About The Woman Who Threw An Ultimate Tantrum At Victoria’s Secret After Trying To Attack Another Customer…
Karen alert! A woman in New Jersey named Ijeoma Ukenta was at Victoria’s Secret picking up some free panties with a coupon but what the coupon did not mention was a random woman was going to allegedly attack her and then have a mental breakdown about it. A woman named Abigail Elphick threw the tantrum to end all tantrums on the floor of the Victoria’s Secret at the Mall at Short Hills in New Jersey. This led to the police being called and absolutely no legal action being taken against her. But now she’s a viralebrity so that’s actually much worse.
Our scene opens with Abigail lunging for Iljeoma. When Iljeoma shouts about how she cannot believe that Abigal went at her like that, Abigail began to “cry” before fake fainting onto her purse so her head wouldn’t hit the floor. The recording picks up after Abigail accused Iljeoma of threatening her, so Iljeoma began recording again. At that point, Abigail had another meltdown and chased Iljeoma around the store shouting, “Get her away from me!” So run the other direction, Abby!
While performing her hysterics, Abigail shouted at Iljeoma to stop recording her “mental breakdown,” with some of the customers telling Iljeoma to stop. Iljeoma emphasized that as a Black woman she needed evidence Abigail was the one acting a mess and continued. When the police finally showed up, they seemed to take Abigail’s side as she was the one who first called them. Iljeoma let the police know she had a recording of the altercation and the cops haphazardly told her how she could “email” it to them. The police seemed to dismiss the situation, with cops telling Iljeoma they couldn’t legally remove Abigail from the mall.
In the next part of the video, Iljeoma showed the police report, which said that Abigail seemed to admit she was acting crazy because she didn’t want to lose her job or apartment over going viral. It read, via AllHipHop:
“Miss Elphick seemed to acknowledge that she was wrong, saying she was concerned about losing her job and apartment if the video was posted online. She was having a panic attack about the videotaping. I advised her that Miss Ukenta has a right to videotape. I asked her several times if she was alright and if she needed an ambulance. And she declined repeatedly. She kept expressing her concern about her job and apartment. She finally stated that she was going home, and I asked if she would be OK to drive and she says she was. At this time, Miss Elphick left the mall voluntarily with mall security.”
Then at the very end of the long video, Iljeoma recorded herself filing a complaint with the police over the incident as she felt she wasn’t protected as a victim of a random person trying to attack her.
Warning: this video is fucking painful to watch–like a skin graft.
Iljeoma’s commentary was A1. When she said: “And this is Short Hills… I thought this was the safe mall.” I had to laugh.
TMZ has the story that the Millburn, New Jersey police department told them, where they did absolutely nothing wrong and reacted perfectly:
Police eventually showed up, and the woman reportedly told police she was upset about the recording because she was worried the video would be shared online — it has gone viral — and she might face repercussions … such as potentially losing her job.
In the end, neither woman was arrested, but Ijeoma’s unhappy with how cops on the scene treated her — as if she was the aggressor — and she plans to file a complaint.
The department says it was actually this so-called “Karen” who initially called cops, and whom the officers first spoke with upon arriving at the Victoria’s Secret in the Short Hills Mall. They explain that this woman told them she was having a panic attack due to the other woman, Ukenta, recording her … which she apparently thought would lead to her losing her job.
The cops then spoke to Ukenta, who they say told them she was recording to protect herself from false accusations — and then went on to ask the officers to remove the “Karen,” which the officers refused to do … as they say there was no legal precedent to do so based on the circumstances. What they say they did offer, however, was a courtesy escort to Ukenta’s car … which she refused. They also told her she could file a formal complaint if she wanted.
One other important thing of note … although the cops say Ukenta claims the “Karen” lunged at her, they found no evidence anyone had actually been struck.
…MPD says Ukenta came in to complain about the actual officers themselves … as she was unhappy with how they handled the situation. It doesn’t appear any paperwork has been filed against anyone at this point, though…
The department finishes by saying that, for now, they don’t think their officers did anything wrong, and believes they acted professionally to diffuse things. That said, an internal investigation is underway to get to the bottom of it and to see if any punishment is warranted.
Meanwhile, I await the video from Abigail where she says she’s fine if we hate her but don’t call her a Republican, okay!