Fla. Man Charged After Shouting Racial Slurs, Threatening Motorists With Wrench

Travis Thompson, 18, was arrested Monday after authorities say video showed him threatening motorists with a large socket wrench.

Scene from a video of a Nov. 11, 2016, incident showing a man police say is 18-year-old Travis Thompson threatening motorists with a baseball bat
Scene from a video of a Nov. 11, 2016, incident showing a man police say is 18-year-old Travis Thompson threatening motorists with a baseball bat Facebook

An 18-year-old Florida man has been arrested and charged with a felony after video showed him threatening a motorist and shouting racial slurs, officials say.

Travis Thompson was arrested Monday and charged with improper exhibition of a firearm or dangerous weapon, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Police began investigating the incident, which was recorded and posted to Facebook on Nov. 11. The video apparently shows Thompson exiting his girlfriend’s truck, which is plastered with Confederate flags and Donald Trump bumper stickers, and threatening motorists with a large socket wrench. Another video seems to show Thompson threatening people with a baseball bat.

In both instances, Thompson allegedly shouted racial slurs. No one was injured in the encounter.

Read more at the Orlando Sentinel.

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