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Man who took viral McDonald's video has criminal past



Myrtle Beach, SC (WPDE) — It is a video that still has people all over the world talking about Myrtle Beach and McDonald's and not all of them in a good way.

Yossi Gallo Galimidi posted the video to Facebook showing a Myrtle Beach officer asking a homeless man trespassing at a McDonald's to leave.

"I see all these thousands of comments that are very disgusting toward her and I don't think it's her problem. I don't think she did anything wrong. She had a task, that's what's she's there for, and I have nothing against her," Galamidi told WPDE's media partner The Sun News.

But the video is still up on Galimidi's Facebook page and now has almost 1.8 million shares.

The Myrtle Beach Police Department's Facebook page is still receiving thousands of comments from people all over the world asking for the officer involved in the video to be fired.

Galamidi has a history with law enforcement.

Lake Charles, Louisiana station KPLC shared with ABC 15 that he has been arrested for unlawful sale, purchase or possession of tobacco products, selling cigars and vapor products without a permit, illegal sale of paraphanelia, and illegal use of currency.

According to the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner, he also owes thousands of dollars in back taxes.

WPDE looked on Horry County's tax payment page and found a man named Yossi Galimidi did not pay taxes in 2011, 2012, or 2013.

Galamidi told The Sun News that his legal problems have been resolved.

ABC 15 has reached out to Galamidi for comment and has not heard back.

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