A white woman was caught on video shouting racist slurs at an Asian employee working at a California post office, video shows.
Video shows the unidentified woman using anti-Asian slurs while arguing with a USPS employee Thursday at a post office in Los Altos, where a customer standing behind her recorded the hateful interaction as another customer called police, according to the 90-second clip.
“Can’t you just do your job?” the woman yelled at the employee.
“It’s simple. A letter was certified return receipt – I don’t need to hear all this other stuff that you want to try to dictate to me,” she said. “I’ve been in this country for 38 years, I think I should know what I’m doing.”
The woman then muttered “chi–k” as she continued to complete her transaction, prompting two other customers nearby to denounce the slur.
“Hey, not appropriate!” one woman said. “Absolutely not!”
“Whoa, whoa, that is not acceptable, that’s not acceptable,” another customer said. “She said chi–k. You might need to go somewhere.”
Another customer can be then heard calling Los Altos police, saying a woman is “screaming loudly” while yelling racial slurs at the post office.
The woman then calls the postal worker a “bitch” before hurling the racial slur once again as she walks out.
“Oh my God!” one man said. “Get out of here! Bye, Karen! Oh my God. Wow – terrible lady.”
“We are all humans and we should respect each other as such,” Tyler Brumfield, who recorded the incident, told KGO. “Because someone is different or has different melanin doesn’t mean we have to disregard the humanity of that particular person.”
A US Postal Service spokesman condemned the footage, saying in a statement to ABC News that all of its employees deserve respect.
“No employee should have to suffer any abuse by a customer, and we have every right to refuse service to anyone who is abusive,” USPS spokesman Augustine Ruiz said.