Man arrested for harassing vloggers with anti-Asian, homophobic rant: cops

A Colorado man has been arrested on a hate crime charge for allegedly starting an anti-Asian, homophobic rant against a pair of TikTok food vloggers at an In-N-Out Burger in the San Francisco Bay Area, the report said. police.

Jordan Krah, 40, of Denver, was arrested in San Ramon, Calif., and taken to the county jail on Monday on suspicion of two hate crime counts, the San Ramon Police Department said. . said.

He posted bail, Lt. Tami Williams said. Detectives will meet with prosecutors this week to ask for charges to be formally filed.

The incident happened on Christmas Eve at the In-N-Out restaurant on San Ramon Valley Boulevard, where Arine Kim and her friend Elliot Ha were recording a food review video.

Another diner, who has since been identified as Krah, approached the duo saying, “Are you filming yourself eating? You freaky gays,” as seen in the victims’ viral video.

Jordan Krah, 40, seen in a photo taken over Christmas, was arrested on suspicion of hate crimes for allegedly harassing two Asian TikTokers in California.
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Arine Kim and Elliot Ha were recording a food review at an In-N-Out Burger in San Ramon on Christmas Eve when they were approached by a man making comments about gay people and North Korea.
Arine Kim and Elliot Ha were recording a food review at an In-N-Out Burger in San Ramon on Christmas Eve when they were approached by a man making comments about gay people and North Korea.
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Krah continued to interview the two vloggers, both of Asian descent, asking, “Are you Japanese or Korean? Are you Kim Jong Un’s boyfriend? Do you have homosexual relations with him?

In the video, the stalker threatens to spit in the couple’s face, calls himself a slave master and hurls an anti-gay slur at Ha.

Kim told KRON4 that the man also harassed other people of color and continued to gesture towards the couple as they smoked outside, forcing them to stay at the restaurant until time. closed for their own safety.

The stranger, now identified as Krah, reportedly threatened to spit in the couple's face.
The stranger, now identified as Krah, reportedly threatened to spit in the couple’s face.
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Kim's video caught the attention of the local police chief and sparked an investigation.
Kim’s video caught the attention of the local police chief and sparked an investigation.
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Kim’s video of the harrowing encounter drew nearly 4 million views and caught the attention of Police Chief Denton Carlson, who spread the word on social media seeking the identities of the victims and of the suspect.

On Sunday, the chief tweeted a photo of the suspect taken over Christmas, when the man exhibited “similar behavior”.

Krah is seen in a silver Mustang with Florida license plates.

After contacting Kim and Ha, Denton launched an investigation which ultimately led to Krah’s arrest.

Denver Station 7 reported Krah has two open criminal cases in Colorado involving assault and assault with a deadly weapon charges.

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