• Matt Esnayra

SoCal 'Karen' Identified by Police as Long Beach Resident

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The woman seen in a viral video going on a racist tirade in Torrance's Wilson Park has been identified as Lena Hernandez, age 56, a resident from Long Beach, Torrance Police announced Friday.

  • People on social media erroneously identified the woman as Vicky Wible as the culprit of the racist outburst


In a Friday press conference, Torrance Police Chief Berg announced that Hernandez is under investigation for multiple incidences ranging from verbal assault to making verbal threats

  • On Wednesday, June 10th. A middle-aged woman, now identified as Lena Hernandez, nosedived into a racist outburst toward a woman exercising at a set of stairs at Wilson Park.

  • The second incident occurred on the same day and at the same park, this time in the parking lot, where Hernandez was recorded making verbal threats and racial slurs toward an Asian-American man, who was with his children

  • Hernandez is also under investigation for an incident that occurred at the Del Amo Mall on October 14, 2019, where she allegedly yelled at a female custodian and assaulted another woman who tried to intervene.

  • Crime reports have been taken in all three incidents.

  • Cheif Berg said investigators have not been successful in locating Hernandez.

  • The police chief said that they are looking at the possibility that mental illness may have played a role in the incidents, per KABC 7.

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