Birdwatcher Christian Cooper was in Central Park’s woods when he saw a dog off-leash. He asked the dog's owner to leash it, but she refused. When he tried to give it a treat, she threatened to call the police and report “an African-American man threatening” her. That’s when Christian began recording the incident for his own protection. The woman, Amy Cooper, called 911 while appearing to inadvertently tangle her dog in its leash. She was fired from her Wall Street job following the incident.