A Texas man sprayed a lady with a hose in a now-viral video after she allegedly yelled, “White Lives Matter!” and berated a neighbor over a Black Lives Matter flag in her yard.
Ian Doherty, of southwest Austin, mentioned the incident unfolded Oct. 7 when a lady parked in the course of the road and flew right into a 30-minute tirade as a result of his neighbor’s Black Lives Matter flag was extra seen than the American flag — in addition to a slew of unrelated gripes, KXAN-TV reported.
Doherty mentioned he went exterior and requested the lady to cease yelling, to no avail.
“She told me where to stuff it,” Doherty informed the native station. “I don’t remember her exact words, but she swore at me, yelled at me, and then I blew it off.”
So Doherty determined to get out his hose and sprinkler head, which he initially pointed within the route of the lady’s automotive, hoping she’d resolve to depart, the outlet reported.
The act as an alternative prompted the lady to stroll onto his garden.
The video clip, posted to Fb, begins with the 2 squaring off for a number of seconds, as Doherty asks the lady to get off his property.
The girl will be heard saying, “Turn that damn thing off” and “If you spray me…,” seconds earlier than Doherty turns the hose on her.
“She adopts a really aggressive stance, and she told me to turn my water hose off, and I just wasn’t going to do it,” Doherty informed the outlet. “I’m on my property, and she was being ridiculous and abusive and saying the worst things for half an hour. I’m not going to back down on my property.”
The girl is then proven slipping on the curb, earlier than getting again up, as she tries to seize a maintain of the hose.
“Now I think maybe we should call somebody,” somebody will be heard saying within the background.
Austin police responded to the scene a short while later, however no fees have been filed, in response to the report.
The girl proven within the video didn’t wish to touch upon the report to KXAN.
However her lawyer despatched a letter to the station Thursday saying, “The online article is filled with half-truths and flat out deceptive statements,” with out elaborating.
“The neighbors have all made peace with one another and there is nothing to be gained by stirring things up again,” the lawyer wrote.
The neighbor initially focused within the rant informed the outlet that she “would have responded better” if the lady mentioned, ‘Oh hey, by the best way, your flags are up flawed.’”
Doherty informed the outlet he’s nervous about how a lot consideration the video has acquired, however mentioned folks “have to stand up to bullies and racism, in general.”
“I’m not calling her a racist, I’m not making any attacks against the woman, but she was being antagonistic and a bully, for sure,” he mentioned. “I heard her scream ‘white lives matter,’ and just being ugly in general. I’ve got no time for that. I’m glad I did what I did.”