‘N*ggers!’ Islam Elmasory Portland halal food cart worker is arrested after verbally and physically assaulting black customer, Carlotta Washington after she asked to pay in quarters.
A Portland, Oregon food cart worker has been arrested after verbally and physically assaulting a black female customer after attempting to pay in loose change.
Booked was Islam Elmasory, 38. after the vendor took exception with Carlotta Washington after asking if she could pay in quarters, with the man berating her, calling her the n word and even throwing items at her, including a Gatorade bottle.
In video since gone viral, Elmasory is seen telling Washington to “get the f–k away” from his halal cart, before throwing a Gatorade bottle at her.
Washington claims Elmasry then spraying her with Sriracha chili sauce, although that part of the altercation does not appear in the video.
‘It was in my eyes and all on my skin. It was burning terribly,’ told Washington via the Willamette Week.
According to witness Rachel Good, she approached the cart right after the initial assault and found the victim’s shirt, face, and shoulders covered with Sriracha.
Following the assault, Washington asked eyewitnesses to call the police.
Elmasry was booked into Multnomah County jail for misdemeanor harassment and assault. Bail was set at $4,000.
A woman says she was physically assaulted by employee while trying to get food at Small Pharaoh’s food cart at SW 5th and Stark. Hear from the woman tonight at 11 on @KOINNews on what she calls this a hate crime. #koin6news pic.twitter.com/0hPaSaZHIZ
— Velena Jones (@velenajones) June 7, 2018
And then there were these sample comments on social media that caught this author’s attention, see what you think?
‘Did this really start over quarters and an alleged racial slur? I’m rather surprised. What’s his side of the story?”
‘Let me get this straight. A guy named “Islam” called a woman the n word in America?’
‘Came here for all the racist, ignorant, idiot comments. Not disappointed.’
‘Oh look! A food cart that needs to go out of business today!’