The Hanborough Parish Council's chairwoman, Penelope Marcus, has resigned following a public outcry over a viral video capturing a heated confrontation between Marcus and a 58-year-old skateboarder, Sean Goff, at Long Hanborough Skatepark.
The decision to step down was confirmed by the Hanborough Parish Council on Monday, June 26, citing the immediate effect of Marcus's resignation.
The move comes after widespread backlash and unpleasant abuse directed at Marcus after the controversial incident was widely circulated on YouTube.
The now-infamous video depicts a heated exchange between Marcus and Goff, who peacefully enjoyed his time at the skatepark.
Marcus can be seen demanding that adult skateboarders leave the premises, leading to a tense argument with Goff.
The incident sparked outrage and condemnation from the online community, with many criticizing Marcus for her approach and questioning her suitability for public office.