What is it about shopping that gets racists so worked up all the time? Is it the long lines? Maybe it’s the fact that they’re finally coming face-to-face with the people they hate and can’t hide behind a screen.
A video was recently uploaded by ABC 7 Chicago showing a white Starbucks customer in the middle of a racist and violent tirade.
Cellphone video shows Billy Boucher, 23, yelling at Black customers in a cafe located in the Loop. “Shut up slave! Do not talk to me!” said Boucher. After walking outside, along with a crowd of onlookers, Boucher walks away and comes back only to attempt to spit on a Black man recording him on video after yelling, “Your children are disposable vermin!”
The two nearly come to blows before someone separates them. As the Black customer walks away, Boucher continues to yell, “Get on all fours right now! Get on all fours! Do not walk off on two legs!”
After Boucher also walks away, he’s seen turning back and punching a pedestrian walking past him in the face. That’s when some of the customers, including the one he spit on, run after him and tackle him to the ground. They then checked on the pedestrian who was blindsided with a punch.
Starbucks employees claim that Boucher has been a problem customer in the past, but has never been violent.
“Calling people racist slurs. When I was coming to work, I was not expecting to see that,” said Juan Torres, who works at the Starbucks where the incident happened.
Apparently, this entire incident happened because someone spilled their coffee on him. Raw Story reports that he’s since been charged with three counts of misdemeanor battery.