Two employees of Hancock County, Ohio recently resigned after they were spotted in a racist video posted on social media.
Jacob Dick and Owen Stewart were snowplow drivers for the county.
A Hancock County resident saw them in a video posted to Twitter. The video shows a white doll in blackface hung by a noose from a ceiling fan. A male voice is also heard using a racial slur.
County engineer, Doug Cade, said,
"Our office does not tolerate any kind of behavior like that from our employees."
He went on to say,
"We brought those employees in and confronted them with that information. They both chose to resign as a result of that complaint. It's completely unacceptable."
It is believed that the video was originally posted by Amber Marie Beard.
The original video was captured via iPhone's screen recording feature by Twitter user @MadiT03.
WARNING: The following video contains disturbing images and language.
Amber Marie Beard, have fun being unemployed because your dumb ass thought it was a bright idea to post this disgus… https://t.co/hhjAHiJsUk— MADI☀️ (@MADI☀️)1545601834.0
Amber Marie Beard was an employee at Reineke Ford Lincoln of Reineke but was either terminated or resigned after the video surfaced.
The internet is disgusted by all of their actions.
@thehill That’s SICK.— DCinsider (@DCinsider)1545947513.0
This is the third week in a row that there will be an item involving a noose in The Weekly List: "...resigned after… https://t.co/V5Z9xeoJbZ— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈)1545966769.0
Nooses still very much a part of US culture. https://t.co/oKC2GPfZef— YK Hong (@YK Hong)1545879034.0
@13abc They found them and this is the consequence of being ignorant and racist. Try harder to do better, be better. Karma is real.— SylviaC (@SylviaC)1545853173.0
@13abc I can't believe anyone would be that dumb to post something like that in this day and age.— Justin Buckingham (@Justin Buckingham)1545881127.0
As someone from Ohio I can tell you these are the exact values of rural Ohioans. https://t.co/oXUV6Q500s— Kevin (@Kevin)1545973876.0
@thehill The Georgia of the North should be their new state slogan.— Insight Law Firm (@Insight Law Firm)1545947392.0
@thehill Donald trump and the GOP made that behavior OK . this is the united States of America today. The Republica… https://t.co/91aJGWDCb0— Howard Peeples (@Howard Peeples)1545947804.0
@thehill Trump's ugly Amerika. Full of nothing but hatred and ignorance.— karen munro (@karen munro)1545947512.0
Others feel as though the consequences were not severe enough.
Will ANY action now be enough? In time? I doubt it. IMHO, it is already too late for America.… https://t.co/qLlSLW4tyy— Rick Dondo (@Rick Dondo)1545989536.0
@Newsweek Why isn’t the county pressing charges?— Lali Bella Aeyna 🔥 (@Lali Bella Aeyna 🔥)1545917560.0
The area has been known for its racist behavior including painted swastikas and other painted racial slurs.