Editor’s note: The video clip below contains racist and vulgar language.
Gastonia police will investigate a terrifying daytime road rage encounter, now going viral on TikTok, in which an enraged biker hurled racial slurs and other invective at a woman in a car.
It appears the man on a motorbike approached the woman near Handel’s home ice cream shop on East Franklin Boulevard, police spokesman Rick Goodale said on Saturday after The Charlotte Observer emailed him a link to the video.
The 28-second TikTok, posted by LaLa Milan on Friday, is titled “Not that man verbally abusing my mom in Gastonia NC.” It has been viewed over 2 million times.
It shows video taken from inside a car where the driver was stopped at a red light. The motorcyclist pulled into a turning lane, on the passenger side of the car, and began shouting derogatory and abusive words.
” You are an idiot ! shouts the biker. “You’re a f—— idiot.”
“You can’t drive,” the biker fumes, telling the driver to “roll down the window.”
Twice he yells the N-word.
A woman in the car continues to film the motorcyclist while saying aloud: “I have the plate”.
LaLa Milan, a creator and influencer popular on TikTok and other social media platforms, could not be reached by the Observer on Saturday. It is not known what day the video was taken.
Police are trying to determine if anyone reported the incident, Goodale said. That could prove difficult without knowing where the call came from and when, he said.