“To think that somebody would be so brazen that they could point the weapon in the face of an unsuspecting citizen and then post it on social media — as if the Detroit police are going to stand idly by and do nothing.”
That’s Sgt. Michael Woody of Detroit police, commenting on their investigation into a potential hate crime in the wake of a bizarre and disturbing video that was recently posted online.
Heavy reports investigators are currently trying to track down the perpetrator and the victim. A man posted video footage on Twitter featuring him wagging a gun at a man he believes to be gay. To make matters worse, the suspect later posted another video featuring him bragging about the incident.
During the confrontation, which occurred outside Detroit’s Brightmoor liquor store, you can hear the suspect say, “‘Take your motherfucking pants off, n****r,” and then, “Gay-ass n****r.”
Thousands of people have viewed the video since it was posted on Twitter Tuesday evening by a man who goes by the handle @binswanson.
In the smartphone footage, you see a man point a gun at another man as he exits the store, erupting into a series of gay and racial slurs.
The description of the 32-second video, which quickly went viral, is simply “I hate gay n*****s.”
Police are currently investigating, but admit they have no idea who the victim is.
Watch the video here: