A drunk and racist man was thrown off a train in the United Kingdom after ranting about a woman and her 4-year-old son in a scene caught on video.
Alexander MacKinnon pleaded guilty last week to a racially aggravated public order offense over the incident, which took place in December on a train from London to Glasgow, the Independent reported.
Sanaa Shahid was traveling with her 4-year-old son, Zayn, when she said MacKinnon asked how they got into first class.
You dont deserve to be in first class, he said,Shahid told the Daily Record. You should be in common class. In fact, you shouldnt be in this country at all.
Shahid, an attorney, told the newspaper she has lived in Scotland all her life.
She said 10 to 12 people witnessed the incident but did not speak up as MacKinnon, also an attorney, accosted her and insulted her son.
So she began filming him.
In the clip, above,MacKinnon can be heard complaining into the phone about Shahid and saying its my word against hers.
Thats when a rail worker arrived.
Now its not just your word against hers, the Virgin Trains rail worker said.Its mine as well, because I heard it all.
Yea, I wanted you to, the man replied.
Im not going to accept it, the worker said. Youre drunk and racist and you need to get off the train.
MacKinnon can be seen later eating, drinking what appears to be wine straight from the bottle and after the train reaches the next station getting up to leave, but not without taking a parting shot at Shahid.
Youre so wonderful,wasting police time, miss, he said. And your fucking son.
On Twitter, Shahid publicly thanked the rail worker.
The BBC reports that MacKinnon was fined the equivalent of $1,440 and ordered to pay $62in compensation to Shahid.
Hopefully MacKinnons substantial fine will make him think twice before unleashing such vitriol on other members of the public, Mark Mellenthin, the investigating officer for the British Transport Police, told ITV.