A viral video has circulated online of a large black man sucker-punching and beating an older Macy’s employee while his accomplice recorded, laughing.
Race-baiter, Tariq Nasheed, posted the video to his Twitter and claimed the employee had called the black man a “n***er while talking on the phone.”
The problem with that narrative, however, is the employee appears to be folding clothing and not talking on his phone in the video.
After reviewing security footage, Macy’s concluded the narrative was a lie and the attack was completely unprovoked.
A statement was released by Macy’s:
We are deeply saddened about the incident that took place on Monday at Macy’s Genesee Valley as the safety of Macy’s customers and colleagues is our top priority. Violence in the workplace of any kind is unacceptable. All the materials from the evening have been reviewed and it is clear that the attack was unprovoked. We are working closely with local authorities on this investigation, and will defer any further comments about the case to them per policy.
Since this event, Macy’s and mall management have added additional security to ensure our customers and colleagues can safely enjoy their shopping experience.
Anyone who has seen the video on social media and knows the identity of the individuals involved are asked to contact Detective Hart (810) 600-3250, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-JAIL (5245).