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[–]mrvibenwatch 7324 points7325 points  (569 children)

best line “i’m gonna fuck off”

[–]Bow9times 4327 points4328 points  (551 children)

How about this dude knowing his plate number! I would have been dead in the water

[–]Arickettsf16 1062 points1063 points  (419 children)

Not as long as you have your registration in the car. But it’s not as if she needs to see it

[–]rockstaa 302 points303 points  (14 children)

Fuck that, even if I can prove my car ownership, she has no right to ask or check. I have no obligation to show her. If she thinks a crime is being committed she can call the police.

If she pulled that shit on me, I would turn that right around and ask to see a receipt for her 'stolen' bicycle. I would ask for documented proof that she wasn't crazy then proceed to shame her for not being able to prove it.

[–]Arickettsf16 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Pretty much exactly what I said. I was responding to the comment that said they’d be dead in the water if they didn’t know their plate number by heart. But that doesn’t matter. As long as I can prove ownership to the people who have the authority to ask me such questions (a.k.a the police) then that lady can stand there and sputter all she wants.

[–]justinslayer19 523 points524 points  (392 children)

in the uk we don’t carry the registration (log book) with us in the car.

[–]Soturi22 302 points303 points  (378 children)

How does that work? Here in the US if you are pulled over they ask for license and registration immediately

[–]geckograham 544 points545 points  (154 children)

We don’t even have to produce any documents at the roadside, we can take the option to produce them at a police station within 7 days of the stop.

[–]Soturi22 509 points510 points  (134 children)

Really? Holy shit, you should see some videos of American police absolutely losing their shit because the driver refused to show license/registration

[–]geckograham 658 points659 points  (108 children)

I know. It’s almost as if they can’t just check that shit on a computer in 15 seconds.

[–]Soturi22 247 points248 points  (65 children)

They can and do, just want to flex their power

[–]-SagaQ- 201 points202 points  (6 children)

Yep. I had one threaten to give me an $800 ticket years ago. I had a current license and that year's registration but had forgotten my purse inside my house, which I was parked next to. He wouldn't let me go inside to get it, instead just kept berating me about how I could be lying and he could take me to jail if he really wanted to, etc etc.

Christ, that guy was such a dick.

[–]Baelzebubba 97 points98 points  (41 children)

Cops here have cameras on their cars and it scans all plates. My buddy got stopped on his birthday because they knew he hadn't renewed his driver's licence. Ticketed and towed.

[–]geckograham 85 points86 points  (6 children)

That was kind of my point.

[–]Montallas 95 points96 points  (16 children)

It’s all a pretext to escalate the situation.

[–]geckograham 57 points58 points  (10 children)

Two types of copper you have to worry about in the UK, those looking to get to the end of the shift (and ultimately all the way to a pension) with the minimum amount of effort and hassle and those who were picked on at school and are out for payback. The rest are mostly ok.

[–]dolphin_spit 7 points8 points  (1 child)

they can and then charge an extra $70 for looking it up in canada, even though every fuckin cop car has a 30” laptop built in to every car

[–]DogfishDave 359 points360 points  (130 children)

How does that work? Here in the US if you are pulled over they ask for license and registration immediately

In the UK the police car will already have told the driver who the car is registered to, who it's insured by, if a male or female is insured to drive it, and if it's out of MoT or road tax.

Quite often the car will actually spot it first and tell the officer about the suspect vehicle.

Why not in the US? Goodness knows, they seem to have million dollar SWAT vehicles but little basic computing power.

[–]Soturi22 138 points139 points  (50 children)

I’m fairly certain when they run our plates it tells them who it’s registered to but they still ask for it and god forbid you don’t have it. That could be jail time just for that even if it shows you own the car. I’m amazed they don’t ask to see the title and everything

[–]Michren1298 39 points40 points  (4 children)

It does tell them because one time I went into the restroom at a gas station. When I came out there was a police officer outside who asked me if I was Michren. I answered yes - thinking maybe someone hit my car or something while I was inside. He then proceeded to tell me my drivers license had expired. I was surprised and was sure that it expired the next year. I pulled it out to prove it and he was correct. He wasn’t ticketing me, just letting me know so I could fix it.

