Note to stroller-pushing parents: Do not — repeat, do not — run into joggers with your wheeled baby-carrying device.
Why? Because it could result in a confrontation of epic proportions.
This was apparently how such an incident started on the streets of Brooklyn, developing into a curse-word laden video that even got into the issue of “white privilege.”
Though we can’t see exactly how the situation started based on the video, we do see two men verbally going at it while a woman stood off to the side with a stroller.
“All I said was excuse me,” a man in running shorts and a long-sleeve white shirt shouted, as a uniformed police officer or security guard held him back.
“Don’t f***ing come at me. I’ll kill you,” this man said to the other man.
“You’re messing with the wrong guy, I fight for a living,” he continued, seemingly undeterred by the uniformed officer as he continued to make his threats, accusing the other man. “When you push your stroller into people, your baby could get hurt. Your baby could get hurt.”
Then the heated jogger accused the father of being a baby himself.
“I fight babies like you, baby,” he said, the cop/security guard continuing to try and stand between the two men.
“You’re new in the neighborhood. I’ve been in this neighborhood. The only reason white people like you are living here is because I settled this f***ing neighborhood for you. … Don’t push your stroller into my leg.”
Those standing around watching the scene could be heard laughing at him and said “thank you, white guy” at these latest comments.
When the mom got involved calling him a “sick f***,” the man pointed at her and yelled “white privilege, white f***ing privilege!”
“You pushed your stroller right into me and all I said was ‘Excuse you.’ And then you said, ‘F*** you. F*** you.’ F*** you, you white trash,” the man continued. “You f***ing white trash.”
And that’s where the video cuts off, with both parties and the officer still hanging around the Brooklyn street.
Watch the footage:
Some people have pointed out that the man ranting about white privilege also appears to be white.
The local Patch website reported that the man who filmed the incident, 24-year-old Luis Solares, said he was working on a construction site across the way. As for the man’s “settling” comments, Solares called them “outrageous.”
“He seems to have his own distorted views on what Brooklyn is, so that’s what he thinks. That’s his opinion,” Solares told Patch. “Some people actually think they are the settlers of Brooklyn. It’s one of those unspoken things. But now it’s actually being said.”
This story has been updated to correct a typo in the headline.