- Joey Christian was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct related to using abusive language on Tuesday in Friendswood, Texas, southeast of Houston.
- The police had been called to an AT&T store in Friendswood while a woman filmed Christian shouting at an employee.
- In the video, he can be heard calling the employee a “f—ing Arab” and saying he had been “killing his kind” for “almost 20 years.”
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A 38-year-old man was arrested after he was filmed going on a racist rant in an AT&T store in Texas on Tuesday.
Joey Christian was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct related to using abusive language following the incident in Friendswood, southeast of Houston, a police report seen by INSIDER said.
A customer inside the AT&T store filmed Christian calling an employee a “f—ing Arab” and saying he had been “killing his kind” for “almost 20 years.”
“People like this are the reason our country is going to what it’s going to. Because I’ve been killing his kind for longer than you’ve probably been alive,” he told the woman filming, presumably speaking about military service overseas.
The employee later shared a video of the incident on Twitter.
Shoutout to the lady that recorded this, called the cops on this man and got him arrested. pic.twitter.com/j4mU1BpI6g
— mø (@mohamburger) April 17, 2019
The employee in the video, who identified himself only as Mo to INSIDER, said over Twitter direct messaging that the incident happened after he told Christian’s nephew he couldn’t run a credit card for a new service without a state-issued ID.
Mo said Christian came in “angry and yelling” and cut another customer off in line to confront him.
Mo said he remained as “calm as could be” and tried to provide Christian with information about store policies.
“I was definitely offended and angry that I got singled out because of my race,” Mo said. “He definitely came in to pick a fight from the very beginning and I had never seen this man before.”
Toward the end of the video, the woman filming told Christian that she had called the police. He responded, “That’s fine.”
The video ended with Christian being greeted by police officers in the AT&T store parking lot. The woman who filmed the incident shared the video with the officers.
Mo said he was thankful that another customer filmed the incident and feared that Christian “may have done worse” had she not been there.
“My advice to others who would find themselves in situations like this would be to never stoop down to the level of the aggressor and just stay strong and confident in your beliefs without showing emotion,” Mo said.
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