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California woman faces hate crime charges for harassing black driver.

Kendall McIntosh

California woman faces hate crime charges for harassing black driver.

A 35-year-old California woman is reportedly facing hate crime charges for allegedly harassing a black Amazon delivery driver with racial slurs last month.

Julie Warland is accused of targeting Kendall McIntosh, 35, on April 18 as he was finishing up his deliveries in North Berkeley, KRON reported.

Warland, along with her boyfriend, allegedly confronted McIntosh and accused him of speeding.

McIntosh told the station that the couple followed him to his next stop, where Warland allegedly started screaming at him and calling him names, including the N-word.

“Instantly just started cursing me out like, first sentence I’m getting cursed at,” McIntosh said. “I was getting just racially profiled from the jump.”

During the confrontation, Warland also leaped into the delivery van and grabbed hold of the steering wheel to prevent McIntosh from leaving, he told the outlet.

Kendall McIntosh told the station that the couple followed him to his next stop, where Julie Warland allegedly started screaming at him and calling him names, including the n-word.

“I was just trying to do my job and she wouldn’t allow me to,” McIntosh said.

Neighbors recorded part of the confrontation.

In a clip obtained by KRON, Warland and her boyfriend can be seen approaching McIntosh in front of a truck. Screaming can also be heard in the footage.

Berkeley police are treating the incident as a hate crime.

“I was just trying to do my job and she wouldn’t allow me to,” McIntosh said.

Neighbors recorded part of the confrontation.

In a clip obtained by KRON, Warland and her boyfriend can be seen approaching McIntosh in front of a truck. Screaming can also be heard in the footage.

Berkeley police are treating the incident as a hate crime.

Julie Warland is accused of harassing a black delivery driver and now faces a hate crime charge.

Warland is charged with suspicion of false imprisonment, battery, using offensive words and willfully threatening a person based on their appearance, the report said.

“I initially thought it was just somebody having a bad day. I thought me ignoring her, she goes her way, I go my way,” McIntosh told KTVU.

“I was scared. I didn’t know how it was going to run out so I thought the best thing to do was leave the situation,” he said.

“I never wanted this to happen. I didn’t want to get to this point, but there’s too many incidents out here in America,” McIntosh added. “There’s similar stories like this where there is no video, no recording and people get away with that type of stuff. It’s just not right.”

Kendall McIntosh

Berkeley city council member Ben Bartlett said the city passed legislation last fall that includes a hotline to report hate crimes.

“If you’re a hater, you are not welcome here,” he told KTVU.

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