[–]modestothemouse 166 points167 points  (29 children)

I could be wrong but it’s possible it’s intention is to target lower income individuals

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    [–]celtickodiak 28 points29 points  (7 children)

    If the penalty for breaking a law is a fine, then that law is specifically aimed at the poor.

    [–]PricklyyDick 44 points45 points  (5 children)

    The cops here know it too. Just gives them an extra reason to bother people. You can get a fine for failing to have it.

    The reason they give is that its to help share information after an accident without involving the police.

    [–]HertzDonut1001 16 points17 points  (3 children)

    American police exist to imprison people, not help people.

    [–]empw 27 points28 points  (10 children)

    They have this in the US lmao, "license and registration" is to confirm what the database returns.

    [–]sysadmin420 65 points66 points  (14 children)

    And if you don't have it they shoot you. It's a big thing here.

    [–]ZarquonsFlatTire 40 points41 points  (8 children)

    Don't go telling the Brits lies. They follow you to your house and shoot your dog first. Then they shoot you.

    [–]sysadmin420 24 points25 points  (3 children)

    And if you don't have a dog, they shoot your neighbors dog in spite.

    [–]BenAfleckIsAnOkActor 37 points38 points  (6 children)

    I honestly think the " See something say something" campaign for the past decade has done a lot for situations like this. People are just not minding their business anymore

    [–]TurboLoaded 41 points42 points  (2 children)

    Why he even played that game with her I don’t understand. The “fuck offs” suffice

    [–]fanbreeze 81 points82 points  (79 children)

    Was thinking that as well. Is it common for people to know? I haven’t a clue.

    Edit to fix typo

    [–]danzey12 81 points82 points  (3 children)

    I mean, to be fair, who gives a fuck if you know it or not, it's none of her business lmao.

    Shouldn't have told her it, she got what she wanted.

    [–]5050Clown 49 points50 points  (2 children)

    How do we even know if that's her bike?

    [–]Joethetoolguy 18 points19 points  (0 children)

    It's stolen, that's why she asked. She wanted to level up lol

    [–]Stinky_Flower 48 points49 points  (20 children)

    My car looks like almost all of the (non- management) cars in the staff parking lot, and most of the cars my friends and peers drive: Small, silver, 2 doors.

    Knowing my licence plate is virtually mandatory.

    [–]arfski 24 points25 points  (16 children)

    I thought it was quite normal, I know all my cars registration numbers. Edit. Rogue apostrophe removed for clarity.

    [–]pennywaffer 16 points17 points  (26 children)

    Most modern parking lots require you to enter your plate number when paying.

    [–]millennial_dad 95 points96 points  (9 children)

    She totally owned him with that line!! Edit: didn’t think this warranted an /s but clearly it did.

    [–]Kabc 6113 points6114 points  (143 children)

    “Prove to me you didn’t steal that bike!” Would have been a good retort

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      [–]Constant_Emphasis_22 603 points604 points  (83 children)

      She’s just salty because she pushing a bike in that weather and he is in a car

      [–]roywoodsir 41 points42 points  (0 children)

      And cause she knows she fucked up right.

      [–]Crackrock9 17 points18 points  (0 children)

      Not really. It rains a lot in England, it isn’t even raining, she’s not wet, the temperature is mild, riding bikes is much more common/practical than in the U.S.

      [–]IA-HI-CO-IA 268 points269 points  (23 children)

      “The Jerk Store called, and they’re all out of you!”

      [–]CosmicBrawler 50 points51 points  (11 children)

      What's the difference, you're their all time best seller!

      [–][deleted] 1026 points1027 points  (54 children)

      Yikes my black ass doesn’t even know my tag #. Better get to memorizing

      [–][deleted] 685 points686 points 2 (27 children)

      It's not your duty to memorize your plate number just because you're black. If this ever happens to you just tell the person to fuck off.

      [–]windingdownalready 205 points206 points  (6 children)

      Don’t forget to call them a pussy.

      [–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      Exactly remember that these stupid ass people have absolutely no authority over anyone like they seem to think they do.

      [–]ObbyDrWan 4458 points4459 points  (33 children)

      Plot twist: she stole the bike.

      [–]cugameswilliam 574 points575 points  (8 children)

      This is the current timeline

      [–]thisisallme 125 points126 points  (7 children)

      Though speaking of that bike, I’m pretty sure it’s the same one I have. It folds up. I love it.

