'Got to your call center, go f**k yourself up,' New York commuter caught making racist death threats over phone
The footage shows a glimpse of other commuters sitting near the man and some can be heard in the background, however, no one comes to stop the man from abusing
A New York commuter was captured in a cellphone camera making racist death threats over his phone on Wednesday morning, according to reports.
The man, who appeared sharply dressed, was captured sitting near a window and talking to someone over the phone and telling them to "go to your call center and go f*** yourself."
Reports state that the video footage was taken on the Oyster Bay LIRR, just before 9 am, on the commute from Greenvale to Jamaica. The footage shows a glimpse of other commuters sitting near the man and some can be heard in the background. However, no one comes to stop the man who is abusing and threatening some person over the phone.
The man can also be heard saying — to the person on the other side — that they live "in a f****ing little third world country."
He then terminates his conversation with the person on the other end of the phone by saying: "Dirty c***sucker i'm gonna kill you... f***ing punk."
The clip of the conversation was posted on Twitter by a commuter, Jay Benjamin, who was recording the exchange. Benjamin reportedly said that the man's comments were even worse before he started filming the phone interaction on his phone.
"Here's a lovely commuter who threatened to 'find and kill' a call center person 'and all Muslims while he was at it," Benjamin wrote. "Said we were going to 'bomb them all and wipe them off the earth'. Only caught the end of the call which ends in another death threat," he added.
Another Twitter user, who identified himself as Greg Norman, claimed to be the person talking over the phone and said that the video taken of him was not in context, according to Daily Mail.
Norman added that there had been multiple conversations before the one which was ultimately filmed and hence it does not provide a complete picture of what unfolded. "Perhaps you should have listened to the entire conversation on multiple calls before posting, or asked why I would do that," Norman wrote on Twitter, in response to Benjamin's tweet.
"The person was trying to rob me by requesting my bank account information and when I called him out on it, he mentioned that he wished [I] was killed on 9/11," Norman reportedly said in his defense.
The man reportedly wrote to the New York Daily News and justified his actions:
"I received a call by someone telling me there was fraudulent activity in my bank account. I believed the call and started to follow instructions. At a certain point, I figured out what was going on and called out the person on the phone. They proceeded to curse at me, mentioned 9/11 attacks and wished horrible things on our country."
"I incorrectly responded emotionally without thinking,” he wrote. “This is something I regret but the 35 second clip is not indicative of the type of person I am," he added in the mail.
A similar incident occurred on another LIRR train last month where a man from Long Beach was charged with a hate crime after he was caught yelling racist and sexist remarks on video at a woman.