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All that for a parking spot?
A 51-year-old Hamilton woman has been charged after a video surfaced online showing a racist, expletive-filled tirade over a parking spot at the Niagara-on-the-Lake outlet mall on Boxing Day, according to Niagara Regional Police.
A minute-long video uploaded to social media begins with a woman making an anti-Asian remark before singing to herself and giving the finger to the camera.
“I love you too,” she says mockingly, before smacking the camera. She then says, “You f***ing b****, get out of here.”
Someone in the video attempts to calm the situation, telling the woman to stop.
“She started it, she goes, ‘I don’t know what a signal is,’” the woman exclaims. “You don’t know what a signal is, guess what? Even in China they have signal lights.”
The woman then claims that the person recording the video kicked her. It is difficult to determine from the video whether a kick was thrown or not.
“You kick me, I’ll take f***ing glasses off your face and shove them through your,” the woman says, finishing her comment by giving the camera the finger once again, sticking out her tongue and showing her backside.
Not yet content, she walks back to her car.
“That’s what you do when you have a signal, you see a signal, it’s called you use it,” she says, pointing to her own vehicle’s signal light. She says she is unfazed by the camera recording her outburst, then gets her own phone and threatens to call police.
“I’m going to call 911 and tell them that she kicked me,” she proclaims, adding, “I’m going to have you charged.”
The individual recording the video is heard saying something in Chinese, which the woman mocks before saying, “Shut up.”
The victim, who wished to remain anonymous, told CHCH News the incident started after she pulled into a parking spot that the woman also appeared to be waiting for. The victim started recording after the woman threatened to scratch her car.
Patricia Zammit is charged with assault and uttering threats. She is to appear in court on Feb. 3.