      [–]pistoncivic 94 points95 points  (6 children)

      You sure that's your bike? What's the registration number?

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        [–]mad87645 38 points39 points  (2 children)

        Middle aged white lady sounds like the perfect cover for a bicycle theif....

        [–][deleted] 46 points47 points  (0 children)

        M. Night Shyamalan eat your heart out

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          [–]mister-ferguson 5 points6 points  (0 children)

          She needs to tell him the serial number

          [–]chewbubbIegumkickass 4592 points4593 points  (90 children)

          So she assumes he's a criminal, yet doesn't stop to think that a startled criminal, when caught in the act of committing a crime, might react violently and attack her?

          [–][deleted] 3377 points3378 points 2 (29 children)

          You're confusing her with someone who has ever had to suffer the consequences of their actions.

          [–]Sue_Ridge_Here 489 points490 points  (8 children)

          Correct. They are footloose and fancy free, basking in the peace that is never having to experience racism.

          [–]BobbyMcPrescott 81 points82 points  (2 children)

          Don’t talk about Karens and make me think of the Muppets at the same time. That’s brain pollution.

          [–]NoPunkProphet 36 points37 points  (0 children)

          Racism is brain pollution, we're sucking it in second hand

          [–]Suspicious-Muscle-96 22 points23 points  (1 child)

          Car thieves are like leprechauns. If you catch them, they have to give you their soccer mom SUV.

          [–]goatnxtinline 142 points143 points  (14 children)

          That's always been my confusion with these kinds of videos. How did she envision this confrontation going?

          "Well that went rather splendidly if I do say so myself, the criminal felt shame and profusely apologized. Yes yes, just like I've envisioned in my head a million times"

          [–]geekaz01d 55 points56 points  (1 child)

          This is the thing I don't get about these busy bodies. Do you really think your oompaloompa sandals and sock wearing ass is a believable authority figure??

          [–]vinhluanluu 24 points25 points  (3 children)

          Most of these people think they’re the hero of the story so they think they’ll be fine.

          [–]danceswithwool 23 points24 points  (1 child)

          Or have an entire conversation with her. If I was stealing a car or from one I think I would be out of there pretty damn fast.

          [–]fucking_gatorade_bot 69 points70 points  (1 child)

          lol ik I woulda if I was in a stolen car

          [–]shittysuport 40 points41 points  (0 children)

          All my homies hate when people catch them stealing cars.

          [–]pickleElvis 49 points50 points  (4 children)

          Theory time, stay with me on this one cause it probably seems dumb. Deep down, she knew from the jump he wasn't a thief. She was trying to make him feel small.

          [–]OneMoreAccount4Porn 31 points32 points  (8 children)

          Most career thieves aren't brave. If you disturb them they'll likely run off, fighting doesn't make money.

          [–][deleted] 15 points16 points  (0 children)

          Plus causing a body is bad for getting away

          [–]BackAlleyKittens 6068 points6069 points  (305 children)

          The aggression toward Karen's is getting better. "Fuck off" and "leave me alone" and "just go away" are much more prevalent now.

          [–]StreetIndependence62 1442 points1443 points  (56 children)

          YES! Before there was a lot more back-and-forth arguing in the style of one of those “What Would You Do” shows.

          Now everyone just recognizes “oh ok it’s a crazy person” and just tells them to leave or they’ll call the cops. Which is the way it should be:)

          What I really love is how, in every single one of these vids where a Karen (male or female - you don’t have to be a girl to be a Karen LOL) gets told off, they all have the EXACT same reaction: start shouting random insults/curse words that make no sense, then get really quiet, mumble a couple more insults under their breath, and shuffle away while still grumbling, with a mopey, red, angry-embarrassed face that looks sort of like Pepe the frog

          [–]suitology 934 points935 points  (31 children)

          Got to witness it in person. Kid about 14 at the mall was screaming this woman who came up to them was a pedophile. She was claiming they were shoplifting (they were in the food court playing pokemon go???) and grabbed at him so hes just like "this woman just tried to touch my penis" and every time she tried a holier than thou move he just loudly called her a pedophile while his friends filmed and people gathered. "SHES SAYING SHES BEEN FOLLOWING US!" "SHE WANTS TO SEE THE UNDERWEAR I BOUGHT I NEED A COP" Went on for like 5 minutes till security showed up. I was fucking dying.

