Social media users helped investigators in Louisiana to capture two white men accused of terrorizing a Black woman at a Walmart parking lot in November.
The West Monroe Police Department arrested 22-year-old Dylan Reynolds and Michael Walters, 24, on Thursday night and charged them with a hate crime, the News Star reported.
Reynolds and Walters confronted the woman–calling her the N-word–when she was trying to load items she purchases into her vehicle on Nov. 29, according to the police. The unidentified woman packed her car in a hurry, jumped in her car and drove away while the two men continued yelling racial slurs at her.
When her car slowed down for a speed bump, one of the suspects chased her vehicle on foot while pushing an empty shopping cart. He slammed the cart into the rear of her car, causing more than $1,000 in damages and putting her safety at risk while she tried to escape.
The men jumped into a dark gray Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck and fled, but they were caught on the store’s surveillance cameras.
The arrests came days after the FBI and Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office in Washington state launched a hate crimes investigation on Dec. 11 against white supremacists arrested for beating a Black man on Dec. 8, while they were in town to celebrate the so-called “Martyr’s Day,” which commemorates the death of a neo-Nazi.
The investigation involved eight neo-Nazis arrested for assaulting an African-American DJ at a nightclub in Lynnwood.
Martyr’s Day, Dec. 8, commemorates the anniversary of a hateful white man who led a domestic terrorist group called The Order in the mid-1980s. He has become an inspiration for the modern white supremacy movement after he was killed in a shootout with FBI agents in Washington state, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a hate crimes watchdog organization.
In West Monroe, the police launched a manhunt for Reynolds and Walters after they fled the Walmart parking lot. Social media users identified the Dodge truck on Reynolds’ Facebook page and recognized the duo from the surveillance video. Bond for each man was set at $20,000 on the hate crime charge.
Pastor John Gray Responds To Lamborghini Controversy And Twitter Reacts
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I don’t own a Lamborghini. I own a Chevy truck. Yet I can identify with Pastor John Gray, who is making headlines bc he gifted his wife a Lamborghini. These days it feels like our fav past time is finding faults in others and celebrating them. https://t.co/PvWH7TPIdn— Brian Tome (@BrianTome) December 14, 2018
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Folks, if you are sacrificially giving money to this church in order to bring hope to your community, I suggest you find another church. "Pastor John Gray draws flak for gifting wife $200K Lamborghini Urus for anniversary" https://t.co/UDa1fEbpry— Dee Parsons (@wartwatch) December 11, 2018
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And people will forego rent, bills, food etc. to keep lining these grifter's pockets. Blessings from god my ass. https://t.co/euDbuCceT8— Portia McGonagal (@PortiaMcGonagal) December 12, 2018
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organized religion is a scam and anyone who can not see that deserves to be taken for all they have... https://t.co/Tvm4UkACBU— Teel James Glenn (@teeljamesglenn) December 14, 2018
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I am not upset.— Ervin Lee (@ervinlee09) December 14, 2018
I pray for him and his family.
As a follower of Jesus, I believe the way it was done and presented to the world feeds the narrative of "Pimp Preachers".
May God Bless You.
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I love Pastor #JohnGray! Keep living your BEST life, don't go back and forth with these ninjas!— Shep Crawford (@ShepCrawford) December 14, 2018
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Anniversary Gifts By Year— Dan Ponce (@DanPonce) December 14, 2018
4th: Fruit or Flowers
6th: Candy or Iron
7th: Wool or Copper
- according to Hallmark (#1-7) and Pastor John Gray (#8)
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here is a good example of, why i don't belong to anyone's church, don't need a middle person to tell me how to believe;— Maria Giner (@MariaGiner5) December 14, 2018
With tears, megachurch Pastor John Gray defends $200K Lamborghini anniversary gift to wife https://t.co/DhUkFWHizB
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How about the pastor John Gray who gave his wife a $200,000 Lamborghini for their anniversity. Thats really preaching. Why people think he is the way is beyond me. Are they all mindless sheep?— Stuart Groten (@StuartGroten) December 14, 2018
2 White Terrorists Charged With Hate Crime For Harassing Black Woman was originally published on newsone.com