A woman is getting blasted online after crying while allegdly trying to steal a Black man’s rental city bike in New York City. The viral video posted to Twitter on Saturday shows a white woman and a Black man arguing about who paid for the Citi Bike.
As reported by News One, the woman’s name is allegedly Sarah Jane Comrie, and she’s an employee at Bellevue Hospital. “Help! Help! Help!” she’s heard yelling at the start of the clip, but the young man stands his ground and refuses to let go of the bike she claims to be hers. As Comrie snatched the man’s phone from his hand, bystanders who appeared to be friends of the Black man demanded that she calm down.
“You’re not crying. I put you on video,” one of the witnesses said to her.
Still, she continued to cause a dramatic scene. “Get off me! Get off me, you’re hurting my fetus,” Comrie screamed during the confrontation, which implies that she is pregnant. While still fighting to keep his hands on the handlebar, the man who’s accused responded, “I’m not touching you! You’re putting your stomach on my hand.”
Another man, who was wearing the same hospital scrub as Comrie, later jumped in the middle of the argument and convinced her to take the empty bike sitting next to them.
The hospital has since issued a statement regarding the matter. “We have recently become aware of an incident that occurred off campus over the weekend and appears to involve one of our employees,” the statement read. “We are sorry this happened, and we are reviewing the incident. NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue is committed to providing the highest quality of care to all New Yorkers with dignity, cultural sensitivity, and compassion.”
Twitter users are mostly showing support for the accused Black man as the video continues to circulate.
This lady tried her best to weaponize her tears, but when she realized it wasn't going to work she switched it off and acted like nothing happened.
This should be criminal. pic.twitter.com/P1UW3gJZGf
— 🥀 Imposter_🥀 (@Imposter_Edits) May 14, 2023
So she works at Bellevue @NYCHealthSystem. Possibly a PA? Shouldn’t be hard to ID her. She should be terminated & have her license revoked. There is most definitely a morality clause licensed medical practitioners have to adhere to in order to keep their license. pic.twitter.com/veXC1M6HIA
— DayGlo (@DayGloSunset) May 14, 2023
This right here is one of the many dangerous situations our children face on a daily bases. I’m glad this didn’t go any further wrong than what it already did. I’m even more proud to see these young Kings keep their calm and not escalate it any further. to them boys.
— String Sinatra Photography (@SinatraShotcha) May 15, 2023
It’s not clear if Comrie has faced any consequences.
According to the New York Post, an NYPD spokesperson said “there are currently no 911 calls or reports on file for this incident.” They added, “The NYPD encourages anyone who believes they were a victim of a crime to come forward and report it at any police facility so that an investigation can commence.”