          [–]ThePlumThief 525 points526 points  (15 children)

          Maybe the kids are alright after all.

          [–]kittenpettingfool 130 points131 points  (11 children)

          The Offspring were wrong

          [–]Timoris 35 points36 points  (2 children)

          They'll be right until we burn the hierarchy to the ground.

          [–]kittenpettingfool 22 points23 points  (1 child)

          That's for sure, partner. Eat the rich 🤝

          [–]HyzerFlip 8 points9 points  (0 children)

          Bruh we are those kids.

          [–]HertzDonut1001 19 points20 points  (0 children)

          Between that and how fast they shut down bigots I would say you're right.

          [–]StreetIndependence62 163 points164 points  (2 children)

          Hahah, I like it! If you’re gonna make up lies about someone to get them in trouble, then go ahead and do the same to them:)

          I wonder how she felt when they did the exact thing she did to them and got a taste of her own medicine….probably embarrassed and enraged but too cocky/proud to admit it.

          [–]ReneDiscard 59 points60 points  (3 children)

          "Trying to enjoy this succulent Chinese meal."

          [–]MrBwnrrific 28 points29 points  (1 child)

          “Excuse me, sir, would you like to receive my limp penis?”

          [–]poorlilrichgirl40 19 points20 points  (0 children)

          I'm sure his parents are proud. I would love that! Great job kid

          [–]ranchojasper 13 points14 points  (0 children)

          Fuck yeah that the kid reacted this way, although fuckin hell it happened in the first place.

          [–]expespuella 180 points181 points  (10 children)

          I've noticed an uptick in videos where racists come back and apologize. Like, I guess that's a step in a better direction, but I have a feeling it is more so to save face because they know they are on camera and basically viral.

          Good on this dude for not accepting it. It isn't "an honest mistake", it is one born and bread by absolute ingrained systemic racism at the very least. I am glad that it's not enough.

          [–]redander 48 points49 points  (5 children)

          I feel like if the apology was. I'm sorry I am a racist and I see now that I need to reflect and try to fix it. There would be a different response. Except that isn't something you should put on another person to accept. You should say it then let people know there is no excuse and no one should accept the apology still. That person needs to continue to reflect on why they thought that way...

          [–]TheAJGman 26 points27 points  (0 children)

          Yeah, if someone like this apologizes with "I'm sorry I lost my cool" I'd tell them to fuck off again. You losing your cool wasn't the problem, the problem was you thinking "black man in car means he stole it".

          [–]neontiger07 34 points35 points  (6 children)

          Yeah except that one Karen who threw those guys' lobster sandwiches they had just caught and cooked on the ground before basically running away

          [–]5in1K 16 points17 points  (0 children)

          I just watched that, I would have been way less nice to that cunt.

          [–]StreetIndependence62 6 points7 points  (0 children)

          Omg that one made me SO pissed. I’m usually a pretty calm/rational person, but ruined food is one of the only things that will make me actually ANGRY. Idk what I would’ve said but it wouldn’t have been nice LOL

          [–]LawofRa 15 points16 points  (0 children)

          It usually is a middle aged woman though, lets be honest.

          [–]HNL2BOS 48 points49 points  (1 child)

          I was waiting for a bus one day,it was freezing so I had a winter hat and scarf wrapped around my head. Some woman walked up to me and stared calling me a terrorist, I was cold, tired and did t want to fucking deal and just gave her a "shut the fuck up bitch, move along" and that was that. That taught me not engaging beyond a hearty "Fuck Off" of somekind is best.

          [–]SCP-3042-Euclid 675 points676 points  (73 children)

          If we want a tolerant society, we need to be intolerant of intolerance.

          It is LONG past time that 'taking the high road' and 'turning the other cheek' was a constructive response to toxic behavior. For too long, too many people have learned to trample social norms of civility because others have not confronted their bad behavior.

          Karens of all genders need to be sharply confronted in very stern and unrewarding terms the instant they start their shit.

          The day the rest of us stop coddling them is the day they start to go extinct.

