Food Delivery Man Caught on Video Spewing Racial Slurs at Woman in SF
A food delivery man from Daly City, California was captured on video spewing racial slurs at an Asian woman in San Francisco.
The man, identified as 31-year-old Nathan Cole, was recorded by Sophia Shih’s neighbors as he went on a racist rant during one of his deliveries on Wednesday in San Francisco’s Sunset neighborhood, according to KTVU.
It all started when Cole returned to his car, which he parked illegally in Shih’s driveway. The woman, who immigrated from Taiwan 30 years ago and is a naturalized U.S. citizen, asked the man not to park there.
That’s when Cole began to scream at her. Shih then called 911 and proceeded to take pictures of the man, who was revealed to be a food delivery man for online service Caviar.
“Scary, very scary,” Shih told the TV station, accusing the man of threatening her.
There was still tension when police arrived at the scene. Cole reportedly did not comply with orders, so authorities used pepper spray on him. He then got inside his car and drove off, but police were able to locate and arrest him.
Caviar issued a statement, saying that the delivery company does not tolerate any racism, discrimination or harassment.
“We take these types of allegations extremely seriously and have disabled the courier’s account..” the company said.
Cole is now facing charges of resisting arrest and disobeying a police officer.
However, authorities are still investigating the case to see if potential hate crime charges should be filed against the man.
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