In a viral video this week, an Oregonian woman was caught yelling racial slurs at a young black couple and pulling a knife over a parking dispute.
Amber Rocco was positively identified as the woman in the video.
She was arrested and is facing two counts of intimidation, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, two counts of menacing and two counts of harassment.
The Oregonian shared the video on YouTube with a warning about the language.
You can watch it here.
Oregon knife-wielding woman hurls racial slurs over parking, black couple says youtu.be
After seeing the video, the internet couldn't be happier that Rocco must face charges for her hatred and threats of violence.
Over someone's parking being crooked.
@thehill Glad they arrested her. No body should behave in that way. And the n word should be stripped from vocabulary of all.— tina roser (@tina roser)1546168591.0
@Oregonian https://t.co/2tzcXDmNKx— Amy (@Amy)1546135384.0
@IndivisibleNet $55,000 bail is not enough. Hope she gets plenty of jail time.— That woman!! (@That woman!!)1546145629.0
@Oregonian https://t.co/zAVqIz7thG— Baseball (@Baseball)1546021331.0
Emora Roberson was with her boyfriend, aunt and daughter when the family pulled into a strip mall. They parked next to a pickup truck.
The driver of the pickup truck, Rocco, got angry with the family because they "parked crooked."
According to Roberson, Rocco became enraged and started yelling at the family, hurling racial slurs and spit on Roberson's boyfriend. The man grew angry and warned Rocco about her behavior and language.
This is when Rocco pulled the knife for "self-defense."
@MuslimIQ @GeorgeTakei Imagine how many people she went off on when there were no cameras— Michael Oliver Skate (@Michael Oliver Skate)1546097390.0
@MuslimIQ @GeorgeTakei I love it when social media makes people *not* get away with something for a change #Karma— Jacob Mompean (@Jacob Mompean)1546108130.0
@MuslimIQ So happy to see was arrested, charged with 2 felonies and 2 misdemeanors, AND imprisoned. Justice can pre… https://t.co/3XS25uxXws— Melissa Trouton (@Melissa Trouton)1546102223.0
Roberson started filming the incident on her phone, showing Rocco yelling. At one point, Rocco seems to slam the car door on Roberson and hop back into her pickup truck.
After using her cell phone for a bit, Rocco yells one more racial slur at the couple before the video ends.
After the incident, Roberson contacted the McMinnville police department. Rocco was arrested with assistance from the Yamhill County Sheriff's office.
She is being held with a bail of $55,000. The intimidation charges are considered a hate crime in Oregon.
There were some good points to be made about the altercation.
@NYDailyNews @Submarine_Guy If these white people are so proud and privileged of their race why do they always look… https://t.co/lP5wrtWrPx— Mary Rose (@Mary Rose)1546153690.0
@thehill I can hear her yelling without even watching the video— Bo (@Bo)1546145670.0
@IndivisibleNet Add hate crime to her charges.— princessjodita (@princessjodita)1546138656.0
@thehill WTF is wrong with these people?— Eileen Gleason (@Eileen Gleason)1546145728.0
This incident is only the latest in a long line of viral videos depicting people of color being harassed over very mundane things. Earlier this year, a white woman called the cops on some black men barbecuing in the park and was given the nickname BBQ Becky.
The most recent of these types of incidences was a man who had hotel security called on him while making a phone call in the lobby, despite having his room key card in hand the whole time. Doubletree Hotel announced personnel were fired after their investigation of the incident.