A racist driver was caught on video yelling the N-word at a black motorist and then appearing to deliberately slam on his breaks in an attempt to make his victim crash into the back of his truck.
Jessica Fontenot took to Instagram on Sunday to share her account of the racist attack in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
So this is how my Sunday is going …
Never called this man out his name never got angry with this man at all !
This is what we are living in. I will definitely pray for this man ! 🙏🏾
PLEASE SHARE ! pic.twitter.com/86rIE5Bzkp
— JESSICA. (@ThatGirl_Jess_) November 10, 2019
“So this is how my Sunday is going,” she wrote on her Instagram account. “Never called this man out his name never got angry with this man at all! I just left the graveyard to visit my grandfather, I am at the red light (making a left turn onto highway 14) this man is already entirely too close to the back of my car but I pay it no mind. The light turns green for the cars that are either going straight or making a RIGHT turn.”
“He decides to act like he’s going to hit my car,” she writes. “So I’m still calm like what is this man doing. We get the YELLOW YIELD LEFT TURN LIGHT I wait until the car proceeds then make my left tune this man starts driving crazy about to hit my car and passes me up so I speed up and now we are at the red light together he exits his vehicle and comes up to my passenger window sticks his head and finger in my car and called me a ‘bitch and a fucking nig*er’ with his 15-year-old son standing by his truck also.”
“He gets back in his truck and I told him to repeat that for me & started recording,” she added. “This is what we are living in. I will definitely pray for this man!”
A nearly 2-minute video of the racist attack has been viewed 3 million times on Twitter.
HydroChemPSC, a company believed by some Twitter users to be the employer of the attacker, released a statement on Monday addressing the incident.
The company said in a statement: “HydroChemPSC has been made aware of the video taken on Sunday, November 10 in the Lake Charles area. The individual in the video is not employed by HydroChemPSC. We understand the concern many of you have expressed and we share that concern. Thank you.”
You told someone asking about the individual that he was fired mid October. However, you posted this October 23, racist individual is on the far right in the green. Once this photo was brought to light it was deleted. Be honest, don’t let him ruin the company reputation too. pic.twitter.com/Z4y42V8EH7
— Tricia 👻🎃♉️ (@TriciaKyla01) November 11, 2019
The company later clarified that “the man in this video does not work for our company. While he worked for us for a very short period of time, he is no longer employed here at HydroChemPSC.”
The man in this video does not work for our company. While he worked for us for a very short period of time, he is no longer employed here at HydroChemPSC.
— HydroChemPSC (@HydroChemPSC) November 11, 2019