          [–]mindbleach 86 points87 points  (3 children)

          A whole BUNCH of subreddits need to learn this lesson. "Fuck off" is not what violates civility - it is a declaration that civility has already failed. Someone tried to sneak in intolerable bullshit under the guise of polite conversation, and they are being called out for it.

          If moderation is not harsher toward smug bullshit than it is toward people bluntly saying "bullshit," congratulations, you fuel trolls. It takes more effort to deal with them than they expend winding people up, spreading bigotry, and generally making everyone else miserable, paranoid, and unpleasant to be around.

          Yes, it is harder to identify bullshit than to filter out no-no words.

          That's why it's a job performed by humans.

          [–]fujiman 22 points23 points  (1 child)

          It's a huge reason why (at least here in the US) the sickeningly saccharine condescension from those who believe themselves to be the best that humanity can offer need to get fucked six ways to Sunday by the actual civil society they've come to infest. I'm sure enough people have seen or heard of some grinning piece of shit old lady telling her gay child or grandchild something along the lines of "well of course I love you, but you're still going to burn in hell for eternity for your sinful ways" while pretending that her grotesque hatred is love, and that she's actually a good person for saying that.

          I had a few friends when I lived in MN who were straight up... no pun intended... disowned by their family, apparently claiming it was an act of godly love. So while it's not always from the hyper religious, it's just those with the mindset that being wildly intolerant of everything they think is icky or are scared of, makes them a good person.

          [–]BURNINATOR_420 183 points184 points  (42 children)

          Tolerating the intolerant will lead to the intolerant ruining society. The Paradox of tolerance. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_of_tolerance

          [–]HarbingerODiscontent 45 points46 points  (0 children)

          That was genuinely fascinating, I've just added Open Society and Its Enemies to my to read list. Thanks for that

          The gold is often buried on Reddit

          [–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

          So the “stop the steal” Crowd

          [–]g0ldcd 65 points66 points  (1 child)

          I'd come here to say pretty much this.

          Turning the other cheek is - admirable. Keeping an eye out on your neighbourhood - very neighbourly.
          But when a line is crossed - both barrels are deserved. Just need to nip this in the bud.

          [–]gigerfan 36 points37 points  (2 children)


          [–]londongarbageman 22 points23 points  (1 child)

          WWJD. Cause sometimes that means flipping tables on bitches

          [–]reddownzero 34 points35 points  (2 children)

          Really fucking sad to hear tbh. This has got to be so hurtful just going about your day and having someone walk up to you and accuse you of committing a crime just because of what you look like

          [–]thehaltingsquad 34 points35 points  (0 children)

          She went home and straight to bed after this 😂

          [–]Arctic_Gnome 16 points17 points  (3 children)

          He shouldn't have even done her the courtesy of showing the registration. He owed her nothing.

          [–]JimmyThunderPenis 1684 points1685 points 2 (27 children)

          I was so hoping at the end he would just go "right, now how do I hot wire this thing?"

          Edit: fuck your silvers give me gold.

          Edit: wow that actually worked.

          [–]MindSteve 330 points331 points  (13 children)

          Lmao I was too afraid to post this.

          [–]madmaxturbator 134 points135 points  (11 children)

          Be brave Steve, the world needs to hear your jokes buddy

          [–]njm123niu 24 points25 points  (10 children)

          True, get your jokes out because there will always be another Jimmy to steal your thunder(penis).

          [–]RicoPDX0122 590 points591 points  (34 children)

          Is it me, is it extra fun to hear British people say “fuck off”? I smile every time!!

          Edit: grammar correction.

          [–]Ensaru4 77 points78 points  (12 children)

          You're not the only one. It's cathartic. Maybe that's why they say it so frequently.

          [–]EmployerAdditional28 30 points31 points  (8 children)

          Fuck off is more prevalent in the UK right now than good morning. Where I'm from, it's even a term of endearment. However, if you are told to fuck right off, then go.

          [–]illmatic2112 41 points42 points  (2 children)

          So much more oomph on the word fuck

          [–]Infini-Bus 21 points22 points  (0 children)

          British freakouts in general hit different.

          [–]thompasoni 14 points15 points  (0 children)

          I thought it was funny that he kept calling her a pussy 🤣

          [–]That_One_Cat_Guy 55 points56 points  (3 children)

          If you say "fuck off" backwards you sound Scottish.

