A Texas man who was caught in a video that racially abused an employee of an AT & T store was arrested this week after police arrived on the scene at the perfect time.
Joey Derek Christian, 38, of Pasadena, was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct after the incident, which occurred on Tuesday at 6:40 p.m. The abuse victim, who goes on Twitter by the name Mo, later posted several videos of the altercation on Twitter.
The recording was recorded by a client who was also in the store. It was reported that the abuse was caused because the man's acquaintance did not have the correct identification for a credit check. After Mo told him his full name, the man became enraged: "Fucking the Arabs." Damn Arab Arabs. "The police records indicate that Christian has a criminal record and is known to the police.
"I really do not give up on some damn Arab, I've been killing his fucking six months, actually, two years," Christian was heard to say to the woman he was recording, adding, "People like this are the reason why the one that our country is doing what it is going to do ".
Speaking to the woman who had the phone, she said: "I've been killing your kind for longer than you've probably been alive." He also affirmed that the worker "does not even belong to this place".
"I'm older than you, friend," the 55-year-old woman replied. "First we were in line, we were really trying to get the service, it's okay, and I called the police." The video ends when Christian leaves the store and enters the arms of an officer of the Friendswood Police Department.
In a statement, the department said officers noticed that the man had used abusive language towards an employee and appeared to be intoxicated. Both charges are Class C misdemeanors. KPRC-TV reported that the man paid $ 682 in financial fines and will not have to appear in court.
A police photo that was released, of Christian wearing a "Sorry" t-shirt, was due to an arrest under the influence of the arrest earlier this month, on April 8, police said.
It has not yet been determined whether the man has ever served in the army. The video load taken by the witness has now received more than 20,000 shares and 65,000 likes on Twitter.
Heavy reported, citing a now deleted Facebook page and records published by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Christian was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 10 years of probation in 2001 after being convicted of aggravated robbery. In a social media profile, he said he worked for CMC Houston, a construction company, and allegedly shared images of "white pride" in 2015.
The arrest related to the outburst of the AT & T store was confirmed through the arrest records posted online by the Friendswood Police Department. Employee Mo told KTRK that he was grateful for the video recording that helped back the events that day. "That lady was a blessing," he said. "She called the police, she gave me the video, and without her, I think he would have escaped for free."