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DALLAS, Texas (PIX11) — An angry man was taken away in handcuffs at a Dallas airport after attacking another man who he believed is gay, video of the incident shows.
The unidentified man is caught on camera approaching another man who is wearing a pink shirt. He tries to snatch the man’s phone, but ends up walking away to take his jacket off.
After removing his jacket, the man approaches other people in the airport. Somebody asks him why he is so upset and the man immediately responds.
“Queers is what I’m upset about. This f****t right here,” he says.
He ends up kicking the pink shirt man — who is standing nearby with his phone — in the groin area and then punches him on the head before getting tackled by bystanders.
The man is handcuffed by authorities and eventually explains his actions.
“Because this is America. That’s why. The same reason you get to live, to breathe, to walk black,” he says while being held down to the ground.
According to WFAA, the man was arrested, but the airport’s spokesperson would not comment further on details of the incident.
The video was published to Youtube by Andrew Kennedy Oct. 23 and has since been viewed more than 1.8 million times.
Kennedy’s brother, Neal, who was interviewed at the end of the video, says he hopes the man was under the influence of some kind of substance.
“Because if he wasn’t and that’s his true personality, then he’s gonna have a long road in front of him.”