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A woman being called as “BBQ Becky” reportedly calling 911 on a black police officer who pulled her over is satirical news. Rather, the real story is that a California woman did call the police on two black men for barbecuing. However, there is no truth to a report that this same woman dubbed “BBQ Becky” had been pulled over for speeding by a black police officer with the end result being she called the police on him.
Where did this satirical news originate? Huzlers published the satirical news article on May 17, 2018, reporting that a California woman called the police on a black police officer who had pulled her over for driving over the speed limit. You can read the satirical news article below.
OAKLAND – Days after a video surfaced of an Oakland woman, now known as “BBQ Becky”, calling the police on a group of black people barbecuing at the lake in an an area that she claims was “illegal”, it is being reported that a new incident regarding BBQ Becky has occurred. According to authorities, BBQ Becky called the police on a black police officer for pulling her over for driving above the speed limit.
Officer Derek Robinson was the officer who pulled over BBQ Becky, according to Derek, when he reached Becky’s car, Becky asked why she was pulled over, and then requested for a white police officer. After officer derek refused to, Becky decided to call the police on Derek, and told the 911 operator: “a black cop is trying to give me a ticket”.
“Fat people wylin” said Officer Derek, “I don’t know what’s her problem, after i pulled her over for speeding, i recognized her from that bbq video and knew she was going to call the police on me”.
However, there is no truth to the above story. What is the problem with the story to make it false? Of course, there is no legitimate news coverage of this story. Additionally, a simple search of The Mercury News comes up with no results for this alleged arrest of “BBQ Becky.” Also, there is no record of “Officer Derek Robinson” with the Oakland Police Department. The above story is also filled with poor grammatical and spelling mistakes. Finally and most importantly, Huzlers carries the following disclaimer:
Huzlers.com is the most infamous fauxtire & satire entertainment website in the world. If it’s trending on social media you’ll find it here!
It is true that an Oakland, Calif., woman previously called the police on two black men barbecuing along Lake Merritt. Newsweek reported that the woman hurled racial remarks at the group and told them they would soon be going to prison for their cookout. The woman spoke with police, who arrived on scene to find both parties complaining of harassment. The officers wrote a report but issued no citations, made no arrests and allowed the barbecue to continue. You can check out the video of the incident below.
Here is an example of someone sharing the satirical news on social media.
BBQ Becky Reportedly Called 911 On A Black Police Officer Who Pulled Her Over https://t.co/Hct17zasYc
— Rush Martinez (@RushMartinez1) May 17, 2018
What did you think of the satirical news that a California woman being called as “BBQ Becky” reportedly called 911 on a black police officer who pulled her over? Did you believe the satirical news or see people sharing it falsely on social media? Let us know in the comments section.