Racists continue to crawl out of the woodwork at a time when they feel emboldened to spew venom because of the national political climate. Now, a new disturbing viral video has emerged of a Chicago man spitting at people, punching a man and going on a racist rant at a Starbucks Tuesday before he was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor, reports ABC7.
Police said the 23-year-old White male–identified as William Boucher–started his tirade after a Black male spilled coffee on him, reports DNAinfo Chicago.
Boucher, who was wearing a light-colored suit, was captured on tape telling a customer to “shut up” and called him a “slave.” The footage was captured by an ABC7 photographer. Boucher also yelled “disposable vermin” and referred to the customer who spilled coffee on him as livestock, the report says.
Authorities also said an enraged Boucher spit at a 30-year-old man and 34-year-old woman, the outlet reports. He then walked outside onto the street. He then proceeded to get into a physical altercation with a male, telling him to “get on all fours,” notes the report.
Starbucks employees told ABC7 that Boucher has been a problem customer in the past, but this incident is the first time that he has been violent.
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