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James Bode lyft driver racist passenger, dashcam video stands up

James Bode lyft driver racist passenger, dashcam video stands up
The US driver's slam of "Jackie" was caught on dashcam, and her "inappropriate" racist comment about her went viral.
A racist comment made by a passenger in a ride-share goes viral after a white driver yells at the passenger.

The fight between the US rideshare driver and his passenger Jackie is caught on dashcam video.

A US ride-share driver kicked out his passenger as soon as she got in the car because she said something racist to him when she met him.

The video of the argument between James Bode and his passenger, which was caught on Bode's dashcam, went viral online with the hashtag #f***racism.

Just after 10:30 p.m., the driver pulled up in front of the Pennsylvania bar Fossil's Last Stand to pick up Jackie Harford and John Keglovics, who are said to own the place.

"Wow, you look like a white guy," says Harford as she gets into the car.

"Excuse me?," Bode replies.

The car's driver turns down the music because he isn't sure if his passenger said what he thought he did.

"You're just like a regular guy!" she says as she moves across the back seat to let someone else get in behind her.

"What the heck, you speak English!"

She pats him on the shoulder and says, "Sorry, sorry."

Bode doesn't falter before refusing her service.

"Nah, nah. You are free to leave the car. I'm going to cancel the ride. "That's not right."

James W Bode shared on social media a dash cam video of the incident that took place outside Fossil’s Last Stand, a biker bar along the 400 block of Race Street in Catasauqua.
James W Bode shared on social media a dash cam video of the incident that took place outside Fossil’s Last Stand, a biker bar along the 400 block of Race Street in Catasauqua.

Harford said he couldn't believe he was asked to leave.

"It's totally out of line," Bode says next. "What would be different if someone who wasn't white sat in this seat?"

The other passenger then comes inside to see what's going on. Bode tells him what happened and tells him the ride will be canceled. The argument then turns into a string of racist slurs.

“Really? Oh, you f***ing scumbag! You're an awful person. Keglovics said, "I should punch you in the f***ing face, bro."

"Oh, are you going to scare me? Assault? 'Coz you guys are racist f***s," Bode replies.

"You're a f***ing n***** lover and a f***ing a**hole. "F*** you!" says Keglovics as he slams the door shut.

"Get out of here, you f***!"

"No, no. I'm going to call the police on you, man. "Everything is on camera," Bode says in response.

"Are you guys the owners? That's great, because then everyone will know about "Fossil's Last Stand." "Yeah, go to hell."

Lashing goes viral

The video has gone viral, and people who don't like Bode's racism are leaving bad reviews on TripAdvisor and Yelp for Fossil's Last Stand.

Over 283 pages on Yelp tell people not to go to the place, and some of them even have fake reviews and pictures of bad food, like bananas covered in tomato sauce.

One Yelp review said, "The owner came out to introduce himself and ask how the meal and service were, but he was in blackface."

"The chef put mayonnaise in EVERYTHING," said someone else. "There was mayonnaise in the eggs, on my steak, and in the potatoes."

"I called and asked for the special, which was steak and bananas with ketchup. "When I went to get the food, the store owner gave me a traditional German salute," said someone else.

"I only asked for the day's soup, which I was told was chicken noodle. "As you can see from the picture, it must have been the kind of cockroach that made me feel sick," said someone else.

But the place may have been getting bad reviews for a long time before the incident. One Twitter user brought up "a review of their bar from three years ago."

"An OK biker bar, I guess, but the staff didn't seem to mind that it was a hostile place for minorities."

"Sideways comments made by rude customers were ignored and not taken into account by others. Bad feelings were in the air."

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