When the white woman who attacked the black woman in Victoria’s Secret store realized her rude and violent behavior had been recorded on video, she had a nervous breakdown.
Ijeoma Ukenta posted videos she took at the Short Hills Mall on Sunday, in which a woman identified in a police report as Abigail Elphick charges at her with her hand outstretched as if to strike her. When Ukenta was later questioned about the incident, she claimed the woman shoved her out of the way while she was browsing the lingerie section of the store.
Ukenta began filming the exchange at this point and captured Elphick charging at her. However, as soon as Elphick learns of her recording, she goes into full-blown psychosis.
Instead of leaving the store, Elphick screams and collapses in front of the Victoria’s Secret cash registers, pretending to be sick. When she sees Ukenta filming her, she yells, “Get away from me!” as she pursues the woman. But that’s not the end of it.
When she asks the mall’s security for help, he states: “I don’t know right now what you are referring to” So, the best thing he does is call the Millburn Police Department to give the unbiased decision.
Ukenta returns from the local police station in a later update. “I have the police report,” she says, “which is somewhat accurate, but extremely long. I’m happy I did record because even the officers stated that I only showed him the video of her laying on the floor when I showed him .”
Elphick accepted her violent behavior and went on saying, she had a panic attack when she realized she was being recorded. But she didn’t want to be professionally or socially shunned for that.
“Mind you, they took her statement first because, of course, she called the police. And she completely lied. She’s trying to say I started videotaping her causing her to have a panic attack, at which time, she followed me to try to get me to stop recording.
So, I’m filing a complaint against the two officers that responded. I didn’t feel protected. I’m also filing a complaint against the mall security.”
Ukenta went on to raise money for her legal defense through a GoFundMe page. According to its description, the fundraiser will help Ukenta hire “an excellent attorney,” and as of the time of writing, it had raised over $104,55 (the original goal was $20,000).
She later updated the situation saying:
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