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Video Shows Black 14-Year-Old Falsely Accused of Theft in a SoHo Hotel


VideoBack A woman can be seen yelling at the 14-year-old in video captured at the Arlo Hotel in New York City on Saturday by his father, the jazz musician Keyon Harrold.


A woman can be seen yelling at the 14-year-old in video captured at the Arlo Hotel in New York City on Saturday by his father, the jazz musician Keyon Harrold.


On Saturday afternoon, Keyon Harrold, a prominent jazz musician, and his 14-year-old son walked into the lobby of the Arlo, a boutique hotel in SoHo where they were staying, when they were accosted by a woman they had never seen before.


It drew comparisons to an incident in May when a white woman called 911 to falsely claim that a Black bird-watcher in Central Park was threatening her life.


In Mr. Harrold’s video, the hotel manager can be seen identifying himself and asking the son to produce a cellphone, in an apparent attempt to verify the woman’s claim.


Arlo, which has two hotels in the city, advertises its SoHo location as a trendy destination with a rooftop bar and Hudson River views.






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