48-year-old Sandra Jametski has been charged with a hate crime after posting a video to social media showing her tailing a Hispanic woman in her car and threatening to ram her with her own vehicle.
“This is America. We don’t drive like that here. We don’t drive like you’re in Mexico, lady,” she can be heard saying on the video. She continues, “This is my freakin’ neighborhood. This is where I grew up. I grew up here, not them. This woman don’t deserve to belong here. She don’t belong here.” The video is being used as evidence in a hate-crime case.
Jametski, who also goes by Sandra Huddleston, has been held on $500,000 bail since early December when she was charged with malicious harassment for sharing her hate-fueled speech online, according to the Seattle Times.
Prosecutors said Jametski filmed the video with her phone as she followed the woman driver, identified as only Dolores, while she drove her son to school.
In the expletive-filled rant, Jametski threatens to ram Dolores’ car, questions her immigration status and threatens to get the woman deported, according to charges cited by the Times.
Jametski, in the video, also blames one of Dolores’ children for causing a November 2015 car accident in which she was involved. But according to police records, Jametski actually caused the incident as she tried to pass Dolores but lost control of her vehicle.
The two cars never touched, the Seattle Times reported, and Jametski was cited for passing in a no passing zone.
Police said Jametski confronted Dolores in the parking lot once they both arrived at her son’s school, but the woman opted against calling 911. Later that night however, a friend sent Dolores a link to the Facebook tirade, prompting her 21-year-old daughter, Adriana, to call the police.
“She knew our house, she knew our cars, she knew where my brother goes to school,” she told the Times. “She seemed to have a personal vendetta against everyone in our family. We just felt really threatened and scared and just didn’t feel safe.”
Dolores also encouraged others to report harassment right away, even though she didn’t do so herself.
“If we don’t report a crime, the police won’t know what is happening and can’t do anything,” she told the newspaper. “We immigrate because we want a better country for our kids … This is a beautiful country for immigrants.”
Check out the video below.