On Thursday a white American man was arrested in Uganda for verbally and physically attacking hotel workers at the Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala.
Thank you for your vigilance and sending us a video of an incident that happened at Grand Imperial Hotel. We have arrested the suspect, Jimmy Taylor, an American citizen. He was detained at the Central Police Station, Kampala on charges of assault. #CommunityPolicing pic.twitter.com/zcGFqLd4AP
— Uganda Police Force (@PoliceUg) August 17, 2018
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In a four-minute video posted on Facebook, Jimmy L. Taylor makes his way behind the reception desk where he is seen throwing things. The employees move from the area in an attempt to move away from Taylor but he follows them and proceeds to curse at them, using racial slurs. He also hits one of the employees several times.
To add insult to injury, Taylor calls them ni%%er and threatens to end their lives.
The self-proclaimed missionary and former Marine was charged with assault and malicious damage.
Even during his arrest, Taylor spat on law enforcement, acted erratically and tried to disarm arresting officers.
During questioning, Taylor claimed that his behavior was due to an undisclosed illness which caused stress that caused him to attack the hotel employees.
Investigations regarding the incident are ongoing. Taylor is being held at Central Police Station Kampala.