Racist tirade in Abbotsford parking lot prompts investigation

Police investigating after man filmed hurling racist abuse in Abbotsford parking lot.

Abbotsford Police are investigating after a man's racist tirade was caught on video.

Video courtesy of CTV

Abbotsford Police are investigating after a man’s racist parking lot tirade was caught on video.

The video, which began making the rounds Sunday evening on social media, shows the owner of a large pick-up truck telling a man holding a camera to “go back to India” and hurling a range of abuse about the videographer’s heritage.

Police say the incident occurred near the intersection of Pauline Street and South Fraser Way, in a parking lot near the old Abbotsford community library. A parking attendant was writing a ticket for a vehicle in a reserved spot, when an occupant of the vehicle got angry. A passerby recorded the video, at which point the man turned his anger on the person with the camera, at one point yelling “White Power motherf—–.”

Police say they have identified the man involved and made contact with the BC Hate Crimes unit. Const. Ian MacDonald said they are also looking into what came before the events recorded on the camera.

No charges have been laid yet.

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