Rory French has been identified as the shaved-headed racist in a shocking video that shows him repeatedly using the N-word and threatening to kill an African American restaurant employee in Washington.
According to reports, the incident — which was partially recorded on video — occurred at the Denny’s restaurant in Parkland, Washington on October 9.
The charges filed against French state that the 41-year-old shouted racial slurs and threatened to kill an unnamed African American male Denny’s employee.
Before authorities arrived, French was subdued by an unnamed good samaritan in the restaurant, who restrained French until police officers arrived to take him into custody.
Despite the presence of police officers, French “still wasn’t cooperative” and assaulted one of the responding officers, Pierce County Sheriff’s Detective Ed Troyer said.
French allegedly spotted the employee on a break seated at a corner table in the restaurant and confronted him calling him the n-word. He then threatened the man, yelling, “you are going down n*****”, chasing the victim and continuing to shout racial slurs including, “I am going to kill you n*****”, according to a probable cause affidavit.
“He was actually going after somebody because of their race, but then it became a fight with anybody and anything,” said Sheriff’s Detective Ed Troyer.
“When it’s race motivated, that makes it a crime,” said Troyer. “And he met all those circumstances. Whether he was in his right frame of mine, we’ll have to wait and see.”
A report from The News Tribune says that the good samaritan, who had just “sat down to eat his chicken-fried steak breakfast” saw French yell “at the cook for no reason” before he was forced to intervene to prevent the potential attack.
French, who was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation, has been charged with malicious harassment, assault, and resisting arrest. It is unclear when his next court date is scheduled for.