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“Karen” Allegedly Stiffs Moving Company, Calls Police, Makes Derogatory Remark: Video

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“Karen” Leslie A. Troha (53) of Kenosha
(Still From Police Body Camera)

A 53-year-old racist “Karen” named Leslie A. Troha summoned the Pleasant Prairie Police Department just after 2:00 pm on September 2, 2023. She told the dispatcher that a moving company is refusing to give her her things at a storage facility in Pleasant Prairie.

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Two Pleasant Prairie Police Officers responded to the Extra Space Storage in Pleasant Prairie and started speaking with Troha. Troha told the officers that she wants her belongings off of the moving truck, but refuses to pay the full bill.

Apparently, Troha hired the moving company, About Time Moving Systems for three or four hours of work becuase she only had $1,200 on her debit card. The move, however was taking longer, and the manager told Troha, that if she wanted to stay under her budget, they would need to leave her Kenosha home and start driving to the storage unit. “She kept adding more and more work,” the manager said. When the movers and Troha got to the storage unit, the price of the unit was more than she thought so she told the movers she wouldn’t have enough money to pay for both the movers and storage space.

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The manager of the moving company told Troha that if she wanted them to finish emptying the truck, which was about 75% unloaded, she would have to pay for the extra time. If she didn’t pay, they would simply unload the truck inside the common area of the building, and she would be responsible for placing the items into her individual unit. She wanted them to unload the rest of the truck into her unit without paying more.

During the incident, the women constantly interrupted the manager, even when asked not to by police. Troha kept claiming there wasn’t a written contract, but later it was discovered there was indeed a contract. Troha told officers that the manager said to her “you’re the boss,” so therefore she could decide the price and hours.

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The woman seemed to ramble incoherently for about 20 minutes and then seemed to agree to pay for her bill. She then starts to argue with with the manager himself calling him a crook and saying his actions are robbery and fraudulent, to which one officer says “This isn’t fraud or robbery.” She tells the manager many times to “shut up.” Just as she’s about to pay, she asked the manager, who is hispanic, “Are you even legal?” Both officers and the manager seemed to be frustrated by the comment. At that point, the manager seemed to rattled to continue. The officers suggested that the manager and other employee leave with her belongings. The incident was then complete and everyone went their own way.

Six days later, Troha went to the police department to complain about the officers. Pleasant Prairie Police Chief Smetana didn’t comment specifically about the incident but told KCE that he is proud that his officers are very patient and have great de-escalation skills

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KCE did a short background check on Troha and discovered many similar type of incidents. KCE spoke with the owner of About Time Moving Systems, Quinn Smith, who called the incident unfortunate. He says his manager showed a great deal of patience and restraint as the woman belittled and insulted him. “At the end of the day, I would like to be paid for the job,” said Smith. “My staff worked hard and there is money still owed.” Smith now has to publish Troha’s items in the newspaper, send certified mail, and keep her stuff safe, in a moving truck. Smith tells KCE that they have to keep that truck out of service until Troha pays her bill.

Yes, this is the daughter of Dennis Troha (D) who was charged and convicted of conspiracy to violate election laws, a federal crime.

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Body-Worn Camera Footage / Edited
Officer Kleinke’s Full Body-Worn Camera Video
Officer Andrews’ Full Body-Worn Camera Footage

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  • Kevin Mathewson

    Kevin Mathewson is a disciple of Christ, husband and a father to two wonderful children. Mathewson was born and raised in Lake County, IL and worked as a police & fire dispatcher from 2005 to 2010 in Round Lake Beach, IL. Mathewson moved to Kenosha County in 2006, later being elected to the position of Alderman of the 8th District in 2012 and 2016. Mathewson is a private investigator, security contractor, journalist, and photographer. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, camping and boating. His favorite amendment is the second, followed closely by the first. He loves his country and community.

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43 Responses

  1. The question that I have is if this woman is a member of the affluent and influential Troha family? Could someone advise?

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  2. Wow, both the owner and the officers were incredibly patient with this entitled nasty nasty, racist woman!

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  3. That woman should be ashamed of herself and she’s obviously on drugs I mean do you hear the way she is speaking? It’s sad that we are in the year 2023 and someone could say such a racist comment it’s disgusting she should be ashamed of herself

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  4. The manager showed such professionalism and restraint until enough was enough he’s a better man than me I would’ve been arrested for putting my hands on her that lady is clearly drunk or on some drugs

  5. She’s disgusting & a racist piece of shit!!! She just put a real bad taste in my mouth! Isn’t Troha’s involved with the Boys & Girls Club? I think the family ought to tell her to SHUT UP before she ruins their name in the community!

      1. In this situation, it was just to get under his skin, which it did, and now she as to pay even MORE for the time in storage by holding and securing all of her things in it, not just the one hour she was swabbing about! Who knows, if it goes to court, she might even have to pay the time and money lost to not be able to use the truck for other jobs because they had to secure her things in the truck.

    1. True. I also think, due to her behavior and slurred speech, they should have asked her if she had been drinking.

    1. She sounded like she had slurred speech and her actions seem a bit off. I think I would have asked her if she had been drinking. She might have just been quiet, paid the company and told the officers “ok, have a good day gentlemen. We’re all good!” ?at that point. She just didn’t sound like she had it together!

  6. So…..these don’t match up. Her family are big Democrat donors but she is racist?

    That sure does not look good….

  7. I don’t see the necessity of including her father in this story. He had nothing to do with this incident.

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  8. She had ridden the coat tails of her father for years, Dennis is a good guy and so are the sons, but she is a Wacko!

  9. For someone who tells us he’s a Christian immediately in his bio as the publisher of this Kenosha Countyeye, I’m not sure where in the Bible it talks about name-calling people, making disparaging comments and viewpoints on people, and sounds just like DJT when talking about people. And yes, I’m a registered Republican. This seems like a rag type “publication” after reading it for several years and when it’s something that you don’t agree with (supposedly from your Christian values) if they are not a Republican or are you just assume they’re a Democrat without any factual evidence in your articles, you degrade people and jump to assumptions. Reading some of the comments that people post is really sad for how they too disparage individuals that they don’t know personally. If you’re going to claim yourself a journalist then you can’t be “Nancy Grace” Junior who assumes everyone is a criminal, deplorable, and assume they’re guilty of every action.

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  10. In this situation, it was just to get under his skin, which it did, and now she has to pay even MORE for the time in storage by holding and securing all of her things in it, not just the one hour she was swabbing about! Who knows, if it goes to court, she might even have to pay the time and money lost to not be able to use the truck for other jobs because they had to secure her things in the truck.

  11. Her and her dad gave thousands of dollars to the Democratic party and many democratic candidates. What would make somebody more of a Democrat?

    1. There is nothing inherently wrong with democrats as there is nothing inherently wrong with Republicans. The problem is the suggestion that there is.

  12. Wow. I couldn’t have spoken with her for that long. I would have had to bring her in for a sobriety test just because of the slurring and for not shutting up when asked to. The moving guy was more than patient with her, I’m surprised he didn’t walk away before he did.

  13. Agree or disagree , I don’t give any credence to statements from any anonymous sources whether right or wrong. What are they afraid of?

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