Police in Richmond, British Columbia, are investigating after a woman was caught on video yelling racial slurs at an Asian woman and her family over a parking dispute.
The video shows a car parked over the painted, white parking lines and touching the front bumper of the victim’s car.
“You don’t know a damn thing, go back to China where you belong,” the driver, a Caucasian woman later identified as Carla Waldman, says in the video after she was confronted about the incident.
She swears several times before yelling, “We hate you people, go back.”
“Chinky Chinky China lady,” Waldman said followed by harsher criticism.
Richmond RCMP Insp. Sunny Parmar said they are aware of the video and are looking into it, and have contacted everyone involved.
Amy Xu, who filmed the incident, told CBC News that she had visited the mall with her mother and her three-year-old daughter.
Xu said she noticed the cars touching when she returned to the parking lot and waited for the other driver to return to try to resolve the issue.
“She just denied and asked where I’m from,” Xu told CBC. “I said ‘This is not the point, the thing is that we’ve got an accident here.'”
Xu began filming when the woman began yelling and swearing.
“My daughter was so frightened,” she said. “The first thing for me to do was calm down my daughter, not argue with her.
“I’m still mad about this,” Xu said. “My kid was there and this is a really bad example for her. She was frightened and can’t sleep now.”
When CBC News spoke with Waldman by phone, she confirmed her car was touching the other woman’s license plate, but said she does not regret the racist language she used in the video.
“I do not regret anything I said to her because she was a very mean person,” Waldman said.
“I don’t care what they’re calling me. I am not a racist person.”
“In order to ensure the integrity of the investigation and privacy of the individuals involved, we are asking the public to respect the investigative process and refrain from posting any comments on social media” Insp. Sunny Parmar said in a news release.