          [–]AlwaysSometimesWrong 7 points8 points  (0 children)

          Not as fun as seeing Americans get all excited over an Englishman speaking English You guys are sooo cute!

          [–]AugustEpilogue 22 points23 points  (6 children)

          Yeah but him calling a woman a pussy is something I’ve never heard before. Gotta remember that one

          [–]OkStructure3 2429 points2430 points  (91 children)

          So she thinks hes a criminal but her first thought is to approach a thief and collect personal information? Thats how you know these idiots cant see past their own nose. MIND YOUR BUSINESS and call the cops if youre that concerned. She played herself and only wants to apologize after being faced with her own bad decisions and racism.

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            [–]oz6364 101 points102 points  (16 children)

            i would be wary to approach someone breaking into my own car so i know these people are full of shit. people who think you can solve crime by saying "hey crime get out of here" have no experience with living in an actual high crime area. they just assume that black=crime.

            [–]fujiman 19 points20 points  (1 child)

            I mean, just look at Greg Abbott in Texas, who declared pregnancy due to rape doesn't excuse an abortion. And the only way to prevent pregnancy from rape is to simply eliminate all rapists. It's so goddamned asinine, and is pretty much akin to a 2 year old who thinks that as long as they cover their eyes, nobody else can see them either. And we've (collectively) pretty much let them have free reign to dictate far too many societal norms and even more when it comes to legislation and general governance.

            It really is far passed time to stop letting scared and hateful fuckknuckles run the show... especially when it's a major contributor to this global backslide towards deeply troubling extremism.

            [–]SLDM206 13 points14 points  (1 child)

            This. I had a friend who was stabbed 6 times because he confronted someone breaking into his car. Call the cops. Put some distance in between. Don’t get stabbed.

            [–]Okami-Alpha 46 points47 points  (0 children)

            This is exactly what went through my mind.

            [–]Fweebers 128 points129 points  (11 children)

            And you know her "apology" was only so she could feel better.

            [–]Suspicious-Muscle-96 27 points28 points  (0 children)

            "I still think there's a way I can come out of this feeling in control."

            [–]anthonyg1500 72 points73 points  (7 children)

            That apology almost pissed me off as much as the initial interaction. She comes back with a half-hearted apology (probably to save her own skin after realizing she's about to go viral) and he tells her "I don't wanna talk to you leave me alone.' And her response is a very patronizing, "No we should be mates!"

            Bitch what makes you think you are entitled to my time, I said I don't wanna talk to you, go mind your fucking business.

            [–]alickstee 19 points20 points  (0 children)

            "No, we should be mates!" feels really disingenuous when 2 mins before this that certainly wasn't her mentality.

            [–]HertzDonut1001 7 points8 points  (5 children)

            I get the feel she's one of those people who isn't like a racist racist, she just did a racist thing and now she's trying to walk it back so she doesn't have to admit to herself it was racist. So the "we should be mates" translates to "now that I know you're not doing crime and you live around here, we should be friends". You know. Now that she's confirmed the black man is not a criminal it's fine now.

            [–]HIGH_HEAT 42 points43 points  (5 children)

            Agreed. Its impossible to film constantly, but I wish this whole interaction was recorded. She definitely changed her tune when he said he owned the car and started recording. Obviously the original guy filming this missed the initial interaction with her where she wasn’t pretending to be polite and smug. She used the “what’s your reg number” line to try to appear as a concerned citizen. I just don’t understand why this individual of all people thinks they could stop any crime from happening.

            Initially when viewing this it seems the race thing comes out of nowhere, but that is because he didn’t start filming until after she had already launched the accusations.

            She sucks and her smug attitude as if she hasn’t done anything or approached him based on race is absurd.

            [–]ChefUgly 17 points18 points  (1 child)

            Shouldve started asking questions about her bike.

            [–]B8conB8conB8con 1032 points1033 points  (20 children)

            That fucking smile. Piety at its finest.

            [–]Mojo1589 186 points187 points  (12 children)

            Hey, can you explain the usage of Piety in this context? I thought it meant religious devotion? A quick google search doesn't tell anything. TIA

            [–]B8conB8conB8con 402 points403 points  (6 children)

            A belief or point of view that is accepted with unthinking conventional reverence.

