lasted over five minutes, Harrold said.

“She scratched me … she Tackled and grabbed him. He is a child!!!”

“No apology from her after this traumatic situation to my son, not me,” he continued. “No apologies from the establishment. This sh*t happens too often. It needs to stop!!!”

The video has since gone viral, garnering over 700,000 views and a number of comments from other award-winning artists and notable cultural figures. Major influencers including D.L. Hughley, Shaun King, Eric Robertson, and others have also shared the video from their own accounts.

The Arlo SoHo Hotel has also drawn the ire of internet users who are angry at the establishment for backing the unfounded claims of the hysterical woman, with many users review-bombing the hotel’s website and leaving angry messages on the hotel’s Instagram Account.

One comment on a recent post from the hotel read:

“Never staying at this hotel after what happened to a guest, Keyon Harold, who was assaulted and falsely accused of theft and then assaulted by another guest of the hotel, while the hotel workers looked on! Why would anyone stay at an establishment that cant even keep their guests safe? Its a pitiful failure on arlo hotels part and indicative of how poorly run it is if these situations are allowed to happen. SHAME!”

Harrold, who began his Instagram post by saying “I hate I have to post this!”, is a celebrated and world renowned musician who has released solo albums while also working with such popular musicians as Beyonce, D’Angelo, Rihanna, Common, Maxwell, Otis Brown III, Robert Glasper, Bobby Shmurda and Mobb Deep, according to his website.

Harrold also won a Grammy award in 2017 for his contributions to Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead, and he has devoted his music to social justice causes. The Ferguson, Missouri, native dedicated the song “MB Lament” to police shooting victim Michael Brown on his most recent solo album, The Mugician.

The jazz trumpeter also played live at the White House during Common’s 2016 NPR Tiny Desk concert, when the artists performed the Emmy-winning theme to Ava Duvernay’s documentary 13th.

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Dolphin Swims Through Louisiana Neighborhood in Aftermath of Hurricane Ida

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A Louisiana family was shocked to find a dolphin swimming through their neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

Amanda Huling and her family were assessing the damage to their neighborhood in Slidell, Louisiana, when they noticed the dolphin swimming through the inundated suburban landscape.

In video shot by Huling, the marine mammal’s dorsal fin can be seen emerging from the water.

“The dolphin was still there as of last night but I am in contact with an organization who is going to be rescuing it within the next few days if it is still there,” Huling told FOX 35.

Ida slammed into the coast of Louisiana this past weekend. The Category 4 hurricane ravaged the power grid of the region, plunging residents of New Orleans and upwards of 1 million homes and businesses in Louisiana and Mississippi into the dark for an indefinite period of time.

Officials have warned that the damage has been so extensive that it could take weeks to repair the power grid, reports Associated Press.

Also in Slidell, a 71-year-old man was attacked by an alligator over the weekend while he was in his flooded shed. The man went missing and is assumed dead, reports WDSU.

Internet users began growing weary last year about the steady stream of stories belonging to a “nature is healing” genre, as people stayed indoors and stories emerged about animals taking back their environs be it in the sea or in our suburbs.

However, these latest events are the surreal realities of a world in which extreme weather events are fast becoming the new normal – disrupting our lives in sometimes predictable, and occasionally shocking and surreal, ways.

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Mom in LA Suburbs Fights Off Mountain Lion With Bare Hands, Rescues 5-Year-Old Son

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A mother in Southern California is being hailed as a hero after rescuing her five-year-old son from an attacking mountain lion.

The little boy was playing outside his home in Calabasas, a city lying west of Los Angeles in the Santa Monica Mountains, when the large cat pounced on him.

The 65-pound (30 kg) mountain lion dragged the boy about 45 yards across the front lawn before the mother acted fast, running out and striking the creature with her bare hands and forcing it to free her son.

“The true hero of this story is his mom because she absolutely saved her son’s life,” California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman Captain Patrick Foy told Associated Press on Saturday.

“She ran out of the house and started punching and striking the mountain lion with her bare hands and got him off her son,” Foy added.

The boy sustained significant injuries to his head, neck and upper torso, but is now in stable condition at a hospital in Los Angeles, according to authorities.

The mountain lion was later located and killed by an officer with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, who found the big cat crouching in the bushes with its “ears back and hissing” at the officer shortly after he arrived at the property.

“Due to its behavior and proximity to the attack, the warden believed it was likely the attacking lion and to protect public safety shot and killed it on sight,” the wildlife department noted in its statement.

The mountain lion attack is the first such attack on a human in Los Angeles County since 1995, according to Fish and Wildlife.

The Santa Monica Mountains is a biodiverse region teeming with wildlife such as large raptors, mountain lions, bears, coyote, deer, lizards, and snakes. However, their numbers have rapidly faded in recent years, causing local wildlife authorities to find new ways to manage the region’s endemic species.

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Video Shows Taliban Taking Joyride in Captured US Blackhawk Helicopter

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The rapid fall of Kabul to the Taliban has resulted in a number of surreal sights – from footage of the Islamist group’s fighters exercising at a presidential gym to clips of combatants having a great time on bumper cars at the local fun park.

However, a new video of Taliban members seemingly testing their skills in the cockpit of a commandeered UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter shows the chilling extent to which U.S. wares have fallen into the hands of a group it spent trillions of dollars, and exhaustive resources, to stamp out.

In the new video, shared on Twitter, the front-line utility helicopter can be seen taxiing on the ground at Kandahar Airport in southeastern Afghanistan, moving along the tarmac. It is unclear who exactly was sitting in the cockpit, and the Black Hawk cannot be seen taking off or flying.

It is unlikely that the Taliban have any combatants who are sufficiently trained to fly a UH-60 Black Hawk.

The helicopter, which carries a $6 million price tag, is just a small part of the massive haul that fell into the militant group’s hands after the country’s central government seemingly evaporated on Aug. 14 amid the withdrawal of U.S. and coalition troops.

Some 200,000 firearms, 20,000 Humvees and hundreds of aircraft financed by Washington for the now-defunct Afghan Army are believed to be in the possession of the Taliban.

The firearms include M24 sniper rifles, M18 assault weapons, anti-tank missiles, automatic grenade launchers, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars.

Taliban fighters in the elite Badri 313 Brigade have been seen in propaganda images showing off in uniforms and wielding weaponry meant for the special forces units of the Afghan Army.

The U.S. is known to have purchased 42,000 light tactical vehicles, 9,000 medium tactical vehicles and over 22,000 Humvees between 2003 and 2016.

The White House remains unclear on how much weaponry has fallen into Taliban hands, with National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan admitting last week that the U.S. lacks a “clear picture of just how much missing $83 billion of military inventory” the group has.

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