A Black spa owner in Texas said she had to take matters into her own hands Sunday after being racially harassed by a white customer who claimed her “race and class destroyed” his life.
“You ruined my life, my entire legacy of being a Christian,” the man told her in a video that’s since gone viral.
The business owner demanded anonymity for her own protection after the Tops grocery store shooting in Buffalo, which was carried out by a gunman obsessed with the white nationalist "great replacement theory."
In the first video, the man, who’s wearing a “USA” cap, sits in the spa’s lobby while having a heated debate with the owner about Jehovah’s Witnesses.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, the spa owner said the racist customer called the business a few days prior to Sunday to set up an appointment.
The owner said he acted odd over the phone, but she didn't notice until he arrived. Sunday's spa had a 9:15 a.m. appointment but arrived 30 minutes early.
The spa owner said she followed up with the police. As of Tuesday afternoon, she said that her report was still in the queue.
"Saying "I'd shoot him" is easy. Suppose I shoot him. "I'm in court" "I'm busy. Record him. Others can see what kind of person he is and if they behave similarly.