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Company Fires Woman Accused of Assaulting Black Teen at Pool


A woman dubbed “Pool Patrol Paula” by the internet has been fired by the skin care company Rodan + Fields after she allegedly assaulted a black teenager at a pool and told him he didn’t belong there, NBC News reported

Authorities say Stephanie Sebby-Strempel, a white, South Carolina woman, was charged with third-degree assault after hitting a 15-year-old boy in the face and chest during an encounter at a pool on June 24 in Summerville, South Carolina, according to a Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

She was also charged with resisting arrest after allegedly biting a sheriff’s detective and pushing another into a wall when they tried to arrest her. The report, citing the unidentified teen, alleges that Sebby-Strempel called the boy “a punk,” used “racial slurs” and said he didn’t belong at the community pool — even though he had been invited there by a family friend who lives in the neighborhood. 

Efforts to reach Sebby-Strempel on Sunday were not successful.

The incident comes on the heels of another situation in which a white woman was captured on video in California calling police on an eight-year-old black girl for selling water without a permit.

Photo Credit: Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office
Source: NBC San Diego

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