Susan G. Schulz aka “Permit Karen”, U.S EPA employee called the police accusing her neighbor of pushing her when he wouldn’t answer her questions about a permit on his property.
According to Fareed Hayat, the property owner and the man recording the video. “Permit Karen,” came onto to their property three times within thirty minutes to demand to know if they had the proper permit to install a stone patio in their backyard, on the other side of the fence of her yard. Hayat asked if a permit was required by law, she said she didn’t know, but wanted them to make her demands, or she would call the police on them.
It turns out a permit is not required in Montclair, New Jersey for the size of the stone patio they were setting up in their yard. The Hayats contractor later verified that to “Permit Karen” when they arrived about her complaint.
“Permit Karen” was embarrassed because she was in the wrong. She decided to call the police and make a false report of assault. She invoked centuries of brutality in her call to the police and sought to put her black neighbors back in their place.
When the police arrived their neighbors came to their defense. They told police that “Permit Karen” made a false call to them and lied about being assaulted.