A Texas man is caught on video calling a Black postal worker a “f—–g jigaboo” in his demand for a form Monday at a Dallas U.S. Postal Service office.
“Give me the form you a—–e, you f—–g jigaboo,” the unidentified man can be heard screaming in the video.
He also called the worker a “f—–g n—-r.”
Kian Salem, the 18-year-old college student who recorded the incident, told Fox 4 he was at the post office on Trinity Mills Road and the Dallas North Tollway when he noticed the man getting louder.
“I just had that gut feeling he was going to say something questionable,” Salem told the news station. “So I pulled out my phone. You never know these days.”
Salem told Fox 4 customers were able to get the man’s license plate number and give it to an employee.
Although the man had left by the time Dallas police called to the scene arrived, police and the U.S. Postal Service are investigating the incident, Fox 4 reported.
A spokesman for the Postal Service told the news station the site can ban abusive customers from returning. It’s unclear if that will be the case with the accused man.
Naylee Farjad, Salem’s mother, posted video of the accused man to her Facebook page with the words “Trigger Warning.”
“Listen to this disgusting racist my kid just encountered at the post office on Trinity Mills/ Tollway in N. Dallas,” Farjad said in the Facebook caption for the video. “Kian Salem was in line and captured this sickening moment.”
Farjad told Fox 4 that being of Middle Eastern descent, she and her son have been on the receiving end of racism before.
“As soon as I saw the video, I was just enraged that someone would actually use that kind of language,” she said.
She added: “I thought it was important to show people this is not in some town in the backwoods. This is in Dallas, Texas, a large modern city. Actions have consequences. And I hope that there are consequences for his actions.”