Black driver slams racist cyclist who accuses him of stealing from his own car
A woman has been accused of racial profiling after she asked a black man sitting in the passenger seat of his car and looking in his glovebox if he had stolen the vehicle.
Stopping her bike on a leafy Bristol street, she walked up to the man and asked him whether he knew the vehicle's registration number.
'You think I'm robbing my own car because I'm black?', he shouts. 'Shut the f*** up and get out of here. Racist.'
'You look like you're rifling through someone's glove box,' the woman says. 'Everything comes down to race now doesn't it. Why do you have to be so?... It's not about race.'
When the man tells her the vehicle's registration number she says 'lovely' and turns to cycle away. But a short while later she returns to tell him that 'if you live round here we should be mates'.
The 60-second clip has gone viral on social media, and has been viewed more than 1.2million times. Its caption says the man was cleaning the seat when the woman approached him.
It begins with the man shouting at the woman. 'This white lady thinks I'm robbing my own car because I'm black,' he yells.
'What's your reg number?', she responds. 'You look like you're rifling through someone's glovebox.'
'That's my flipping car!', he shouts. 'Right, call the police! Call the police!
'Call them right now! You're so racist. Because I'm black you think I'm robbing my own car.'
When he gives his registration number to the woman she says 'lovely' and, after he continues shouting, turns to cycle away.
'I'm just checking. Why do you have to be?... It's nothing about race,' she says.
After swearing at her further, the man says: 'Get out of here. I live in this area. P****. Call the police