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A disturbing incident involving a white Florida man caught on camera verbally attacking a black Popeyes worker with racial slurs has taken a new turn, Your Content has learned.
The man, identified as Colton Norsworthy, 32, has now been charged with domestic abuse, shedding light on his troubled past.
The incident unfolded at a Popeyes restaurant located in Okeechobee, Florida, where Norsworthy unleashed a racist tirade against the black employees.
The confrontation was captured in a viral video, drawing widespread condemnation.
Initially claiming that the black employee had insulted him, Norsworthy reluctantly admitted to using a racial slur against her when pressed by the manager.
He proceeded to verbally threaten violence, including a chilling threat to hang her from a tree.
As the incident escalated, Norsworthy proclaimed his superiority based on his race before leaving the establishment.
Popeyes officials have expressed their support for the affected franchise and are actively reviewing measures to assist their employees in dealing with such negative encounters.
However, the spotlight on Norsworthy has also revealed his troubling criminal history.
A search of his records uncovered multiple charges, including a serious felony charge of domestic battery by strangulation. Additionally, he faced accusations of obstructing justice and tampering in a third-degree felony proceeding.
The revelation of Norsworthy’s past offenses has further underscored the urgency of addressing racial discrimination and domestic violence in society.
This incident serves as a reminder of the ongoing struggle against bigotry and the need to hold individuals accountable for their actions, according to The Daily Advent.