According to police, a man was arrested on hate crime charges after a TikTok video showed him making homophobic and racist remarks toward a Korean American man and woman dining at a California In-N-Out Burger.
Jordan Douglas Krah, 40, of Denver, was arrested by San Ramon police on Monday and booked at the Martinez Detention Facility on two counts of committing a hate crime, according to a news release.
The arrest stems from an incident on Christmas Eve at a San Ramon In-N-Out Burger. Arine Kim and her friend Elliot Ha were filming a TikTok video of Ha’s reaction to Kim’s food order, which she posted in the video’s caption.
According to police, Krah approached Ha and Kim “unprovoked and engaged in a homophobic and racist rant.” The encounter made Ha and Kim “fear for their safety,” according to police.
Kim asked her friend in the video if he had ever tried a “light-well fry.” Krah cut him off before he could respond, asking if they were filming themselves eating. When Ha replied that they were, Krah referred to them as “weird homosexuals.”
Krah threatened to spit in Ha’s face and called him a homophobic slur at one point in the video.
“I’ll see you out there in a minute,” Krah said in the video.
Because of Krah’s threats, Ha and Kim waited for the restaurant to close before having workers walk them to their car, according to NBC Bay Area.
Tuesday, In-N-Out Burger did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Kim told NBC Bay Area that she has been the target of other racist attacks and decided to share her experience in the hopes that others will take it seriously.
Krah is still being held. It is unclear whether he has retained counsel to speak on his behalf.