A woman has been condemned in a TikTok video that shows her accusing a black man of stealing a phone in a shop – only to then find the phone in his purse.
The unnamed woman was at a Spencer’s shop inside Sunrise Mall in Sacramento when she told a store assistant that her phone had been stolen.
A clip uploaded by a man claiming to be the only partner of a black man named Kinley was shared on TikTok. The person who uploaded the clip says they are non-binary, and uses the ‘they-they’ pronoun.
In the video, now 2.2 million views, the accuser rifles through his bag while accusing Kinley of theft at Spencer’s branch.
“Can you call it that, because she won’t let us call it that,” says the person filming the assistant, who tries to mediate.
‘Well, he could have turned off the bell,’ replied the accuser.
‘Oh my god – do you want him to get the f****** naked, lady?’ The non-binary person doing the filming says.
Kinley, who moved to California a month ago, was falsely accused of stealing a woman’s phone at a Sacramento store.
Spencer’s shop assistant then calls her – despite her claims that Kinley could have silenced her.
He finds his phone, which was always in his bag
The woman apologizes to Kinley and her partner as they leave, then follows them, apologizing again – but they refuse to accept her apology.
‘I really need my phone,’ the accuser says.
‘Do you want to pat him?’ The cameraperson asks sarcastically.
The accuser continues the allegation that Kinley took his phone saying: ‘I had it, and then you went right after me and you took it.’
Kinley replied: ‘I didn’t take it.’
The shop assistant gives her her phone, and she calls it – which rings inside her bag.
‘I’m so sorry,’ she tells Kinley. ‘I am apologetic.’
Her partner replies: ‘F*** off. No you are not.’
Kinley’s partner wrote on Tiktok: ‘My husband’s first time in 28 years. He also grew up in the South. Not a month in Cali and it happens.’
More details about the couple are yet to be revealed. Kinley has shared an emotional tribute to her partner on her Instagram, and it looks like she’s working with dogs.
The story is very similar to 23-year-old Mia Ponceto, who in December 2020 accused a 14-year-old black boy of stealing his phone inside the lobby of Manhattan’s Arlo Hotel.
Kinley is pictured with his partner, who filmed the encounter and posted it on TikTok
Kinley is pictured with his partner, who filmed the encounter.
Ponceto was initially charged with assault after a scuffle at the hotel, but was charged in June with three new counts: unlawful confinement as a hate crime, serious assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
Ponceto remained unapologetic during ensuing media interviews, telling Gayle King that he only regretted making the boy ‘feel inferior’.
23-year-old Ponceto, also known as ‘Soho Karen’, expressed regret in court last month for his past non-apology to the black teen whom he falsely accused of theft.
Ponceto, who was accused last December of falsely accusing a black teen of stealing his cell phone inside a boutique hotel, appeared in Manhattan Supreme Court in November.
Dubbed ‘Soho Karen’, she later learned that she had forgotten her phone in an Uber, and the driver returned it.
Ponceto, who was not remorseful about his allegations, was charged with hate crimes.
Last month she appeared in Manhattan Supreme Court to hear the charges – which include unlawful confinement as a hate crime, serious harassment and endangering the welfare of a child.
If found guilty, he could face up to 10 years in prison.
Ponceto’s lawyer told the judge he was trying to “solve” the hate crime charge in the case over the next few months.