**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.
I guess we know who she’s voting for. I hope they find her. I hope that this follows her for the rest of her life. What a nasty, vile, disgusting person but she is proud of her racism so I guess that’s something. Hateful wench pic.twitter.com/HxDkA28NTK— Tanya ✨🏳️🌈 (@TEE1031) September 26, 2019
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.
Has anyone located Ms. Heather L Patton yet? She’s a costume designer in Hollywood and she doesn’t deserve to work again. Can’t believe this happened in Eagle Rock. They better find her and her racist threats.— Malynda Hale (@MalyndaHale) September 26, 2019
Her IMDB is: https://t.co/VuGzQM6t6o— Malynda Hale (@MalyndaHale) September 26, 2019
If you or anyone you know has worked on these shows please help make sure she never works again. This cannot be tolerated. People in the industry cannot feel safe if she is working on their project. She is a racist and a liability.
Everyone saying this looks like a “manic episode” or she’s “mentally ill” is apart of the problem. Having a mental illness DOES NOT lead to racism and it is not an excuse and EVERY single time a white person shows their true colors that is the excuse y’all come up with.— 🦄 (@hyphynextdoor) September 26, 2019
Ok..... here is where I am going to probably get some people irritated. While the horror expressed by the people watching this video is correct I just want to say the fact that you’re all acting shocked is irritating AF. Each and every one of you knows full well this is America.— Aelomvyre (@aelomvyre) September 26, 2019
Trump’s America.— Harry Shannon (@HarryShannon) September 26, 2019
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.
Update below y’all: pic.twitter.com/xfezsTHnfx— Malynda Hale (@MalyndaHale) September 26, 2019
She DEF don’t get a pass. This apology is some next level BS.— Malynda Hale (@MalyndaHale) September 26, 2019
So scary that she says that the words should never have come out of her mouth. Implying that the words should have stayed in her mind where she believes them wholeheartedly.— Brian Drew (@annul2016) September 27, 2019
Apologies don’t fix anything. I used to say to my students “I don’t want you to be sorry, I want you to change your behavior.”— ⚡️Elizabeth Spafford⚡️ (@SpaffordSpaff1) September 27, 2019
Patton’s resume as a costume designer includes Rescue Me, Private Practice, The Americans, Medium, and several other high profile TV and film titles.
This is the face of hatred.— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) September 26, 2019
This is the voice of hatred.
This is Heather Lynn Patton.
How many people have a proud racist like #HatefulHeather as their neighbor, co-worker, roommate, family member, or friend?
This is disgusting. https://t.co/HhSctYXWFh
Name: Heather Lynn Patton.— Marilyn Eustache (@MarilynEustache) September 26, 2019
1. In, 2017 she had 2 restraining orders taken against her by neighbors
2.Eyewitnesses in the Cali CVS say nothing preceded this rant. She was unprovoked.
3. Speed off on the wrong side of the road after threatening to kill "all N words if legal" https://t.co/HsFcPiJS57
Heather Lynn patton is going to wake up tomorrow and realize a xanax and three martini lunch is a bad idea— colinV (@cvohlken) September 26, 2019
Her name is Heather Lynn Patton.— Don't Make Me Come in There (@Embroiderista) September 26, 2019
She's also parked in a handicapped space. How does she jump up and down like that? 🤔
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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