The two white men, identified by police as 22-year-old Dylan Reynolds and 24-year-old Michael Walters, are wanted on hate crime charges after they allegedly racially harassed a black woman while shopping at a Wal-Mart store in Louisiana, reported the News Star.
Police say the men “terrorized” the woman “for no apparent reason” as she was attempting to load purchases into her vehicle. The entire incident was captured the incident on surveillance video.
“While in the parking lot the victim was yelled at and called a “n*gger,” police said in a report. “The female rushed the items in her vehicle and tried to escape the two white males while they were yelling racial slurs at her.”
As the woman attempted to flee in her vehicle, one of the men chased her on foot while pushing an empty shopping cart. He then “violently” slammed the cart into the rear of her vehicle when she slowed down for a speed bump.
Police said the cart caused more than $1,000 in damage to her vehicle.
The two men were seen getting into a dark gray Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck before fleeing the area at a high rate of speed.
The Dodge truck was also spotted on Reynolds’ Facebook page.
Both men reportedly climbed into a dark gray Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck and fled the area at a high rate of speed.
The following information was released by police on Wednesday afternoon:
“On 11/29/2018 the West Monroe Police Department was dispatched to Walmart (1025 Glenwood Drive West Monroe, LA) in reference to a disturbance/property damage call for service. Upon arrival, it was learned a black female victim was terrorized while exiting the store in the parking lot area of the business for no apparent reason. While the victim was leaving the store and attempting to load her purchased items in her vehicle, she was confronted by two white males. While in the parking lot the victim was yelled at and called a “n- – – – -”. The female rushed the items in her vehicle and tried to escape the two white males while they were yelling racial slurs at her. As the victim fled the scene in her vehicle, one of the two white males chased after her on foot while pushing an empty shopping cart. The male violently crashed the shopping cart into the rear end area of the victim’s vehicle as she slowed for “speed bumps” in the parking lot near the front entrance area of the business. That aggravated damage to the victim’s vehicle not only caused her over one thousand dollars in damages to her vehicle but put her safety at risk while driving away from the two aggressors as well. After the damages were performed, both males got into a dark gray Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck and fled the area at a high rate of speed.
“The above-mentioned actions were captured on the Walmart Supercenter’s security footage. The two suspects were identified by social media, anonymous callers, and their personal Facebook pages. The suspects in this investigation are Dylan Reynolds and Michael Walters. The Dodge truck used by the suspects was also located on Reynolds’ Facebook page and identified to be the same vehicle.”