A gate attendant in Texas was fired after a viral video revealed she called 911 and reported a driver was “running over her” when the car was not moving.
According to KVUE, the incident occurred on Aug. 25 at Cedar Breaks Park, which is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The driver said he accidentally made a wrong turn into the park, and when he turned around to leave, a gate attendant began threatening him.
The driver, Chris Hampshire, then began recording the woman, who was later identified as Judine Reed.
In the video, which was posted to his Facebook page on Sept. 11, Reed can be seen telling 911 dispatch that she “is being run over” and repeatedly yelling for a person, “Mike,” to help her.
According to the driver’s Facebook post, he told the park rangers they “couldn’t hold (him) there for no reason” so he left. However, police eventually pulled him over just a mile or two down the road. When he showed police the video he recorded, they “understood (his) perspective completely and let (him) go” according to Hampshire.
Georgetown police they received a call Aug. 25 from Reed “advising she had been run over by an individual attempting to leave the park.”
When two Corps of Engineers rangers overheard the radio broadcast, they went to scene, where they found Reed standing in front of a vehicle screaming that she’d been run over.
“The rangers did not observe any injuries to Ms. Reed or damage to the vehicle,” police said.
Georgetown police said they stopped the driver on DB Wood Road, “discussed the incident, reviewed his video recording and determined there was no probable cause that he committed the alleged offense of assault.”
Reed declined any medical attention and declined to provide a written statement about the incident, police said.
A U.S. Army Corp of Engineers representative released the following statement to KVUE:
“We are aware of the incident which occurred with one of our contracted gate attendants at Cedar Breaks Park, Lake Georgetown. We neither condone nor support this sort of behavior by our employees or contractors. The incident occurred on August 25 and the gate attendant is no longer at the park or providing contracted gate attendant duties at any of our lakes. Our goal is to offer a pleasant and safe recreation experience for all our guests.”