She was not in the mood for a melody.
Shocking video posted to TikTok captured the moment a drunk woman knocked down a street performer’s piano while he was playing, then taking his tip money in Athens, Georgia.
The woman, identified by TMZ as Shauntae Heard, budged her way through listeners enjoying Andrew Husu’s performance of Billy Joel’s hit song “Piano Man” when she randomly pressed down on the keys to his keyboard.
“No, stop!” two people standing nearby shouted before telling a confused Husu to just continue playing.
The video skips ahead during the night when Husu was still set up on the sidewalk before Heard returned with friends.
“So this kind of stuff happens here and there so I usually just keep playing through it, but after what’s about to happen I had to stop,” Husu said in a voiceover during the viral video that’s amassed more than 3.2 million views.
Husu tries his best to ignore the heckler when approaches the equipment a second time.
She presses down on the keyboard harder than initially — causing the piano to fall and crash to the floor.
“I’m so sorry,” Heard sarcastically said while her friends in the background hysterically laughed.
Then, Heard pretends to reach into Husu’s tip bucket under the false impression of donating but instead steals the money while the distracted musician picks up his keyboard.
Husu caught on to the malicious act, yelling at Heard when she ran away, “Hey, hey, hey!”
A group of people surrounding a helpless Husu aided the street performer by picking up his piano, with one person handing him all of the cash in his wallet to help make up for what was lost.
“This is so sad. I’m sorry this happened brother. Keep playing and making people happy. You don’t deserve this. If I was there I’d have your back🙏🏼,” one viewer commented.
“That’s a miserable person right there… && you Sr, are so talented, keep shining ✨️,” a commenter replied.
“She needs to be charged asap, I hope you get your hard-earned money back,” another replier said.
Heard later issued a public apology on her now-private Instagram account, claiming that her family has been targeted on social media as well, the Daily Mail reported.
“I have took accountability for my actions. I know it was wrong and ignorant of me but please keep my family out of it,” Heard said.
“Y’all problem is with me not my family you don’t get anything out of texting them or me and I have already apologize to the person we have talk. Everything is good no I didn’t steal any money and I didn’t break the piano I’m a human just like you all,” she went on.
“l’ve seen worse downtown this is nothing compared to what I did and know it’s not right. The person I apologize to accepted my apology and we had a whole good conversation on the phone and thats all that matters you people are nasty the way y’all are texting me and my family and making fake pages y’all don’t get nothing out of that y’all stay blessed,” Heard ended.
Husu has since accepted the apology, according to a shared Facebook Messenger message Heard revealed, the Mail reported.
“I told people not to harass you but I can’t control what happens so that was my way of trying not to have people come at you,” Husu said in the text.
“However, you have to know that actions have consequences and while I feel bad that people are harassing you, you’ve got to own up.”