Woman dubbed 'Pool Patrol Paula' pleads guilty to assault of black South Carolina teen
A white South Carolina woman who was nicknamed “Pool Patrol Paula” has pleaded guilty to the assault of a black teen who she hit and forced to leave a community swimming pool.
Stephanie Sebby-Strempel, 38, pleaded guilty Monday to assault and battery in the June incident, according to the Associated Press.
The teen told officials that he and his friends were at a community pool in the Summerville area when Stempel began blurting racial slurs and said that he and his friends “didn’t belong.”
The incident, which was captured on video, shows Strempel swinging her arms towards the boy as she yells “Get out! Get out.” She can also be heard making threats to call 911 on the teens as she chases them toward the pool exit.
When police became involved, Strempel not only resisted arrest, she pushed one detective into a wall and bit another on the arm, hard enough to break skin, authorities have said.
Stempel was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.
Numerous viral videos on social media have captured white people calling police on black people who weren’t breaking the law, including “Permit Patty,” who antagonized a child for selling bottles of water on the streets of San Francisco — and “BBQ Becky,” who became upset when a group held a barbecue in a California park.