Astonishing moment woman threatens to call the police on young driver for breaking social distancing rules after his CAR pulled up too close to hers at set of traffic lights
- Owen Smith-Carretero, 21, was on his way to work in Crawley, Sussex, on July 18
- He was met by an irate driver who claimed he had broken social distancing rules
- Woman said it did not matter that he was in his car and said she would call police
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An enraged woman was filmed scolding a young driver and threatening to call the police after claiming he had broken social distancing measures by pulling his car too close to hers.
Owen Smith-Carretero, 21, was on his way to work in Crawley, Sussex, at around 4.45pm on July 18 when he pulled up to the traffic lights and was met by the angry motorist.
Just moments later, the woman launched a furious tirade at the perplexed car parking attendant and shouted: ‘You’re supposed to keep two metres apart because of viruses going on at the moment!’
Footage captured by Mr Smith-Carretero shows the woman point her finger at the young driver and accuse him of breaking the social distancing measures as he pulls up next to her.
The woman shouts at Owen Smith-Carretero, 21, as he pulls his car next to hers in Crawley, Sussex, on July 18
The furious woman claims the young driver has broken social distancing guidelines by pulling his car too close to hers and threatens to call the police
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She shouts: ‘I’ll phone the police I mean it!’
When questioned by Mr Smith-Carretero as to why she wants to call the authorities she continues: ‘You’re supposed to keep two metres apart because of viruses going on at the moment.’
The young driver immediately interjects the woman to explain he is ‘in a car’ as the furious motorist shakes her head and shouts: ‘It doesn’t matter’.
She continues: ‘That doesn’t matter! It doesn’t matter! You haven’t got my problem ok. So go before I get my phone out and call the police.’
Following the incident, Mr Smith-Carretero said: ‘I pulled up to some traffic lights behind a white car and noticed a lady waving her hands about.
‘I dismissed it and tried looking the other way.
‘So I pulled up next to her and she started screaming at me saying I was way too close to her and I will give her Covid-19.
The motorist tells the perplexed driver that he is supposed to be keeping two metres away from her
When the young driver explains to the woman that he is inside his car, the woman shouts: ‘It doesn’t matter!’
Mr Smith-Carretero (pictured) later said that he decided to pull his phone out when the woman began to shout at him
‘I was so confused, so I laughed at her and asked her what she was on about. Then she became really aggressive so I pulled my phone out (for my protection) and started to record her.’
He added: ‘When I’d finished recording, I just drove away laughing’
In a second video shared online Mr Smith-Carretero said: ‘Yeah I feel a bit sorry for her but she can’t be waving out of the car like that. Who does she think she is?’
The young driver later shared the video on his Tiktok account where it was downloaded and shared on Twitter and has since been viewed more than 88,000 times.
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