A man claiming to be an "off duty trooper" is under investigation after calling a motorist a racial slur during a traffic dispute, the Hudson Valley Post reports.
Pastor RD McLymore, of Newburgh, New York, shared a video on Instagram of a man in a red truck hurling racial slurs because he allegedly allowed a car to go in front of him.
“I’m an off-duty trooper, you f*cking stupid n*gger,” the man says in the video. “You’ll always be a n*gger. You’ll never be white. You’ll never be white. F*ck you!”
Police have since confirmed that the man is not a trooper or a law enforcement officer of any kind.
"This man is not a trooper and has never been a trooper or affiliated in any way with the New York State Police or any other law enforcement agency," a New York State Police spokesperson told the Hudson Valley Post.
"He pulled out a knife and threatened us. Then he went to Broadway Liquor and did the same thing to a Spanish couple. This is the world we live in," McLymore, who is also a police officer, wrote in the video he shared.
In a statement, officials said criminal charges "should be immediately considered both for the alleged threatening conduct and for the individual’s attempt to impersonate a State Trooper."
Watch the video below: