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Idaho Man Hurls Racist Insults At Teens And Sucker Punches Their Chaperone At McDonald’s

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A high school church youth group from Spokane, Washington, traveled to nearby Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, on July 12 to listen to a guest preacher. After seeing the speaker, the group, led by chaperone Jose Ceniceros, went to a McDonald’s for ice cream.

As the group departed, Richard Sovenski, 52, approached them and began shouting racial slurs and insults. When Ceniceros moved toward the exit with the children, Sovenski reportedly punched him and threw him to the ground, at which point the chaperone realized he should be filming the incident for later evidence.

In the video, which Ceniceros released to The Inlander, Sovenski can be heard saying:

Why don’t you get a f—kinjob. I will f—k you up in a f—kin‘ heartbeat you f—kin’ little f—got. Oh you f—k you, you f—kin’ half breed.

Throughout the video, another man held back Sovenski and almost convinced him to disengage before both turned back and threw a last insult to the youth group.

The unnamed man grabbed his genitals and Sovenski yelled:

Get the f—k out of Idaho. F—k you, you f—kin’ half breeds.

The Coeur d’Alene Police were called but Sovenski was long gone by the time they arrived. He was arrested five days later on “on one count of misdemeanor battery and one count of felony malicious harassment, Idaho’s hate crime statute.” He is currently being held in the Kootenai County jail.

Ceniceros says the whole situation was surreal:

The kids couldn’t really believe it. Five minutes earlier we were in church.

While the youth group may have enjoyed the guest preacher, it seems that Sovenski’s the one who needs a sermon about loving thy neighbor. 

H/T – The Inlander, Indy 100


Written by Collin Gossel

Collin Gossel is a writer and comedian living in Brooklyn, New York, but there are nights when he looks up at the stars and wistfully thinks to himself “there’s got to be more out there…” You can catch Collin improvising new musicals every Tuesday night at the Magnet Theater’s Musical Megawatt, or follow his unfiltered thoughts on Twitter and Instagram @CollinGossel.--