Video of a woman’s racist rant at a supermarket in East Haven is continuing to make rounds on the internet.
The incident happened Friday night at ShopRite, and a portion of it was captured on video. That tirade continued when she made 911 calls to police.
In the 911 calls provided by East Haven PD, the woman says she’s angry and wants to talk to an officer.
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She also explained what she says led to the apparent racist rant in the supermarket aimed at an African American man.
And while on the phone with police, she again used expletives and racial slurs to describe him.
Here is a portion of one of those calls:
“The man in his little, um, scooter said, ‘Are you talking to me (expletive)?’ And I said, “No (expletive), I’m not” because he called me a (expletive), I called him a (expletive), then he continued to get up and threaten me, so there was spitting going back and forth. He spit on the back of me and I am pressing charges.”
Police say the woman was later identified as Corinne Magoveny-Terrone.
Hamden Public Schools superintendent says the woman was a clerk in the central office and resigned as an investigation into the video got underway.
The superintendent says since it appears the woman’s children were there at the time the district filed a report with the Department of Children and Families.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the Department of Children and Families called the video disturbing.
They went on to write in part:
“The Department does investigate reports that a parent or other person responsible for a child’s care is acting erratically or in an impaired fashion that puts a child’s safety at risk or is injurious to their well-being. Under CT law, we are unable to disclose child protection records publicly.”
A Hamden school board member tells me a crisis team was activated at the high school where the woman also used to work and students had the opportunity to talk about what happened.
East Haven police say no one has come forward to file a criminal complaint.
No charges have been filed and we have not been able to reach Magoveny-Terrone for comment.