Karma Strikes: Plumber Fired for Racist Road Rage

In a burst of racist road rage caught on video, an Oregon man hurled insults at other drivers.  The driver was so focused on his racism, he forgot to keep his eyes on the road.  The video (below) captures his reckless disregard for the safety of fellow drivers, and the feelings of fellow human beings.

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Susan Khalaf, one of the victims, caught the racist road rage on her cell phone.  She posted the video to her Facebook page, and it soon went viral.  Khalaf posted:

Feel free to shame the racism and ignorance. I can only hope and wish for peace one day.

Khalaf said the outpouring of love and support she received from strangers after posting the video proved to her there was more good than bad in the world.

The video shows the man pulling up to drivers and hurling Hispanic slurs at them.

Some justice has already been served, however, as the driver’s road rage cost him his job.  As a result of the video going viral, the driver was identified.  The owner of the plumbing company recognized one of his employees, and disgusted by his actions, terminated him.  He apologized to Susan Khalaf, and issued a statement:

First of all, this is a very upsetting situation. Under no circumstances do I personally nor do we as a company condone the use of abusive language of any kind to anyone.

Police also plan on contacting the driver.

Frank Casale is writer, academic, and investigator of all things odd.