- A female refused to move during a street performer set in New Orleans
- One of the entertainers requested that an audience member call the cops
- Bystanders booed at her for several minutes before the police arrived
A woman was escorted away from a performance area by the cops after causing a ruckus during a street routine at Pere Antoine’s Alley in New Orleans, Louisiana.
TikTok channel @usa.karen.kevin posted two videos of the female they call Karen interrupting the entertainer’s set – first by making an awkward pose and flipping audience members off.
She continued to be a nuisance by refusing to move from an area the street performers needed to continue their act.
The performers eventually requested that one of the bystanders call the cops to remove the woman after several audience members began booing at her.
The second video consists of a hard to hear conversation between her and the New Orleans police officers – leading to her being forced away from the scene.
The woman refused to leave the performance area, annoying the entertainers and the audience members included
The cops spoke with her for a few minutes after the performers requested that people call the cops in order to handle the situation
The performer who confirmed to be doing ‘flips’ continued to ask the woman to move over and ask why she continued to stay in the area.
He asked: ‘You were just stand right there – why would you come right here in our way?’
The entertainer began to repeatedly ask her to move, and after she refused, he requested that the police be involved.
‘Can somebody call the cops on her please? Can somebody call someone on her please?’
The first video continued with the woman beginning a heated conversation with another female bystander while the performer attempted to de-escalate a possible situation.
Once the bystander walked away, audience members continued to voice their anger, one man saying: ‘You ruined it for a bunch of kids – you don’t care.’
The street performers continued on with the event with other smiling bystanders
The woman was finally met with cheers from the crowd – while she was being escorted away
Three police officers arrived to the scene less than 30 seconds into the second video, and the performer, who was no longer holding his microphone, explained the entire situation.
Everyone in the area then began to yell, ‘take her home’ at the top of their lungs while she was talking to the cops.
The New Orleans performance continued on while she was speaking with officers.
A fourth police officer entered the area, and the woman was eventually requested to leave the scene.
Many users on TikTok were annoyed with the woman and what she did to ruin the street performance in New Orleans
TikTok has been siding with the performers and the bystanders, and have hardly shown any sympathy for her.
One person said: ‘Could have moved the crowd and blocked her out.’
Another person said: ‘She would say it’s her birthright.’
‘That’s when you throw rotten fruit at her,’ said another TikToker.
One person commented in a sadder tone: ‘She already got exactly what she wanted. she was the center of attention.’
DailyMail.com has contacted New Orleans police for comment.