Some people think they can get away with doing terrible things.
Take, for instance, James Rhodes from Ohio, who believed he could yell racial slurs and openly threaten a Black Door Dash driver and not be arrested for it.
The Door Dash driver, who remains anonymous, appeared in the Wyndham Ridge Apartments complex in Stow, Ohio, on April 17, alongside her two-year-old daughter. The driver was working, delivering food to someone in the complex.
It began when the two drivers stopped at a Stop sign, where Rhodes idled longer than would be ideal. The Door Dasher, who was on a motorcycle, decided to go around Rhodes and drive ahead of him.
Rhodes allegedly followed the motorist, and the next time they stopped, Rhodes made a move to approach the Door Dasher.
The driver began recording a video on her phone when Rhodes stepped out of his vehicle, and later posted the video online, where it quickly went viral.
You can watch the video here:
WARNING: racial slurs, explicit language, physical threats
BREAKING: James Rhodes of Stow, OH was just arrested & charged with aggravated menacing & ethnic intimidation (felo… https://t.co/4nRI9daFlL— David Begnaud (@David Begnaud) 1619552880.0
In the video, Rhodes can be heard saying a variety of racial slurs, expletives and threats of physical violence.
Rhodes said as he approached the car:
"Hey, get the f**k out of here. Get the f**k out of here."
"I pay a thousand dollars a month here. You make a thousand dollars in two months. F**k you."
The Door Dash driver challenged:
"How do you know that?"
"You're a dumb Black f**king [n-word] bitchh. F**k you!"
When the Door Dash driver asked for his name, Rhodes replied:
"Yeah. I'm racist, and I'm a racist motherf**ker."
"I got an AK-47 right now in my f**king goddamn car. I'll blow your f**king head off."
"I'm f**king tired of you [n-word]s. I'm tired of you [n-word]s."
Onlookers spoke up and told him to stop, to which he replied:
"What are they gonna do, come arrest me?"
Viewers were disgusted by Rhodes' behavior.
@DavidBegnaud @xtrixcyclex I'm still trying to figure out WHY he thinks $1,000 a month means he is better than anyo… https://t.co/LryXCuuOmg— Von Von (@Von Von) 1619564988.0
@DavidBegnaud My heart goes out to this woman who was just working trying to provide for her family. My heart goes… https://t.co/HwJdTnggBR— 𝕄𝕖𝕣𝕣𝕪𝔾𝕙𝕠𝕦𝕝𝕖𝕕 (@𝕄𝕖𝕣𝕣𝕪𝔾𝕙𝕠𝕦𝕝𝕖𝕕) 1619553985.0
@DavidBegnaud How many incidents just like this are happening every day without the victims being lucky enough to c… https://t.co/v5etVTAkWG— DefiantGuerilla ✊🏿+✊🏻🌊🇵🇷 🏳️🌈 🇺🇸 ❄️ (@DefiantGuerilla ✊🏿+✊🏻🌊🇵🇷 🏳️🌈 🇺🇸 ❄️) 1619570106.0
@DavidBegnaud @CBSNews Sickening. Oh, and he pays $1000/mo. Wow, impressive.😂 Who are these people and how did they… https://t.co/RR0UB5hrpx— Lorie Tallarico (@Lorie Tallarico) 1619555790.0
The apartment complex where Rhodes lives, Wyndham Ridge Apartments, elected to begin the process of evicting him, given the threatening nature of his behavior.
Despite believing nothing could happen to him, Rhodes was arrested and charged with aggravated menacing and ethnic intimidation.