Man Arrested For Harassing Asian Couple in Viral Hate Crime Video
Jordan Douglas Krah, 40, of Florida, is in the Contra Costa County Jail in California. He was charged with a hate crime after a video of him harassing Asian customers at an In-N-Out Burger in California went viral.
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Krah is seen in the video approaching an Asian vlogging couple Arine Gabrielle Kim, and her male friend Elliot Ha were recording themselves at the restaurant in San Ramon on Christmas Eve when Krah walked up to them.
In the video, you can hear Krah say:
“You’re filming yourself eating? You’re weird homosexuals,” the man says, causing the pair to laugh nervously. “Are you Japanese or Korean? Are you Kim Jong Un’s boyfriend? You have gay sex with him?”
Ha responds by asking Krah if he could invite him to a meal, but Kim repeatedly says, “Stop!” fearing it will only escalate the situation.
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Krah then threatens to spit in the couple’s faces, but they try to ignore him. Krah returns and refers to himself as a slave master before making a homophobic slur at Ha.
Krah then makes a veiled threat to the pair, saying, “See you outside in a minute.”
Kim told KRON 4 News that Krah also harassed other people of color and continued to gesture at the couple as he smoked outside.
They decided to wait until the restaurant closed before leaving, asking employees to check outside to be sure he was gone. Kim said she was grateful the workers ensured they got to their car safely.
The pair uploaded the video to TikTok, and since it was posted Saturday, it has garnered millions of views and tens of thousands of comments. The video also caught the attention of San Ramon Police Chief Denton Carlson, who shared the video and asked his friends to reach out to him so he could investigate.
“We will continue to take swift and diligent legal action against acts of hate to help create an inclusive place for all to live, work, and visit,” police said in a statement Monday.
Someone recognized Krah from the video, and he was arrested and transported to the Contra Costa County Jail, charged with a hate crime.
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