“Are you a white man? You seem to speak English.” With this startling racial question the scene in the car begins. James, the VTC driver who is supposed to pick up Agent Jackie and her companion, finds himself having to repeat the question to make sure he heard what was asked of him. He then quickly decides to cancel the race by warning the couple about the inappropriate question. This is followed by insults to the driver who works for Lyft. The latter threatens them to call the police with evidence of the entire sequence recorded thanks to his vehicle’s surveillance camera, but the pair are still humiliated, especially by annoying insults. Since then, a complaint has been filed at the Katasukua Police Station, in Pennsylvania, in the United States, and an investigation has been opened.
The customer in question, who is recognizable in the photos, ended up being the manager of the Fossils Last Stand Bar Restaurant. Since the media coverage of this case, negative comments from netizens have been pouring in on restaurant rating sites like Yelp – where the rating has dropped to one out of five stars – and where photos of middle fingers or stools have been posted to describe the establishment. Their Facebook page has also been deleted.
After posting the video to his Facebook account, James W. Bode received thousands of comments. “To everyone who supports me and supports me, thank you. I really appreciate it. But what I did should be what you should see everywhere and all the time. James wrote the next day to respond to everyone trying to thank him for his behaviour, I shouldn’t be” The man who did or said it,” we should all be.
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