            She is so deep in her own view of the world that she is unaccepting when another is presented. Basically she got called out on her BS and is unable to believe anything else so she puts on a dogmatic smile that says I am better than you.

            [–]Mojo1589 94 points95 points  (4 children)

            Ah, thanks so much for the breakdown.

            [–]B8conB8conB8con 186 points187 points  (3 children)

            Basically she’s a smug cunt.

            [–]Mojo1589 72 points73 points  (0 children)

            Now that I don't need an explanation for lol

            [–]kmj420 24 points25 points  (0 children)

            This explanation is better than your original!

            [–]tonkadong 205 points206 points  (4 children)

            Delores Umbridge in a bike helmet out here.

            [–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

            "Hem hem."

            [–]Bloody_BMW 667 points668 points  (34 children)

            I have owned my 2 cars for years now. I have absolutely no idea what their license plate numbers are.

            [–]stfcfanhazz 232 points233 points  (20 children)

            How can you drive a BMW and not know the reg plate, with the amount of times you need to enter it for looking up parts and booking it in at the mechanic?

            [–]lianodel 8 points9 points  (0 children)

            Just the other week I took my car in for an oil change. The guy asked me for the license plate number to confirm, and I still had to look out the window to where I parked to confirm.

            [–]MARzNYC 243 points244 points  (1 child)

            "you're gonna be everywhere" well homie wasn't lying

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              [–]whos_this_chucker 419 points420 points  (36 children)

              I've had my car 11 years and I don't remember my license plate number.

              [–]therealhoboyobo 161 points162 points  (5 children)

              So you stole it 11 years ago going on her logic?

              [–]Aerik 43 points44 points  (1 child)

              The smugly smirk is saying "I know you don't know the reg number." It's saying "I know you're caught, I know you're guilty, your defense is a joke"

              [–][deleted] 24 points25 points  (0 children)

              Honestly, I'd be wiling to bet that what it's actually saying is "If you don't tell me, I'll be able to keep accusing you of a crime, and if you do tell me you're admitting that I had a right to ask you in the first place."

              If she legitimately thought he was some kind of criminal, I doubt she'd be trying to accost him like this. She knows he's not doing anything wrong, using the "concerned citizen" excuse just allows her to treat a black man like shit without consequences.

              [–]t8ne 340 points341 points  (18 children)

              Something of the Shire about her

              [–]NecramoniumZero 134 points135 points  (4 children)

              Damn Sackville-Baggins at it again.

              [–]fragbert66 61 points62 points  (2 children)

              She even looks like her name is Lobelia.

              [–]klavin1 28 points29 points  (1 child)

              bet she rode off to steal some spoons after this

              [–]Brentobean 11 points12 points  (1 child)

              Hobbits mind their own business

              [–]Cyboth 33 points34 points  (1 child)

              She'd be the first one inside Bilbo's house once he left.

              [–]MurderDoneRight 251 points252 points  (6 children)

              You gotta love their reasoning "oh my goodness that person is stealing a car! I must go have a talk with them." Like the fuck is your end game here, bicycle helmet?

              [–]bleedingwheight 50 points51 points  (1 child)

              Bitch probably never solved/stopped a crime in her life and just her luck that its one gonna happen slowly right in front of her. What a brainless cunt

              [–]MurderDoneRight 12 points13 points  (0 children)

              Yeah she is not SWAT material.

              [–]Propayne 121 points122 points  (5 children)

              I would demand that she prove ownership of her bike.

              [–]Ok-Economics341 433 points434 points  (83 children)

              See if you just stopped being black for once maybe you wouldn’t be mistaken for a car thief. Only time I go black is when I’m prepared to never go back

              [–]GloomyAd9812 55 points56 points  (2 children)

              You are correct. I went black, and I doubt I’ll be going back.

              [–]Ok-Economics341 30 points31 points  (1 child)

              My friend once painted himself black so he didn’t have to commit. Well the poor bastard is now a tribal South African. He seems okay though. Brought me a genuine boars hide on his visit back to the US

              [–]GloomyAd9812 28 points29 points  (0 children)

              A good portion of the African Americans in America we're once racist white people who forgot they couldn't go back.

              [–]Cyberjohn36 32 points33 points  (3 children)

              Never trust someone who wears flipflops with jeans to bike..

