‘SoHo Karen’ falsely accuses Black teen of stealing phone in New York City hotel lobby that she left in Uber

A woman falsely accused the 14-year-old son of jazz musician Keyon Harrold, who is Black, of stealing her iPhone in a NYC hotel.

“Are you kidding me? You feel like there’s only one iPhone made in the world?” Harrold said in response. Before the video cuts out, the woman appeared to approach Harrold, prompting the jazz musician to scream: “Get your hands off!”

A video showing a woman in New York City falsely accusing the 14-year-old son of jazz musician Keyon Harrold, who is Black, of stealing her phone that she left in her Uber has gone viral.

The incident took place on Saturday in the lobby of Arlo Soho, an upscale, boutique hotel in New York where Harrold and his son, Keyon Harrold Jr., were guests, the hotel said.

Harrold shared a minute-long video of the encounter on social media on Sunday. In the video, the woman can be heard accosting the father and son, yelling, “Show me my phone!” A man in the video who identified himself as the hotel manager can also be heard asking to see Harrold Jr.’s phone.

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