A white man from Cincinnati went on a drunken, racist tirade against his black Uber driver — telling him he hoped “to hell you get shot, n—-r,” according to police and advocates.
Michael Winterman, 60, threatened the driver, Abdelkadre Khamis Ahmat – an immigrant from Chad in central Africa – during a ride on May 27 when Khamis’ GPS system stopped working.
Police said Winterman — who was arrested late Wednesday — hurled racial slurs while threatening Ahmat and significantly damaged his car before fleeing the scene.
Video was released Tuesday by the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Ohio affiliate purportedly showing a masked Winterman in back of Ahmat’s car while looking at his phone.
The clip identified Winterman as the “racist passenger” who called 911 after Ahmat’s GPS system stopped working.
Michael Winterman, 60, threatened a black Uber driver during a ride when the driver’s GPS system stopped working. Cincinnati Police Department
The driver had asked for directions