A Texas park gate attendant has been fired after a viral video showed her standing in front of a car, screaming at the driver while falsely accusing him of running her over in a shocking 911 call on August 25.
Chris Hampshire posted to Facebook that he was leaving Cedar Breaks Park at Lake Georgetown when he “accidentally steered down the wrong exit.” A gate attendant, identified as Judine Reed by police, subsequently confronted him, KVUE reports.
Hampshire said Reed wouldn’t allow him to leave, while she threatened to call authorities. When he said, “you can’t hold me here,” the woman stood in front of his vehicle and reportedly called 911.
In the video, which garnered over one million views at the time of publishing, Reed can be heard vehemently yelling to a 911 operator that she’s being run over.
“Ma’am, ma’am, he’s running me over, please hurry!,” Reed screams.
“No I’m not,” Hampshire calmly replies as he videotapes the confrontation.
While she’s she’s still apparently on the phone with 911, Reed is heard yelling for a person she calls “Mike,” and saying to Hampshire, “you’re in trouble, you’re going to jail…you’re hurting me!”
When officials arrived, the man left the scene. He said he was stopped by a responding officer a short distance from the park, who let him go after viewing the video.
“Thankfully the cops were calm, after I showed them the video they understood my perspective completely and let me go.”
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers based in Fort Worth confirmed yesterday through a statement via Facebook that Reed “is no longer at the park or providing gate attendant duties at any of our lakes.”
[Feature Photo: Judine Reed/Facebook]