Customer Chants Racist Slur at Verizon Manager in Latest Video Rant

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A Verizon customer in San Francisco went on a racist rant that saw him chanting the n-word and telling the store’s manager he was “disrespectful to the entire black race” over a failed phone purchase. Screenshot: @TeejayMcFly Twitter

A Verizon customer in California's Bay Area went on a racist rant that saw him chanting the n-word and telling the store's manager he was "disrespectful to the entire black race" over a failed phone purchase.

Update | A Verizon corporate spokesperson told Newsweek, "This is clearly an offensive episode and we are thoroughly investigating."

The rant at the San Francisco Verizon store near Sanchez and Market streets shows the attempted customer screaming the n-word more than a dozen times at the manager recording the video from his phone. The video, first posted to Twitter by San Francisco resident Teejay McFly, described the lead-up to the racist rant as having started over a phone sale discrepancy. The video concludes with the manager stepping back from the angry white man as several other shocked bystanders also begin to ridicule his bigoted comments.

"N***** won't take my money, n***** won't hit me," the white man in a hat and sunglasses is shown saying on the street corner. The man then begins an n-word chant in which he claps his hands against his water bottle in a racist cadence. "You kicked me, m**********. I got witnesses." The white man continues to threaten the black Verizon manager, telling him he'll be fired if he reports that he was allegedly kicked.

"You're fired, n*****. They'll fire a n*****," the white man's racist rant continued.

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A Verizon customer in San Francisco went on a racist rant that saw him chanting the n-word and telling the store’s manager he was “disrespectful to the entire black race” over a failed phone purchase. Screenshot: @TeejayMcFly Twitter

Two men off-camera can be heard telling the ranting man they won't put up with "bigots" and "white supremacists" harassing them on the street. The white man responds by saying they'll soon be hit with assault, battery and harassment charges themselves if they continue to engage him in the conversation he appears to have started. The man recording the video tells him he won't waste his time on a "racist m********" and physically steps back a few paces from the situation.

Several other appalled pedestrians on the street corner begin to engage the irate racist ranter as he continues to call the man the n-word and "disrespectful to the entire black race." One of the white bystanders tells the man he is overweight in order to show him what it's like to "insult people."

"Some people should know that by being a n***** it's disrespectful to every other black person out there, not trying to be a piece of shit to customers, not trying to assault customers, not trying to be a general asshole in life," the white man continues to tell the growing crowd.

"You are a n***** and you deserve to be called it. You're going to kick me? A customer trying to give you money for a product. You're disrespectful to your entire black race. There's black people and then there's n***** like you and you need to know it."

The man who posted the video on Twitter, who goes by the account handle @TeejayMcFly, detailed the situation in a pair of tweets Tuesday. "For everybody asking what happened - The guy wanted to buy a phone on his 'family's account'. He didn't know the account pin AND his phone number didn't even register as a Verizon number. He offered cash for the phone(against company policy). He was denied. Then this happened," he tweeted.

Verizon company representatives did not immediately respond to Newsweek's requests for comment on the Tuesday incident.

The Verizon incident is the latest in a recent string of bigoted rants caught on cellphone recordings across the country. The Bay Area was the scene of another infamous rant, from a white woman dubbed "BBQ Becky," who called the police on a black family's cookout by Oakland's Lake Merritt.

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