A WHITE realtor has been charged after he went on a racist rant and pulled a gun on a Black man in front of his home, accusing him of stealing a flyer from his own mailbox.
The realtor, 58-year-old Joseph Max Fucheck, who identified himself as a former Navy SEAL in recorded footage of the altercation, had reportedly been leaving flyers for his business in mailboxes in the Miami neighborhood on June 14.
Joseph Max Fucheck has been arrested after pulling a gun on a Black man in front of his own home[/caption]
Some of Fucheck’s vile rant was caught on video[/caption]
After the victim, Dwayne Wynn, went to his mailbox to grab the flyer, Fucheck reportedly drove his car back to where Wynn was standing with a neighbor and demanded the advertisement back, accusing Wynn of stealing it from someone else’s mailbox.
When Wynn tried to tell the man that it was his mailbox, Fucheck reportedly pulled a gun and began yelling racist remarks at Wynn.
The victim started recording the incident after that. Fucheck can be heard saying: “That’s not your property, motherf***er!”
He also shouted:”This is why you people get shot.”
Fucheck pulls out a gun in the middle of the altercation[/caption]
Fucheck faces charges of aggravated assault with a firearm with prejudice and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon[/caption]
The aggressor apparently used the N-word as he got in his car and drove away from Wynn, according to The Daily News.
Fucheck now faces charges of aggravated assault with a firearm with prejudice and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to The Daily Mail.
“It is sad that racism can turn the most mundane act into a confrontation with potentially violent overtones,” Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a statement. “All Mr. Wynn wanted to do was go into his mailbox for his mail. … This incident was about much, much more than the obnoxious behavior of an irate man arming himself and screaming at someone he did not know and had no reason to fear.”
The altercation is one on a long list of racially biased confrontations to be caught on camera in recent months.
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A similar incident occurred in another part of Florida – West Palm Beach during the same week. A white man, who was later identified as US Department of Homeland Security employee Lee Jeffers, was caught on video telling a Black teenager that she and her friends were trespassing in his neighborhood. Despite the fact that the teen lived in the community, Jeffers refused to believe it and told her she “didn’t belong.”