The white man, who was openly drinking a can of Lime-A-Rita on the L train as it barreled through the tunnel toward Brooklyn just before 2 p.m. on Saturday, was already in the middle of a fit when rider Joshua Pyne turned a camera on him and caught him yelling about his First Amendment rights.
The video, which reportedly picks up a few seconds after the man shouted "stupid n-gger" at the group of young men, shows him clutching a can of Bud Light Lime-A-Rita and repeatedly yelling the n-word. I went to NYU Law! He repeatedly uttered the N-word.
As the racist tirade continues, he is confronted by several straphangers, who eventually push him onto the platform at Bedford Avenue.
Passengers surround him and, as the train comes to the station, attempt to force him out of the auto.
As the train pulls into the Bedford Avenue stop, a small group begins pushing the man off the train, who in turn continuously tries to reboard.
He makes multiple attempts to reenter the train auto, but passengers standing near the doors block his way and repeatedly push him back off.
"Understandably, this woman of color and a couple other folks as you can see in the video, call the guy out".
Before Pyne started up his camera, the man got into a spat with a group of black teenagers at the 1st Avenue stop, he said.
Gothamist spoke to a passenger who described the experience, saying it began over a dispute about personal space. "The guy didn't seem to be falling-down drunk but was ... clearly belligerent". A spokesperson with the NYPD said there were no records of anyone who matched his description being arrested at the station.