WASHINGTON (Circa) -- A 24-year-old engineering student at Texas A&M is going viral garnering thousands of views online after a video he posted shows an unidentified man yelling racial insults towards him.
Ali Alghamdi tells HuffPo he was running an errand when he noticed the vehicle in front of him run past a stop sign. Alghamdi didn't think anything of it until the driver consistently slammed on his brakes without warning.
“I was just shocked; honestly, I was scared,” Alghamdi told the publication.
The student began recording because he was worried something could happen to him and thought the driver may have a gun.
Alghamdi described what happened in the description of his YouTube video saying, "A road raging guy blocks me off in front of Kingsville DMV in Texas then gets out of his car to fight and threat. He asked me couple of times to get out of my car, and he kept using bad words and calling me bad names."
The driver accused Alghamdi of tailgating saying, "you're f**cking tailgating me motherfu**cker."
Alghamdi told the driver to watch his language to which he responded, "what are you going to do?" He also recorded his own version of events using his respective phone after stepping out of the car. The driver was slowly going back to his vehicle after speaking his peace before letting out one last insult.
"This is America motherf**cker. This is not Pakistan, Afghanistan or Kuwait motherf**cker....we have rules in this fuc**ing country," the driver said. "You sound like a fuc**ing Arab."
Alghamdi's video lasts over three minutes long.
After the video ended, the man allegedly followed Alghamdi to his destination. Police officers asked the student for his ID and told him he could file a report and turn in the video he recorded if he chooses to.
Texas A&M University-Kingsville, where Alghamdi attends school, told BuzzFeed they admired Alghamdi "for displaying great poise and dignity in the face of intolerance."
"While this incident did not occur on our campus, the behavior captured in this video is deeply disappointing and upsetting to all of us. It is not reflective of our community, but unfortunately the respectful environment we have cultivated here does not exist in all corners of society," the university said in a statement.
Kingsville Police told BuzzFeed and HuffPo they would not identify the man but say he faces a disorderly conduct charge. The driver could be charged with a fine as a result of his actions.
Alghamdi says he understands that road rage happens to everyone but also felt because “I look different, that’s when the incident went further."
“I didn’t know what this guy is capable of,” Alghamdi told HuffPo as he described why he believed race played a role in this incident. “But just because I look different, just because I sound different, doesn’t mean you can attack me.”