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Authorities Investigating Woman Who Repeatedly Screamed The N-Word And Claimed She Would ‘Kill’ Black People At L.A. CVS


**Warning: language used is NSFW and includes racial slurs and threats

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating an incident captured on video of a white woman shouting extremely racist epithets toward employees and customers at an Eagle Rock CVS on Tuesday.

The woman can be heard chanting the n-word at the customer filming her, as well as threatening to lynch people, saying that “if the law didn’t say [she] couldn’t kill n******s, they’d all be dead.”

The video is ahead.

The woman, identified as Heather Lynn Patton—a costume designer in the film industry—has not yet been located, but the LAPD is investigating the incident as a “hate incident.”

In addition to Tuesday’s incident, Heather Patton has been issued two restraining orders filed by her neighbors in the Mount Washington neighborhood of Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County court records.


The neighbor in question, named “Tony,” told KTLA-TV that Patton “has a long history of erratic, unstable behavior and making violent threats to him and his family.”

“We had to file restraining orders against her and her husband. [They would] threaten us, to assault us. They were yelling racial slurs.” 

Patton has reportedly apologized.

Via Instagram.

Patton’s resume as a costume designer includes Rescue Me, Private Practice, The Americans, Medium, and several other high profile TV and film titles.

A movement has started within IATSE Motion Picture Costumers Local 705 to expel Patton.

The LAPD has no further comment on the case at this time, other than to say they are investigating the matter.


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Mike Walsh

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