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Video of a homosexual Trump supporter calling the police on a black Lyft driver for not permitting him to play his music in the course of the trip has gone viral.
Robert Ortiz and two mates have been picked up by Lyft driver Shaun Pepas Lettman after leaving a homosexual bar in New York Metropolis.
Ortiz reportedly requested Lettman if he might play his music over the automotive’s stereo system and when the driving force refused, Ortiz started an argument with him.
“I got here out of a homosexual membership and your driver is racist towards homosexual folks,” the passenger could be heard telling Lyft buyer assist, including that he felt threatened by the calm driver.
The passenger insists that he’s being racially focused for not “being black” and threatened to sue the pickup automotive service. He additionally demanded the return of his $8.01 cost for the partial trip from Lettman.
At one level in the course of the 16-minute-long video, Ortiz stated he “referred to as the police to guard myself as a result of I do know my authorized rights as an American citizen that voted for Trump.”
“Yo, Boo, inform me why I’m in a Lyft and the n***a f**king pulled over,” Ortiz stated to a good friend whereas utilizing a racial slur to check with Lettman. “The n***a’s recording me with out my consent as a result of I requested for music.”
Ortiz informed police that he was calling as a result of he was “racially profiled as a result of I’m not black” and that he was afraid Lettman would do one thing that “threatens my life.”
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“After the tip of the video, I needed to additionally name the police for myself expressing my considerations and concern of what is going to occur if I used to be not assisted,” the driving force wrote on a GoFundMe web page he created when he was uncertain of the way forward for his job. “Fortunately there was no bodily confrontation however the firm I drive with felt it essential to cancel my account pending investigation. Sadly, bills weren’t suspended and I’m left to dig myself out of an awfully aggravating predicament.”
Ortiz has reportedly misplaced his job because the video went viral, and Lettman has been reinstated.
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