Macy’s DEFENDS white employee who was ruthlessly beaten for allegedly calling a black customer the word n while on the phone and stated that the attack was ‘not provoked’
- The shocking video was filmed at Macy’s store at the Genesee Valley Center in the township of Flint on Monday and has since been circulated on social media.
- The short clip shows the black man hitting the white man in the face for calling him “ n ***** ”
- Man beaten has now been identified by police as a store employee
- Macy said in a statement on Friday that the attack was “ not provoked ”
- Police still looking for the man who allegedly perpetrated the attack and a second man who videotaped it
- Social media accounts of local rapper FT Quay, who released the video, were deleted on Friday
A white man shown in a viral video beaten by a black man for allegedly calling the word n in the middle of a Michigan Macy’s was identified as a store employee.
Macy’s released a statement Friday in which the company said the attack was “not provoked” while police were looking for the two other men involved who had fled the scene.
The shocking video was released on Monday showing Macy’s employee punched in the face at the Genesee Valley Center in the township of Flint.
Local rapper FT Quay shared the video on Facebook and claimed that he and a “ brother ” went to the mall and asked a man on the phone for a shirt size.
The shocking video was filmed at Macy’s store at the Genesee Valley Center in the township of Flint and circulated on social media. The man attacked was a store employee
He said the employee answered them and returned to his phone call, where he allegedly said to someone on the phone “just a few n **** r”, which brought the black man to him jump on.
The time the employee allegedly used the racial saying does not appear in the short clip.
Macy’s has now said the attack was “not provoked” and said it was helping the authorities identify the man shown hitting the employee in the video and the man who was filming it.
FT Quay’s social media went offline on Friday.
“ We are deeply saddened by the incident that occurred on Monday, June 15 at Macy’s Genesee Valley, because the safety of Macy’s customers and colleagues is our top priority, ” said Andrea Schwartz, Senior Director of Relations with the media for Macy’s. MLive-The Flint Journal.
“Violence in the workplace, whatever it is, is unacceptable. All the documents for the evening have been reviewed and it is clear that the attack was not provoked.
“We are working closely with local authorities on this investigation, and will provide them with any further comments on the matter by policy.”
The company did not mention that the man seen being hit in the video was an employee, but that was later revealed by local law enforcement.
Police confirmed that they were investigating the video on Friday after it was widely distributed on social media.
“We are looking for them right now,” township police lieutenant Brad Wangler told MLive.
Local rapper FT Quay shared the video on Facebook and claimed that the attack started after the employee told someone on the phone “ nobody just a few **** ” when he told him ask a question. Macy said on Friday that the attack was not provoked
“It is not something that has been put on the back burner. We want to know what happened. “
Police said they were called to the scene at around 5:45 p.m. Monday.
“The officers learned that a store employee had been attacked by a young black man who had fled the area with a second individual after the attack,” they said in a statement on Friday.
“A store surveillance video confirmed the assault on the employee. Investigators also learned that the assault was recorded by the second person and shared on social media.
Local rapper FT Quay shared the video on Facebook on Monday and said the clip was not the entire video. Racist insult used by employee is not heard
Lt. Brad Wangler of Flint Township said they are investigating the incident, but no one is currently in detention. Police responded to reports of an assault at 5:45 p.m. Monday.
The short video shared by FT Quay shows the man punching himself in the face, the unsuspecting man immediately asking him, “ Why are you doing this? ”
As the man on the ground extends his arm to keep the angry man away, the attacker strikes him again and tells him not to touch him.
At this point, the employee says to the black man, “I didn’t touch you … I’m sorry,” as the assailant repeatedly strikes him.
Lt. Brad Wangler of Flint Township said they are investigating the incident, but no one is currently in detention.
A spokesperson for Macy added that they had strengthened store security after the incident.
Police are urging anyone with information to contact Detective Hart at 810-600-3250, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-JAIL (5245) or visit www.crimestoppersoffint.com.