Macy’s DEFENDS the white employee who was mercilessly beaten for allegedly calling a black shopper the n-word while on the phone and says the attack was ‘unprovoked’
- The shocking video was filmed at the Macy’s store at the Genesee Valley Center in Flint Township Monday and has since circulated around social media
- The brief clip shows the black man punching the white man in the face for allegedly calling him a ‘n*****’
- The man punched has now been identified by police as a store employee
- Macy’s claimed in a statement Friday that the attack was ‘unprovoked’
- Police are still searching for the man who allegedly carried out the attack and a second man who filmed it
- Social media accounts for local rapper FT Quay, who posted the video, were disconnected Friday
A white man shown in a viral video being beaten down by a black man for allegedly calling him the n-word in the middle of a Michigan Macy’s has been identified as a store employee.
Macy’s issued a statement Friday in which the company claimed the attack was ‘unprovoked’ as police hunt for the two other men involved who fled the scene.
The shocking video emerged Monday showing the Macy’s employee being pummeled in the face at the Genesee Valley Center in Flint Township.
Local rapper FT Quay shared the video on Facebook and claimed that he and a ‘bro’ went to the mall and asked a man on the phone about a shirt size.
The shocking video was filmed at the Macy’s store at the Genesee Valley Center in Flint Township and has circulated around social media. The man attacked was a store employee
He said the employee answered them and returned to his phone call, where he allegedly told someone on the phone ‘no one just some n****r,’ which resulted in the black man pouncing on him.
The alleged racial slur the employee used is not shown in the short clip.
Macy’s has now claimed that the attack was ‘unprovoked’ and said they are helping authorities in identifying the man shown punching the employee in the video and the man filming it.
FT Quay’s social media was taken offline as of Friday.
‘We are deeply saddened about the incident that took place on Monday (June 15) at Macy’s Genesee Valley as the safety of Macy’s customers and colleagues is our top priority,’ Andrea Schwartz, senior director of media relations for Macy’s, told MLive-The Flint Journal.
‘Violence in the workplace of any kind is unacceptable. All the materials from the evening have been reviewed and it is clear that the attack was unprovoked.
‘We are working closely with local authorities on this investigation, and will defer any further comments about the case to them per policy.’
The company did not mention that the man seen being punched in the video was an employee but this was later revealed by local law enforcement.
Police confirmed they were investigating the video on Friday after it was widely circulated on social media.
‘We are looking for them as we speak,’ township police Lt. Brad Wangler told MLive.
Local rapper FT Quay shared the video on Facebook and claimed the attack began after the employee allegedly told someone on the phone ‘no one just some n****r’ when hey asked him a question. Macy’s claimed in a statement Friday, however, that the attack had been unprovoked
‘It’s not something that’s been put on the back burner. We want to find out what happened.’
Police said they were called to the scene at around 5.45pm on Monday.
‘Officers learned an employee of the store was assaulted by a young black male who fled the scene with a second individual after the assault,’ they said in a statement Friday.
‘Store surveillance video confirmed the assault against the employee. Investigators also learned the assault was recorded by the second individual and shared on social media.’
Local rapper FT Quay took to Facebook shared the video on Monday and claimed that the clip was not the entire video. The alleged racial slur used by the employee is not heard
Flint Township Lt. Brad Wangler said that they are investigating the incident but no one is currently in custody. The police responded to reports of an assault at 5.45 pm Monday
The brief video shared by FT Quay shows the man punching the other in the face, with the unsuspecting man immediately asking, ‘What are you doing that for?’
As the man on the ground extends his arm to keep the angered man away, the assailant punches him again and tells him not to touch him.
At this point, the employee tells the black man ‘I didn’t touch you … I’m sorry’ as the assailant punches him a few more times.
Flint Township Lt. Brad Wangler said that they are investigating the incident but no one is currently in custody.
A Macy’s spokesperson added that they have beefed up security at the store following the incident.
Police urge anyone with information to contact Detective Hart at 810-600-3250, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-JAIL (5245) or go to www.crimestoppersoffint.com.