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White woman charged after harassing black women turns herself in to police

Susan Westwood was recorded on video telling the women "I'm white and I'm hot" while bragging about her salary. She has since been fired.

A white North Carolina woman who harassed two black women while they waited for AAA roadside assistance has turned herself in to police, according to NBC News affiliate WCNC of Charlotte.

Susan Westwood, 51, turned herself in to the Sunset Beach Police Department on Saturday. She was transferred to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Department, where she was served with an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for misuse of the 911 system, in addition to four criminal summonses, according to WCNC.

An officer at the Brunswick County Sheriff's Department confirmed to NBC News that Westwood had been in custody but had been released. He was unable to provide any additional details.

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Susan Jane Westwood turned herself into police a week after she was recorded on tape harassing two black women in a North Carolina apartment complex.WCNC

Westwood was recorded on video on Oct. 19 making racist remarks in an apparent drunken rant aimed at Leisa Garris and her sister, Chele Garris.

"Hi, how are you? I'm hot. I'm beautiful. I'm 51. What are we going to talk about tonight? Being hot? Being beautiful? Being white? Being, my new weave. Do you, do you live here?" she said to the women before asking whether their "baby daddy" was with them.

She later referred to having a concealed weapon and threatened to take it out, but it's unclear whether she was actually in possession of a weapon.

The Garris sisters called the police, but when officers arrived, Westwood was nowhere to be found.

After the video went viral, Westwood lost her job at Charter Communications, which issued a statement saying, "The incident recorded in Charlotte is a blatant violation of Charter's code of conduct and clearly disregards the company's commitment to inclusion and respectful behavior."

A warrant was issued for her arrest on Oct. 30, according to WCNC. After Westwood was charged, police said they couldn't arrest her because they couldn't find her.

The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office did not immediately respond to a request for additional information about Westwood's charges.