A Texas park gate attendant was let go after a viral video showed her screaming at a visitor and falsely accusing him of running her over during a wild 911 call.
Chris Hampshire said he was leaving Cedar Breaks Park at Lake Georgetown Aug. 25 when he “accidentally steered down the wrong exit” and a gate attendant confronted him.
On his YouTube page, Hampshire said the woman told him he couldn’t leave and that she was going to call the cops. When Hampshire told her “you can’t hold me here,” the woman got in front of his vehicle while on the phone with a 911 operator.
In the video, the woman tells the operator she is being run over but the vehicle appears not to move and Hampshire is saying, “No I’m not.”
The woman later tells Hampshire he’s going to jail for “hurting” and running her over.
Hampshire said he eventually left when park rangers arrived — who the lady was also seen screaming at in the video. About a mile down the road, responding officers stopped him. He said he was let go after showing the police the video he took of the gate attendant.
Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers based in Fort Worth said the gate attendant is no longer working at the park.
Below is their statement:
“We are aware of an 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.”
Adrian Garcia News | KSAT September 12, 2018 at 01:02PM