A man has been arrested on hate crime charges after police say a TikTok video showed him hurling homophobic and racist comments at a Korean-American man and woman dining at a California burger In-N-Out .
Jordan Douglas Krah, 40, of Denver, was taken into custody Monday by San Ramon police and booked into the Martinez Detention Center on two counts of committing a hate crime, police said. said in a press release.
The arrest stems from a Christmas Eve incident at an In-N-Out Burger in San Ramon. Arine Kim and her friend Elliot Ha were shooting a TikTok video of Ha’s reaction to Kim’s food order, she posted in the video’s caption.
Police said in the press release that Krah approached Ha and Kim “without provocation and engaging in a homophobic and racist tirade.” The encounter made Ha and Kim “fear for their safety,” police said.
In the video, Kim asked his friend if he’s ever tried a “light fry.” Before she could respond, Krah interrupted them, asking if they were recording themselves eating. When Ha answered yes, Krah called them “weird homosexuals.”
Things escalated, and at one point in the video, Krah threatened to spit in Ha’s face and called it a homophobic slur.
“See you outside in a minute,” Krah said in the video.
Due to Krah’s threats, Ha and Kim waited for the restaurant to close and the workers walked them to their car. NBC Bay Area reported.
In-N-Out Burger did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Tuesday.
Kim told NBC Bay Area that she has been the victim of other racist attacks and decided to publicize this encounter in the hope that people will take it seriously.
Krah remains in custody. It is not clear if he has obtained an attorney who can speak on his behalf.