Every once in a while, there’s a story that takes Twitter by storm. A sweet and emotional one of a dying man who left 14 Christmas presents for his neighbour’s daughter. Or one of a genius prankster who tricked her dad into eating Brussel sprouts masquerading as Chocolate. But this one by @rickyy___ is quite disturbing.
The incident took place in a Macy’s store in Dallas, Texas. A man made a purchase on Christmas Eve and asked for it to be gift-wrapped. A store employee told him that the item didn’t come with a free gift box. He’d have to pay $1 and go upstairs to have it wrapped. This is when he created a scene in the store. He started being rude to the female employee and her colleague. Reportedly, the fact that they spoke to each other in Arabic riled him even further. He insulted her ethnicity to which bystanders took notice.
This is him being rude to shoppers for coming up in support of the employee
Background on the video to clear confusion: the man had been hostile, but no one paid attention until he started insulting the woman because of her ethnicity/language. I decided to record after he threatened to call the cops to have proof the employee did nothing wrong.
— RICKY (@rickyy_____) December 26, 2018
From the video, it’s evident that the man didn’t back down, apologise or leave the store even when others tried to point out his mistake. He said,
“I’m in America, I want people to speak English to me. All I asked was for her to speak English”
According to the shopper who uploaded the footage, around 10-12 people stood up for the Macy’s employee. Even then he continued his rude behaviour shouting,
“And get these customers away from me. All the Arabs, all you Arabs and Democrats. Go back to where you came from”
Here is the second part of the clip
this man made two women cry after publicy humiliating them. Please help me find this awful guy’s information pic.twitter.com/PmwHfFtr6H
— RICKY (@rickyy_____) December 25, 2018
The shocking incident hasn’t gone over well with the internet. The video has gone viral with a gofundme page being set up for the employee.
I wouldn’t even insult a political party, race or gender by associating him with them. It’s sad that we have to share this earth with his kind. #JerkOfTheDay
— Angela LaGrone (@angela_lagrone) December 26, 2018
Outrageous. Fortunately, he’ll find his own way to hell.
— Teague May (@teagueainsley) December 27, 2018
3. Spewing hate
Thanks for recording and posting. Every single one of these racists should be put on blast. So full of darkness & hatred. But when the light shines on them, the snowflakes meltdown.
— Johnna Emery (@jayebird626) December 27, 2018
If standing up to a bigoted BULLY is what being a democrat means, WELL THEN GOD BLESS US EVERYONE! Stand up, speak out #Resistance
— I Will not Be SILENT (@iamwomanIROAR) December 26, 2018
5. Kudos to the good samaritans
To see people calling out the nonsense of people like this is really the best thing to come out of 2018. Everything just seems bad these days and I'm glad that good people are confronting this and saying fuckouttahere with bull shit.
— George (ie) (@justgeorgeIII) December 26, 2018
I’m glad y’all stood up for that woman. Too many people have a mentality of mind your own business. But for things like this, it’s 100% necessary to intervine. And even better to embarrass the harasser. If you see something, say something.
— Kevin (@SOMEGUY_315) December 26, 2018
According to the Daily Mail, no police report has been filed regarding the incident. The man remains unidentified but netizens have nicknamed him #GiftBoxBobby.