When you’re caught in a racist rant, there is only one thing to do: steal the evidence and run away!
While riding the Toronto Transit, Margaret Anthony heard a young woman screaming “Go back to China!” at another woman. In the video uploaded to YouTube, the verbal assailant could be heard clear across the train car.
The victim took out her phone and began to record the racist rant.
“I noticed there was a bit of a kerfuffle and I could hear a young girl essentially screaming ‘Go back to China!” Anthony explained in an interview. “My blood was boiling, so I did what I thought was right and I pressed the emergency alarm.”
Really sad to see this in Toronto, but I am happy to see someone actually speaking up on behalf of the victim…. so many times people just stand by and let it happen
— Lauren Peterson (@petersonlaurenk) July 30, 2018
Anthony also broke out her phone and started recording, which the attacker was less-than-pleased with. The shocking footage shows the young racist chasing down her victim, grabbing at her phone to try and delete the video of her racist rant.
It's great to see a bystander stood up for a stranger,
— Ish MMA (@Ish_Metal) July 30, 2018
Anthony confronted the assailant with phone in hand, also recording every moment of the exchange. Still, the attacker kept going for her victim’s phone, yelling “I just want her to delete the video of me.”
I certainly don't recognize Toronto anymore. I want a nice and welcome Toronto back.
— Robert Xiang (@rrxiang) July 30, 2018
After grabbing hold of the phone, the racist woman runs off as Anthony threatens to call the police. When police arrived on the scene, the woman—and phone—were gone.
According to authorities, they are treating the incident as a robbery and made no mention of treating it as an assault.
Hopefully they’ll identify the racist brat and arrest her. If she learns nothing else, perhaps she’ll think twice before opening her mouth again. Words matter! Words can hurt and once given can’t be taken back.
— Cherrylann St.John (@csstjohn) July 31, 2018
This incident comes on the heels of another racially-fueled incident that unfolded in Toronto’s Jack Layton Ferry Terminal. That assailant, 50-year-old Lombray Ball, is now facing hate crime charges.
I don’t know where this happened at. Some people say America and some people say Toronto. Muslim go through this around the world. Twitter please do your thing and let’s find the racist bigot. Omar, I’m so sorry this happened to you and your family but we got you. pic.twitter.com/cCaFqThds8
— sara (@jadoforchange) July 25, 2018
— Leo Rautins (@LeoRautins) July 30, 2018
The fact that I've seen these type of news more than 4+ this week is getting ridiculous. I'm almost stunned how people think this is okay to do, and cry wolf that being exposed has 'ruined their life.'
— Maureen (@maarsnl) August 1, 2018
The woman in the Toronto Transit incident has not yet been identified or apprehended.