Man who went on ‘slave’ rant outside Starbucks now wanted for hate crime
The Chicago man caught on video calling people “vermin” and “slave” outside a Downtown Starbucks back in June is now facing hate crime charges.
William Boucher, 23, is wanted after missing August court dates. If he is found and arrested he could be held without bail.
He was originally charged with misdemeanor battery after his racist tirade. He is accused of hitting, spitting on and verbally attacking two people after coffee was spilled on him.
Prosecutors have upgraded those charges to felony hate crime and felony aggravated battery in a public place.
A photojournalist with ABC captured the video of the attack. In it Boucher calls people “disposable vermin” and “slave” before he starts hitting people.
“Shut up slave! Do not talk to me!” he said to an African-American man. He went on to call the man who spilled the coffee on him “livestock.”
“Get on all fours! Do not walk on those two legs! You don’t deserve to walk on two legs, vermin,” Boucher said.
He was arrested at the scene when several witnesses held him until police arrived. During the arrest he spit on one of the officers.