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Mon Jun 11, 2018, 11:33 AM

Food Truck Worker Hurls Bottle, Racial Epithet at Black Woman

Food Truck Worker Hurls Bottle, Racial Epithet at Black Woman After She Tries to Pay With Change: Report

The Root
June 8, 2018
By: Angela Helm, Contributing Editor
https://www.theroot.com/food-truck-worker-calls-black-woman-n-word-after-she-tr-1826632841

A black woman in Oregon was allegedly called out of her name and assaulted by a food truck owner, all because she tried to pay for her food with change. According to Willamette Week, Carlotta Washington says she was called a “nigger” by Islam El Masry after she tried to pay for her lunch with quarters (not pennies, mind you).

In a short video provided to the outlet by a bystander, El Masry can be seen telling Washington to “get the fuck out from here” and calling her a “stupid bitch” after throwing a Gatorade bottle at her for confronting him.
In a portion not captured on video, Washington says, El Masry sprayed her with Sriracha, which was confirmed to the news outlet by witness Rachel Good, who said that she found Washington’s shirt, face and shoulders covered with the Thai hot sauce.

“It was in my eyes and all on my skin. It was burning terribly,” Washington says. After Washington asked that police be called, El Masry was booked into Multnomah County jail on charges of misdemeanor harassment and assault. Bail is set at $4,000.

Video at link.

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Reply Food Truck Worker Hurls Bottle, Racial Epithet at Black Woman (Original post)
MosheFeingold Jun 2018 OP
tazkcmo Jun 2018 #1
Zambero Jun 2018 #2
MosheFeingold Jun 2018 #8
MosheFeingold Jun 2018 #9
More_Cowbell Jun 2018 #3
2naSalit Jun 2018 #4
MosheFeingold Jun 2018 #5
2naSalit Jun 2018 #6
atreides1 Jun 2018 #7
MosheFeingold Jun 2018 #11
rickford66 Jun 2018 #10
Doreen Jun 2018 #12
MosheFeingold Jun 2018 #13
JI7 Jun 2018 #17
MosheFeingold Jun 2018 #18
radicalliberal Jun 2018 #14
MosheFeingold Jun 2018 #16
MosheFeingold Jun 2018 #15

Response to MosheFeingold (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 11:44 AM

1. I used pennies

I paid for one gallon of gas with pennies and the gas station worker didn't want to accept them for payment. I had already pumped the gas so I just laughed at him, said it's legal tender and left.

Some people haven't gone without enough to appreciate pennies, I guess. The man in this story is certainly going to learn to appreciate any type of loose change after he's sued.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 11:51 AM

2. And assault as well

The video footage of this incident should rightfully put this S.O.B. out of business.

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Response to Zambero (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 12:54 PM

8. Yeah a fateful of Sirachi

Is probably just shy of pepper spray.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 12:55 PM

9. Face full n/t

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Response to MosheFeingold (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 12:11 PM

3. If he was so upset, he should have taken her quarters without counting them...

and accepted a possible loss. This is going to cost him much more than the price of a lunch. And quarters are easy to count!

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Response to MosheFeingold (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 12:19 PM

4. Even if he gets to

stay in business, he'l be harassed out town.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 12:22 PM

5. You would think

But I can't find another news source that even reported this. He must have friends.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 12:32 PM

6. Social media has more to offer at this point.

And I suspect that since a lot of Americans now get their info from social media for their news source, I think that won't be much of an obstacle to blowback of massive proportion if the mass media lacks interest.

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 01:09 PM

11. Confession

I saw the "Williamette Week" in the article and though that was a person . . . "According to Williamette Week . . . . "

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Response to MosheFeingold (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 01:01 PM

10. I'd take all the change offered.

When people clean out their drawers and purses for change, there's a lot of older coins worth more than face value. A number of years ago I found lots of coins this way while searching my mother's poker change. A group of elderly women who played every week. So when one died a new one would join and needed small change. They cleaned out their drawers and purses. My Mom would call me up when a new one entered the game. My biggest prize was when I bought the coins at work collected for cancer research. An MS63 55 double die cent. Worth about $4,000 if I sell. I gave the charity at work a cut of course. The food truck guy was really stupid. Most people don't check their change.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 01:20 PM

12. WTF? I have payed all quarters befor and when I apologize the cashiers

always say no problem they really like to get quarters and other change. It is something they need during their day and tend to run out of. How many times have you had to stand in line while waiting for the manager to bring the cashier some change? I have plenty of times. The guy is just an asshole.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 01:23 PM

13. No, he's racist asshole

The quarters were just an excuse for him to flip.

No one sane would do this.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:31 AM

17. no, he is a racist piece of shit

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Response to JI7 (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 10:44 AM

18. I've muddled through his "apology" videos

It was less than clear what his point was.

The closest he came to an apology was saying he was racist to all black people, so it wasn't anything personal to this particular lady.

He struck me as so stupid (or at least had racism so ingrained) that this seemed to be a reasonable explanation to him.

During both videos, I had that same feeling you get (or at least I get) when somebody on a TV show is doing something incredibly stupid to make a situation worse and you are internally cringing so bad you have to turn off the TV.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 04:39 PM

14. Another typical Trump supporter . . .

a member of the Republican base

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Response to radicalliberal (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 05:09 PM

16. Can you help me find where this is?

It would change the narrative quite a bit if he was a Drumpf supporter.

All I have is his name and the videos and don't get anything political out of it at all.

I've look a lot and can find no link between him and Trump.

Maybe his Facebook?

After diligent searching, I can tell you his name means "Islamic Egyptian" in English, but that's about it.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 05:03 PM

15. Follow up article

Apparently, the food cart owner has released a couple videos regarding the event. It's a rambling mess, but he appears to blame fasting for Ramadan for his ill temper.

Here:

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2018/06/portland_food_cart_owner_relea.html

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