A Florida woman who was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving told the black deputy who detained her that the Ku Klux Klan was going to burn crosses in front of his home, authorities said.
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office released a body camera video of the racist outburst on Thursday.
“Watch this if you need any more proof there’s no expiration date on ignorance,” Sheriff Mike Chitwood said.
In the video, 53-year-old Julie Edwards is heard making verbal threats to the officer as he fills out paperwork.
“I won’t find you, somebody else will,” she said.
“You making a threat to a law enforcement officer?” the officer replied.
“No, I didn’t say that,” Edwards said in response.
“So what do you mean you’ll find me one day?” the officer asked.
“I didn’t say I’d find you, I said somebody else will,” she said, adding: “I won’t find you. The KKK people will.”
“All right, thank you for that threat,” the officer said. “I’ll add that charge in here, too.”
Edwards went on to say the deputy was “f***** with the wrong white people” and that she hoped he wasn’t a father.
“You know what’s going to happen to you now? You don’t want to know. You’re done. You’re f*****. They’re gonna hurt you bad,” she continued.
Further along in her tirade, Edwards mentioned the Ku Klux Klan, saying that the group would burn crosses in front of his home and that “n****** should have never been let out of slavery.”
“KKK’s got you’re a**, boy,” Edwards said. “Burn your a**.”
Edwards was arrested for resisting an officer without violence, driving under the influence, making a threat against law enforcement and refusing to submit to testing.
She was booked into the Volusia County Jail and later released on bond.
The deputy was praised for keeping his composure.
“The composure the officer had was amazing,” wrote Twitter user Kristyn Pippin.
“His response was exemplary,” wrote another Twitter user.