A man in Florida is being accused by police of pulling a knife on two Muslim men at a local McDonald’s and telling them to “get out of my country.”
Local news station News 4 Jacksonville reports that 60-year-old Florida resident John Jay Smith was arrested this week after police say he approached two Muslim men who were standing outside a McDonald’s in the city of St. Augustine and made a series of racist threats against them.
“Get out of my country,” Smith allegedly told the men while brandishing a switchblade. “You do not deserve to eat here.”
The two men subsequently retreated to their car — and then Smith went to his own car, pulled out a stun gun and aimed it at them through their car window.
The men drove away to escape before Smith could fire his stun gun, and they accidentally ran their car into a pole while trying to get away.
Police arrived on the scene and took Smith into custody. While in custody, Smith was repeatedly heard saying, “They killed my son, my son was a Marine.”
Smith has since been charged with aggravated assault with a weapon, burglary with assault and armed trespassing.
Watch News 4 Jacksonville’s video report on the incident below.