When a black Las Vegas woman’s white neighbors called the police on the morning of her father’s funeral claiming that their limousine was blocking their driveway, she took out her phone and posted proof that the vehicle was nowhere close on TikTok.
Audreena Harris said that the egregious incident was the latest in four years of complaints about her and her family from the neighbors to her landlord and police, and called the October 18 incident ‘some Karen racist sh**.’
The video begins at about 9 am after the altercation has already begun, with Harris’s mother telling her neighbor that she has ‘no respect for nobody’ as she holds a phone to her ear and her husband paces and gestures. Dressed for mourning, a large group of her family members look on.
‘They’re saying we’re in front of their house – it’s my daddy’s funeral and they’re over here reporting us and arguing with us,’ Harris says, clearly exasperated.
She swivels the camera, showing that a limousine parked outside her house is entirely clear of the driveway next door, then back to her elderly neighbors.
The limousine parked outside Audreena Harris’ house is entirely clear of her elderly neighbors’ driveway next door, according to her footage
She told DailyMail.com that, in addition to calling the police, her neighbors texted her landlord, telling them that when the man of the couple took trash outside ’15 to 20 attacked him’ and that those people were ‘outside their house threatening them’
Before she began filming, Harris told Dailymail.com, a limousine pulled up to her house to take her family to her father’s funeral service. The man of the elderly couple, she said, approached her brother and asked what was going on.
After her brother told him it was their father’s funeral, the neighbor replied that they were ‘always park[ing] in front of [his] house.’ When the brother offered to move the cars, the neighbor said that their family ‘always [does] this.’
The neighbor pointed his finger into her brother’s face, she told DailyMail.com, and at that point ‘everyone gets angry.’ She said she ran inside to get her phone to ‘prove’ to her landlord that ‘they are just picking on [her].’
When she comes back outside, they are calling the police.
After she turns back from the limousine to her neighbors in the video and tells them they ‘do this all the time,’ the husband of the next door couple takes both of his hands to make chatting gestures, then speaks unintelligibly while pointing to himself.
In a caption, Harris writes that ‘losing my daddy was the worse thing in life and this is how we had to start our day off, I couldn’t even focus on my dad’s funeral because of them.’ Her father, MarVie Lee Harris, died on September 24.
In a caption, Harris writes that ‘losing my daddy was the worse thing in life and this is how we had to start our day off, I couldn’t even focus on my dad’s funeral because of them’
After she turns back from the limousine to her neighbors in the video and tells them they ‘do this all the time,’ the husband of the next door couple takes both of his hands to make chatting gestures, then speaks unintelligibly while pointing to himself
Harris moves closer to the limousine in the video, capturing it from multiple angles in the TikTok.
‘I want y’all to see that we are not blocking the driveway,’ she said. ‘I always record. I don’t have nothing parked in front of nothing, ‘cause I know how they are.’
‘Lets go y’all, get in the car, please. I got the video, I don’t care.’
She told DailyMail.com that, in addition to calling the police, her neighbors texted her landlord, telling them that when the man of the couple took trash outside ’15 to 20 attacked him’ and that those people were ‘outside their house threatening them.’
The police, according to Harris, arrived at the house after the family had left for the funeral. The Las Vegas Police Department did not confirm whether an officer had been dispatched to the neighborhood.
Harris’s father, MarVie Lee Harris, died on September 24
‘I’m at my fathers funeral are the first 45 minutes to an hour my landlord is texting me about this and I have to tell her I am literally at my fathers funeral burying my dad,’ she said. ‘Can this wait?’
In a follow up video, after the TikTok had accrued more than 400,000 views and a clearer version without audio captioning posted later garnered almost 200,000, Harris said that her neighbors’ behavior isn’t new.
‘I’ve been living here for four years, and for the last four years this is how they treated us,’ she said. ‘They’ve called the police on my kids, my brother, she’s had the police come to my house numerous times, she writes numerous letters to my landlord.’
‘Every time she has a problem I always try to fix it. I’m not a disrespectful person, I wasn’t raised like that, I’m a respectful person.’
She said she was at a loss for how to handle the relationship going forward: ‘I made her go viral, I’m not even sure she knows she’s viral… I don’t know what else to do.’
The Las Vegas Police Department did not return DailyMail.com’s inquiries about whether police were, in fact, called to the scene or how frequently complaints between the two families were fielded by the department.
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