According to a police report obtained by CNN, McLymore asked the driver what his problem was and Ryan responded, “I thought you were letting me go in front of you.”
The entire incident spanned three different locations and lasted about 10-15 分钟, according to McLymore, and during the dispute, Ryan also threatened him with a knife, according to the police report.
“He parked his car and began walking up to mine with a box cutter. He yells to me ‘I’ll cut you, you f**king n***er,” McLymore said when describing the initial interaction to CNN, which McLymore did not record.
McLymore said he then attempted to avoid further escalating the incident by driving off and parking in the parking lot of a Chinese restaurant but Ryan followed him.
“I was in shock, I couldn’t believe it was happening to me and I’ve lived here for 45 年份, nothing like this has ever happened,” McLymore said.
After driving out of the parking lot, McLymore had one final interaction with Ryan at a stop light, which he also captured on video, 他告诉CNN.
在视频中, Ryan approaches the passenger side of the car with what appears to be a knife and once again threatens to stab him.
Ryan was arrested and charged with menacing second-degree as hate crime, which is a Class E felony, 法庭记录显示.
“先生. Ryan will be held accountable for his criminal actions and deplorable speech. His racists (原文如此) threats were not only harmful to the victim in the case, but echoes deep within our city,” Newburgh Police Chief Anthony Geraci added.
在给CNN的声明中, New York State Police spokesman Trooper Steven Nevel said that Ryan is not a state trooper in New York, nor is he affiliated with “any law enforcement agencies.”
Ryan pleaded not guilty during his arraignment, 法庭记录显示.
CNN has reached out to Ryan’s attorney for comment.