A white woman seen in viral video threatening and harassing a pair of Black women at a Charlotte, N.C. apartment complex faces a new criminal charge this week, but local police believe she may have skipped town.
Now, they’re asking for the public’s help to locate her.
Last week, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police issued multiple criminal summons for Susan J. Westwood, accusing the 51-year-old of communicating threats and simple assault, The Charlotte Observer reported. Viral video showed Westwood harassing the two women as they waited for AAA car service in the parking lot of the Camden Fairview apartments on Oct. 19.
They posted clips of the bizarre encounter one week later.
“I wanna make sure there’s nothing going on,” Westwood says, getting all up in the ladies’ faces and threatening to “bring out my concealed weapon.” “Is your boyfriend here. Is your baby daddy here? Nobody cares, I’m white and I’m hot … You’re hanging around in a place you don’t belong.”
Westwood ultimately lost her job over the incident.
On Wednesday, authorities announced they will also charge Westwood with misusing 911, which is a misdemeanor in North Carolina. Investigators said the Charlotte woman dialed police and falsely claimed that the two women she was harassing were faking car troubles.
“It’s just really strange,” Westwood says on audio of the 911 call released by CMPD this week. “If you want to know my personal opinion, there’s no car broken down. Nobody breaks their car down in the best part of society … Nobody breaks their car down here unless they are looking for money.”
She proceeds to accuse the women of trying to breaking into apartments, telling the emergency dispatcher the women had been “hanging out here for a while” and were snapping photos of her. The aptly dubbed “Parking Lot Patty” didn’t mention that she approached the ladies earlier, however.
By this time, an officer was already on the way to the apartments in response to the women’s call about being threatened and harassed. When the 911 dispatcher informs Westwood of this, she offers to “pay $2500 to get (the women) out of here.”
“This is very strange for me, for this part of town,” she adds.
The dispatcher pressed Westwood on her allegations, questioning how she knew the two women didn’t live there or weren’t visiting a friend at the complex.
“Well I wouldn’t be able to know that but why would you photograph somebody?” Westwood replies. “Just get them out of here!”
The call ends abruptly after the dispatcher tells Westwood it’s not illegal to take photos in a parking lot. Moreover, “If they live there … We can’t remove them from the property,” he said.
CMPD said they were hoping to serve Westwood with a warrant but have been unable to locate her. Anyone who knows her whereabouts is asked to call 911.