Fredric Allan Shinerock, an 80-year-old white man, has been arrested in Los Angeles after he was filmed verbally and physically assaulting a young black woman in the performing arts complex parking lot at Santa Monica College on Tuesday, May 1.
According to the Twitter video, the incident was a result of a “bad parking job” as cell phone footage shows the unidentified woman’s car taking up more than one spot in the parking lot. Shinerock then proceeded to call her the N-word while assaulting her. Shinerock also said: “You don’t belong here, go back to south LA.”
The incident was captured on video by Enrique Conde, a college student. Shinerock was arrested and the woman was evaluated by paramedics at the scene but not transported to the hospital for treatment.
“A bad parking job was enough to send this old guy on a racist tirade yesterday afternoon in the parking lot of the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. In addition to the slurs, the man was yelling “Go back to South LA” and that the lady “didn’t belong here.”
According to KTLA, Shinerock said he was at The Broad Stage to attend an opera performance but declined to comment further.
Santa Monica College President Kathryn E. Jeffery issued a statement saying there was no room for hate at the college.
“Santa Monica College is an institution that prides itself on inclusivity and diversity and we will continue to do our utmost to uphold our commitment to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment. We will take immediate and evident action to reinforce to our students, college community, and guests that there is no room for hate at Santa Monica College.”
A spokesperson for Santa Monica College identified the man in the video as 80-year-old Fredric Allan Shinerock. He was taken into custody, cited and released on the scene.