White woman caught on video assaulting black teenager at pool, dubbed 'Pool Patrol Paula'
White women in America are really cracking down on black people for being black in public. We all remember 'BBQ Becky,' the white woman in Oakland who called the cops on a black family for having a barbecue in the wrong designated grilling zone. Then there was 'Permit Patty,' the white woman in San Francisco who got very upset at an 8-year-old black girl for selling water on the sidewalk without a permit. Well, now another white woman has had a racist outburst in public. Get ready to meet 'Pool Patrol Paula.'
In Summerville, South Carolina, Stephanie Sebby-Strempel, 38, was caught on camera assaulting a black teenager at a community pool. The 15-year-old victim told police officers the woman called him and his friends "punks" and used "racial slurs." According to the incident report, she allegedly told the teenagers to leave because they "didn't belong."
The video seems to be shot from the perspective of the victim, and was posted on Facebook by Rhe Capers. In the twenty second clip, Sebby-Strempel says, "Get out!" and swings her arm at the camera. "There's three numbers I could dial," she warns. "9, 1, 1, okay? Get out! Little punks!" Then, as she guides them out, she strikes the camera once more. No racial slurs are heard in the footage.
According to the incident report, the 15-year-old victim was staying at a friend's house. The friend's father had a family friend who lives in Reminisce Community, where the swimming pool is located. This family friend invited the teens to go swimming. So while the victim and friends were visitors, they had a legitimate invite. (And really, who cares? Why get so mad? Maybe, like Roseanne, she was on Ambien.)
But the craziest part of this story is yet to come. A day after the incident, detectives came to Sebby-Strempel's address to serve a warrant. Allegedly, the 38-year-old woman shoved one detective into a wall, and bit another one on his arm, breaking his skin. That's right, she bit a police officer. This woman has no chill! Of course, this resulted in her immediate arrest, and addition charges being filed.
According to court documents, Stephanie Sebby-Strempel was charged with one count of third-degree assault and battery and two counts of assaulting, beating or wounding a police officer while resisting arrest. She is currently being held in Dorchester County Jail. Her mugshot shows her expression the moment she found out the jail doesn't have a swimming pool.
The Facebook video went viral, getting over 800,000 views. On social media, Sebby-Strempel was quickly dubbed 'Pool Patrol Paula.' (And in some circles, 'Bikini Becky.') Twitter users expressed their outrage, wondering, "What the hell is wrong with these people"? Are they "empowered by Trump"? "She has been named and hopefully karma will get her," said one user. "Keep re-tweeting this to shame her."
Sebby-Strempel was identified as an employee of skincare company Rodan + Fields. Well, the company kicked Pool Patrol Paula out faster she kicks black teenagers out of a swimming pool. Rodan + Fields released a statement to CBS News: "After assessing statements from law enforcement and determining that this former Independent Consultant's actions violate our policies, she is no longer affiliated with Rodan + Fields."
Well, racists are picking the wrong time to feel empowered. Today everybody has a camera in their pocket. If you have a racist outburst in public, you might be recorded and publicly shamed.