A tourist threatened a group of primary school children to call the police while on holiday in St Kitts and Nevis.
A woman – since dubbed “Karen” by local media – lay down on the beach in protest to discourage children from training for a relay race.
The viral video clip shows children sprinting along the sandy shore with batons.
The woman can be seen on the phone, with the social media user who uploaded the footage claiming the tourist called the police.
She is then seen confronting local parents who were cheering on the children in their baton race.
Finally, the disgruntled tourist takes her protest to the next level by lying down on the sand and blocking the children’s runway.
One social media user commented: “They visited their house to tell them what to do and how to do it? If the kids are rude and destructive is one thing, but they were training for a sporting event!”
Another put it: “This is embarrassing. Some people forget that they are a guest in the country and their stay can be shortened at any time. Please carry yourself like an adult.”
A third viewer said: “I’m so angry I have no words. I just can’t stand this privileged nonsense. Just stop now.”
Many people joked that the disgruntled tourist helped local children by turning their exercise into a jumping course after lying down on the beach, forcing the hopeful athletes to jump over her body.
It is not yet clear how the events ended or if the police were at the scene.
Saint Kitts and Nevis is a twin island country between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
The idyllic location is home to stunning white sand beaches, incredible volcanoes, rainforests and hiking trails.
https://www.thesun.ie/travel/8639960/tourist-labelled-karen-police-local-children-caribbean-beach/ “Karen” has sparked outrage at a holiday hotspot after protesting local children using the beach for sports day