Racist Road Rage Rant Caught on Video: In just 6 seconds, man yells N-word twice, threatens ‘punch the f*ck’ out of woman. A Nashville woman said that a man yelled racial slurs and threatened to beat her for talking on the phone.
Monica Johnson told WZTV that she was sitting in her car at a red light and talking on the phone to her daughter last Friday when she noticed a man in the truck next to her was yelling.
She rolled down the window and caught just a few moments of the man’s racist rant on video. In only six seconds, the driver managed to threaten her once and yell the N-word twice.
‘Put it down n****r! Put it down n****r! If you let me catch you bitch, I’ll punch the f*ck out of you,’ he shouts on the video.
“It wasn’t because of me,” Johnson explained. “It’s because of what I represent and I represent black people but I hadn’t done anything personal to him.”
“He made the threat he would punch me in my face,” she added. “That’s huge.”
Johnson shared the video on Facebook, and was encouraged to report the encounter to law enforcement.
“I want his employers to see it, his friends to see it, his church, his family,” she insisted. “I want them to see how he behaves towards people of color. I’m not the only black person here in Nashville. If he would say to me, he would say it to someone else.”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. –Road rage got caught on camera and an Antioch woman hopes you recognize the man behind it. She captured his racist rant, which includes a threat on her drive home from work.
Monica Johnson sat at a red light on McMurry Road. She says the driver in the video came up next to her. He turned right and she turned left but not before this frightening rant:
“Put it down N*ger, Put it down N*ger If you let me catch you Bitch, I’ll punch the f*uck out of you,” he yells.
Just six seconds of video: two n-words and one threat.
“I put the windows down so I could hear him clearly and I was baffled,” said Johnson.
Johnson says she’d been talking to her daughter on the phone sitting at a red right. The man in the lane next to her obviously didn’t like that.
“It wasn’t because of me. It’s because of what I represent and I represent black people but I hadn’t done anything personal to him,” said Johnson.
Johnson shared the video on Facebook, resulting in more than 9,000 shares and hundreds of comments, many people saying that police should get involved.
“It’s verbal harassment. It’s verbal assault,” said Latasha Hailey, a Nashville resident.
“He made the threat he would punch me in my face,” said Johnson. “That’s huge.”
Johnson captured the video but didn’t get his license plate number. She only now plans to report it to police after encouragement from others. She did, however, share the video with purpose, “I want his employers to see it, his friends to see it, his church, his family. I want them to see how he behaves towards people of color. I’m not the only black person here in Nashville. If he would say to me, he would say it to someone else.”
“My dad is black and that whole side of my family is black and if that ever happened to somebody in my family I would be absolutely devastated,” said Tiana Lewis, a Nashville resident. “There is never any reason to take it to that level.”
Johnson says those threats and comments were made at 3:30 p.m. on September 11 right outside Tusculum Elementary School.
Police officers tell FOX 17 the rant could be considered “assault by intimidation.”