A Dover, New Hampshire woman has been hit with a civil rights complaint following accusations of a racially motivated threat against a nine-year-old Black child after she allegedly called him a “n****r” and told him she would “kneel on his neck" in a park over a broken toy. 

The suspect, Kristina Graper, 51, reportedly made the menacing and insensitive remarks after the nine-year-old boy, referred to as D.H. in court documents, accidentally broke a foam toy belonging to Graper’s son, the Concord Monitor reported. 

Her actions violated the state’s Civil Rights Act by making a threat to use physical force that was motivated by the child’s race, New Hampshire Attorney General John M. Formella said.

According to the complaint filed on Thursday in Strafford County Superior Court, D.H. and Graper’s son were playing in a neighborhood park on May 10 when the defendant's child shoved D.H. during playtime, causing him to break his “foam missile or foam bullet." Graper’s child then ran home and told his mother what happened.

“Afraid, D.H. ran away, but the defendant was able to catch up to him,” the complaint states. “The defendant threatened D.H. that she would kneel on his neck.”

At this point, a bystander allegedly heard Graper threaten D.H. and called out Graper over her “unnecessary” behavior. However, Graper reportedly responded by yelling at the concerned individual, according to Law and Crime. 

Meanwhile, she would continue to hurl abusive language against the child, screaming the word "n****r at him,” the legal paperwork further contends. 

The alleged victim's mother proceeded to approach Dover Police Department and lodged a report against the 51-year-old mother, whose race was not disclosed in the complaint.

“When police met with the defendant on June 1, 2021, the defendant initially could not recall the incident but then recounted how D.H. broke her child’s toy,” the document reads, noting the woman also denied telling the child that she would kneel on his neck.

"[I]nstead, she recalled stating words to the effect ‘you wonder why you guys get fucking kneeled on.’ She also denied calling D.H. a n****r but later stated it was because ‘they do not know how to shut their ‘n****r pie holes.’”

The attorney general’s office said that since the May 10 encounter with the woman, the child wanted to be surrounded by other children to help keep him safe because he understood the threat to be a reference to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the Foster's Daily Democrat noted.

The state is seeking a judgment of up to $5,000 from the suspect on top of a temporary restraining order barring her from further civil rights violations effective for the next three years.

kids playing According to the complaint filed on Thursday in Strafford County Superior Court, D.H. and Graper’s son were playing in a neighborhood park on May 10 when the defendant's child shoved D.H. during playtime, causing him to break his “foam missile or foam bullet." Graper’s child then ran home and told his mother what happened. This is a representational image. Pixabay