A child's first birthday is a big milestone for parents, which can often translate into throwing a pretty extravagant party for their little one. Parents will go to extreme lengths in order to celebrate this moment for their precious little angel. One couple in Houston, Texas decided to have a little photo shoot to celebrate their baby girl's first birthday, just like any loving and supportive parents would do.
A great day with beautiful scenery turned terrible quickly when a local woman decided to approach the family and demand that they immediately stop their photoshoot. Things escalated and thankfully the couple captured it all on camera to accurately portray how the woman was treating them. The situation turned physical which made the situation more intense than it already was.
These people just wanted a sweet photo shoot with their baby, but of course, things always get a little messy. Houston, we definitely have a problem.
There's nothing like a happy baby.
Some people go all out for their babies.
I mean it's like a sweet 16!
The first birthday is no joke.
If you don't go all out, you're not doing it right.
Meet another great mom and dad.
Isaiah and Kelyn Allen pictured with their one-year-old daughter Anja This is the family ex- wife of Houston Astro… https://t.co/OwjGWcXqJ0— 3ChicsPolitico (@3ChicsPolitico)1550771010.0
They were excited to celebrate Anja's first birthday.
They headed to a popular place in Houston.
This street is well known to photographers.
I mean this place is really beautiful.
Anja was thriving.
Anja Allen, daughter of Isaiah and Kelyn Allen, was terrified of the harassment by #FranciNeely, ex-wife of Houston… https://t.co/5JS1gDUpre— 3ChicsPolitico (@3ChicsPolitico)1550772529.0
We've got a very upset millionaire.
via: Getty ImagesFranci Neely, a woman who lives in the Broadacres community, saw the happy family taking photos and felt the need to intervene.
It was about to hit the fan.
They're calling her "Sidewalk Sally."
Franci did not want any photos taken.Isaiah and Kelyn spoke to Click2Houston and recounted the events. "She said, ‘You’re on private property. You need to get your stuff out now,'" Isaiah said, saying that Franci was "very aggressive, in our face. It was escalating to the point where my wife suggested I start recording."
Isaiah recorded what happened next and you need to see it to believe it.As you can see in the video, Franci drags the blanket away from the child and smacks the balloons, all before she turns to Isaiah and tries to hit the phone out of his hand, not once, but twice.
Franci was getting aggressive with the Allen family.
The photoshoot was clearly ruined by Franci's behavior and the internet was very upset.
#FranciNeely is trash https://t.co/y7iIc1P2UV— Celena (@Celena)1550560065.0
Franci is known as a Houston socialite.
A socialite yells at a family for staging a 1-year-old's birthday photo shoot on a neighborhood sidewalk.… https://t.co/jH7W007OcR— Inside Edition (@Inside Edition)1550629800.0
Although that neighborhood is beautiful, the neighbors aren't the nicest.
People were pretty upset over the series of events.
#FranciNeely is on tape committing assault and battery 2 times. She’s got 30 million dollars sue her, make her the broke socialite.— IceandIce (@IceandIce)1550719927.0
Others hoped she was being held accountable for assault.
#FranciNeely should be arrested for assault. She traumatized the poor infant & acted in a very base manner. Some so… https://t.co/iKDdRBKybq— rbsmith (@rbsmith)1550688873.0
This wasn't the first time Franci confronted a photoshoot.
Dad says woman confronted students over prom photos https://t.co/nlyxPeewUn https://t.co/A6wcwq0i6b— ABC13 Houston (@ABC13 Houston)1550691020.0
And another one!
ANOTHER PHOTO SHOOT FIGHT: An @abc13houston viewer sent us this video of the same woman who confronted a family’s p… https://t.co/VhNsarhPrD— Nick Natario (@Nick Natario)1550545783.0
Franci has ruined some pretty priceless moments.
Why? Why even bother a family OBVIOUSLY celebrating a special moment with their BABY?? #TeamDL #thisisamerica… https://t.co/WtV1zQpIAW— DL Hughley (@DL Hughley)1550690191.0
Franci made a public statement apologizing for her behavior.
Socialite apologizes after photo shoot confrontation goes viral https://t.co/vJNvoOzI5n https://t.co/Ykkxzho3u7— ABC13 Houston (@ABC13 Houston)1550561432.0
Apparently, she's very sorry.
But the people still aren't having it.Not only did her statement feel inauthentic, but it also does not cover up for the blatant physical assault on the Allen family. It's one of those "I'm sorry I got caught" kind of moments.
Her apology was not convincing.
@IamJustSayn @abc13houston Air quotes around apologizes is the understatement of the year. That was no apology. Per… https://t.co/JPGdzqBYH7— 𝙼𝚒𝚌𝚑𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚎 𝙻𝚘𝚛𝚎𝚝 #StillWearYourMask 😷 (@𝙼𝚒𝚌𝚑𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚎 𝙻𝚘𝚛𝚎𝚝 #StillWearYourMask 😷)1550624112.0
People want justice and they want it now.
I'm really trying to understand why you didn't focus on the assault that took place and why Franci Neely was not ar… https://t.co/1MPTA1kzU5— Deb D 🇺🇸🇬🇾 (@Deb D 🇺🇸🇬🇾)1550535739.0
The Houston Police have stayed quiet.
@ArtAcevedo @houstonpolice So it's perfectly fine for wealthy socialites to go up to young families, toss out racia… https://t.co/juFr9oBLWl— Lucy Ke (@Lucy Ke)1550615171.0
Franci is the opposite of class, and the Allen family wishes they would have never met her.“We had no idea that taking shots at that location was so contentious," said Kelyn in an interview. "I think had we known, I wouldn’t have gone. Our intention is never to offend anyone ... I think it wasn’t worth that."
Franci turned something beautiful into something intolerable.
People are ready to defend the Allen family.
Me if #FranciNeely would have touched my child’s blanket https://t.co/XG50fJ0tVQ— Danielle Estivene (@Danielle Estivene)1550739106.0
Franci really is cancelled.
@ABC13Miya I hope Franci Neely resigns from all the art councils she chairs. The arts are for everyone. She can dis… https://t.co/Y8J1KEOYwZ— Patrick Green (@Patrick Green)1550546901.0
But organizations are remaining silent as well.
@NightMovesPat @ABC13Miya Patrick, the following are the organizations she seems to be associated with. I'm surpris… https://t.co/skMwRvvtzX— David O Rodriguez (@David O Rodriguez)1550786332.0
It would be smart to disassociate yourself from this woman.
#FranciNeely is proof that no amount of money can buy class. If I was a non-profit/charity I'd be embarrassed to be associated with her.— Crystal (@Crystal)1550674238.0
We're all waiting to hear a statement from the police.
Has Franci Neely been arrested yet @houstonpolice? https://t.co/LqSDfesLj3— 3ChicsPolitico (@3ChicsPolitico)1550765517.0