NYC Hospital Issues Statement After Employee Is Seen Allegedly Fake Crying As She Tries To Steal CitiBike From Young Black Man: ‘We Are Sorry This Happened & We Are Reviewing The Incident’
Bellevue Hospital has spoken out amid a viral, racially-charged video involving one of their employees.
Recently, a white woman was caught falsely accusing a young, Black male of hijacking a CitiBike that she seemingly claimed belonged to her.
Following the occurrence, the NYC-based center addressed the incident via a statement released on its social media accounts.
“We have recently become aware of an incident that occurred off campus over the weekend and appears to involve one of our employees. We are sorry this happened and we are reviewing the incident.”
The facility continued by elaborating on its mission as the oldest and one of the largest health providers in America. The statement added,
“NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue is committed to providing the highest quality of care to all New Yorkers with dignity, cultural sensitivity, and compassion.”
In the one-minute-and-a-half clip, the woman (who has been identified as Sarah Jane Comrie in some reports) can be seen in her medical scrubs, tugging on the CitiBike as she repeatedly yells “Help me” and “Get off me” at a young Black man. It’s important to note that the video shows the young man trying not to touch the woman as she attempts to push him away from the bike.
She then proceeds to take his phone out of his hand, while his friend is recording the incident. Seconds into the matter, someone who appears to be Comrie’s co-worker arrives, and she suddenly grows extremely emotional.
The (suspected) fellow Bellevue Hospital employee is heard trying to find a resolution for the issue as the Black man is simultaneously explaining that despite the woman’s (fake) tears, he didn’t do anything wrong. He also notes that he paid to rent the bicycle.
Ultimately, Comrie finally agrees to take another CitiBike… with the encouragement of her colleague.
This is unacceptable! A white woman was caught on camera attempting to STEAL a Citi Bike from a young Black man in NYC. She grossly tried to weaponize her tears to paint this man as a threat. This is EXACTLY the type of behavior that has endangered so many Black men in the past! pic.twitter.com/CLUMNzjSDY
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) May 15, 2023
Attorney Ben Crump shared the controversial post to his Twitter account and expressed,
“This is unacceptable!”
“She grossly tried to weaponize her tears to paint this man as a threat. This is EXACTLY the type of behavior that has endangered so many Black men in the past!”
Bellevue Hospital is currently still investigating. Details are developing.
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