Colorado man arrested after racist, homophobic rant in California In-N-Out goes viral on TikTok
A Colorado man was arrested Monday after allegedly occurring a racist and homophobic rant in opposition to two school college students, who had been consuming at an In-N-Out within the Bay Area on Christmas Eve. The college students, Arine Kim and Elliot Ha, filmed the encounter in a now-viral TikTok.
Jordan Douglas Krah, 40, has been charged with two counts of committing a hate crime, in keeping with a statement from the San Ramon Police Department.
In the video, Krah is allegedly seen harassing Kim and Ha, making feedback about their sexualities and asking questions on their racial identities and ethnicities, even returning to query the duo after strolling away. He then threatens to spit of their faces earlier than saying, “See you outside.”
“Elliot and I were shaking and stuttering towards the end of it,” Kim informed CBS Bay Area, who stated that after the pair exited the restaurant, Krah continued to stare at them for “ten to fifteen minutes.”
“We made sure to ask the workers, could you guys walk us to our cars, we need to make sure that he’s not still around. And the workers were just super helpful,” Ha informed CBS Bay Area.
According to the San Ramon Police Department, it was the viral nature of the video that helped police establish each the victims and the suspect.
After seeing the TikTok, which had practically ten million views as of Monday evening, police reached out to Kim and Ha through social media and started a legal investigation.
“Through the help of social media, we were contacted by one of the individuals in this video,” wrote San Ramon Police Chief Denton Carlson on Twitter.
Krah has been booked on the County Jail in Martinez, California, the place he remained in custody as of 4 p.m. native time Monday.
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