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Idaho man screams ‘half-breeds’ and ‘f*ggots’ at teens eating ice cream at McDonalds

Idaho man screams ‘half-breeds’ and ‘f*ggots’ at teens eating ice cream at McDonalds

Richard Sovenski in Idaho yelling at a group of teens

Police in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho arrested a man after he verbally assaulted and harassed a group of teens eating ice cream at a McDonalds on 12 July.

Authorities arrested Richard Sovenski, 52, on one count of misdemeanor battery and one felony count of malicious harassment under Idaho’s hate crime statute.

The state’s Title 19, Chapter 79 reads: ‘It shall be unlawful for any person, maliciously and with the specific intent to intimidate or harass another person because of that person’s race, color, religion, ancestry, or national origin.’

According to the Pacific Northwest newspaper Inlander, the group of teens were from a Spokane, Washington youth group. They had traveled to the state to see a guest preacher.

A woman with Sovenski told police the kids were ‘being rude’ and ‘causing a disturbance’.

Youth group leader Jose Ceniceros, however, says otherwise. He reported that Sovenski punched him as they were leaving the fast-food chain and then Ceniceros began recording.

Warning: The following video contains slurs and violent language.

A horrifying encounter

In the video, Sovenski yells at the teenagers: ‘I will f**k you up in a f**kin’ heartbeat you f**kin’ little f*ggot. Oh you f**k you, you f**kin’ half breed.’

Another man, wearing American flag shorts, keeps pushing Sovenski back. Near the end of the exchange, though, he grabs his genitals and gestures at the kids.

When one of the girls takes issue with the word ‘f*ggot’, she yells back. Then, before the video ends, Sovenski shouts: ‘Get the f**k out of Idaho. F**k you, you f**kin’ half breeds.’

Police arrested Sovenski five days after the crime, as he fled the scene before they arrived.

H/t: Inlander

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