A White woman, who was caught on camera attempting to attack a Black customer in a Victoria's Secret, has left people across the internet confused and outraged after she broke out some sudden theatrics upon discovering she was being filmed.
When Abigail Elphick realized she was on camera—and likely to become the next infamous viral meltdown clip—she quickly curled up into a ball, cried her eyes out, and eventually "fainted," falling to the ground and lying there motionless until security arrived.
Ijeoma Ukenta, the woman Elphick initially attacked, stood behind the camera in utter disbelief.
As Elphick's shrieks and cries continued, Ukenta also continued filming.
For Ukenta, that was the only way to ensure her side of the story could be proved when police asked what happened.
Elphick continued to rage in response to being on camera. She pointed, screamed and writhed on the floor.
She even chased Ukenta around the store, who was forced to stay behind a clothing display to ensure her own safety.
When security came, they acted oblivious to the entire situation, according to Ukenta.
Police later arrived to learn about what happened.
When Ukenta explained she was attacked and chased around the store, the officer nonetheless stated, because he was not a mall employee, he couldn't escort Elphick out of the mall.
As subsequent videos showed, Ukenta went to the police station following the incident to retrieve the police report and file her own complaint.
She discussed the details.
"So, I see everyone asking me for an update. I am at the police station. I have the police report, which is somewhat true, but really, really long. I'm happy I did record because even the officers stated that I only showed him the video of her laying on the floor when I showed him"
"Mind you, they took her statement first because, of course, she called the police. And she completely lied. She's trying to say I started videotaping her causing her to have a panic attack, at which time she followed me to try to get me to stop recording."
"So, I'm filing the complaint against the two officers that responded. I didn't feel protected. I'm also filing a complaint against the mall security. Victoria's Secret, in my opinion … like what do we expect them? Grab this woman?"
"The manager even sent somebody to walk down to get security because they were taking too long. So , I don't really have any issues with them … not as of yet. Now if they give us problems getting the video, then we'll talk about that. That'll be another story."
The investigation into the matter is reportedly ongoing.
Exactly what will happen to miss Elphick is uncertain as of now.
What is certain, though, is her wildly unpopular standing on Twitter.
And so, we will see what the fate of Elphick becomes as this all shakes out.
As for Ukenta, she's already raised $85,000 to fund her effort to bring the saga to a just end.