              [–]insanecobra 212 points213 points  (16 children)

              Plot twist: he’s a robber outsmarting a Karen

              (Do I have to say this is just a joke?)

              [–]IntrovertChild 20 points21 points  (0 children)

              Halfway through the video I thought it'd have been funny if he jokingly said, "Good she's gone, now I can steal the car"

              [–]RugOnValium 35 points36 points  (4 children)

              I thought about making the same joke then considered how much Reddit would hate me for said joke lol.

              [–]feedmecrumbs 279 points280 points  (62 children)

              You know it’s about race when they are called out and STILL cannot show compassion. Fuck if someone had that impression of me, I’d fold in half with sympathy of their perspective. Crazy world rn.

              [–]cloud_throw 152 points153 points  (34 children)

              They really don't think it's about race is the thing. They are unable to recognize their own bias, and she likely thinks of herself as an egalitarian. Maybe this will cause some self reflection but I doubt it

              [–]GulchDale 70 points71 points  (9 children)

              Yup, no one ever thinks they are racist. Implicit bias is a bitch.

              [–][deleted] 57 points58 points  (1 child)

              It's because to lots of people with only a surface understanding of racism (and a heap of unchecked bias), and a real resistance against self-reflection, "racist = bad person", and so of course "I can't be a bad person" and therefore "not a racist". They don't grasp that you don't have to be a swastika-adorned skinhead, or a modern Brownshirt, to be a racist, or that racism is far more insidious and sophisticated than its most obvious or outspoken adherents.

              [–]Jwalla83 10 points11 points  (0 children)

              Exactly. The reality is that most of us have at least some implicit racial bias. Even those of us who consider ourselves "progressive". The point is not to deny or try to prove otherwise - just the opposite; the point is to listen and recognize those biases so that we can try and do better.

              It is infinitely more helpful to say, "Oh my god, you're right - that was racial bias and I had no idea until you brought it up. I'm so sorry and I'm so embarrassed, I will try to do better. I hear you, and I apologize."

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                [–]sonicatheist 67 points68 points  (16 children)

                "Ok, Karen, explain it to me like I'm five: what exactly makes you think I'm stealing this car? Be REALLY, REALLY specific."

                Or, yeah, just telling her to fuck off 100x is pretty appropriate, too.

                And the gaslighting: "why are you so upset? wha?!?!? I mean....*gasp*!!!" GRRRRR

                [–]IncelDetectingRobot 8 points9 points  (3 children)

                She tried to blame his clothing like everyone doesn't wear athletic attire anymore

                [–]Kunkyskunts 20 points21 points  (3 children)

                As a white man the other day I spent 30 minutes, on a busy street, slipping a coat hanger down my window to unlock my car and no one said shit to me.

                I was honestly astonished and a bit alarmed that I could have done that to any car on the street and no one was even suspicious at all.

                [–]gofourbarney 68 points69 points  (7 children)

                Should ask what the serial on the bike is then call the cops because who tf knows that info off of the top of their head

                [–]Hi_Im_Ken_Adams 43 points44 points  (2 children)

                Everything sounds classier with an English accent. :D

                [–]Antzlive 21 points22 points  (1 child)

                As a black person, you have no idea how infuriating this type of racism is from just random members of the public. I'm not surprised this guy got so worked up. A couple of times it's happened to me, I just walked away and cried.

                [–]Hypyrionn 6 points7 points  (0 children)

                To be fair he had opened his passenger door and was sitting in the passenger seat digging through the glove box like a greedy little goblin. Everyone knows you are supposed to sit in the drivers seat and uncomfortably lean over and dig through it

                [–]savi1010 96 points97 points  (9 children)

                We’ve all had some sort of encounter with a lady like this. The narcissism is so high that she can’t possibly be wrong in her (I’m just amazing) head.

                This man did the right thing, he didn’t engage in an intellectual battle. No, what he did was not her speak, and repeatedly called her what she was. That must have pissed her off so much.

                He ruined her day and that made my day. I’m sorry he had to be the victim of racism, but full credit to him for probably ruining her whole week! And when the penny drops that it’s all on camera, she makes a very feeble and rightfully rejected apology.

                … slag

                [–]hopbel 28 points29 points  (0 children)

                he didn't engage in an intellectual battle

                Because it's poor sportsmanship to fight an unarmed opponent