Texas realtor, 58, was charged on Thursday with terroristic threats after hurling racist abuse at a group of women of Indian descent, and a video of the assault went viral
Esmerelda Upton, 58, was caught on camera on Wednesday night attacking a group of Indian women and hurling racist tinged insults at them
Upton a middle-aged Mexican-American was caught on footage on June 24, calling her targets ‘curry-a**ed b****es’
In the unhinged vile attack Upton told the group, ‘I hate these f****** Indians’
She’s charged with Assault Bodily Injury and making Terrorism Threats
The women began filming Upton as she flung herself at them in a parking lot outside Sixty Vines wine bar and restaurant in Plano, Texas, at 8:15pm on Wednesday night
One of the victims of the abuse who has lived in the Dallas area for 29 years said I have ‘never have I felt so humiliated, threatened, and scared for my life’
Upton repeatedly yelled at the four to ‘go home’, saying they were ‘not wanted’ in the United States and demanding to know why they had left India
Police were called, Upton was arrested and is held on a $10,000 bond
A Texas realtor has been arrested after she was filmed during her unhinged racist attack on a group of Indian women, yelling racist slurs at them and saying: ‘We don’t want you here.’
Esmerelda Upton is seen in the viral video hurling abuse at the four Indian women in Plano, Texas on June 24.
Upton a 58-year-old Mexican-American flew into a rage after she came across the group of Indian women outside the Sixty Vines wine bar on Wednesday night.
After the inexplicable barrage of racist tinged insults, Rani Banerjee, one of the women who filmed the encounter, said she has lived in the Dallas area for 29 years and ‘never have I felt so humiliated, threatened, and scared for my life,’ adding, ‘Can’t believe this is what America has become.’
Upton ultimately, was charged with assault and making terrorism threats, and is currently being held on a $10,000 bond.
At one point Upton launches herself at the women, hitting them and attempting to grab their phones.
Upton yells at them to ‘stop filming’ – while continuing to scream racial abuse.
‘I hate these f****** Indians,’ Upton says at one point, calling them ‘f****** curry-ass** b****es’.
It is unclear how the parking lot encounter began.
‘If things were so great in your country, why did you come here?’ Upton says.
One of the women calls the police, as Upton lunges at another, grabbing her phone and attempting to rip it from her hands.
She tells the police they are being attacked by a white woman in a black dress.
‘No, I’m not white – I’m Mexican. And I paid my f****** way here,’ Upton retorts.
‘These f****** Indians, they come to America because they want a better life.
‘I hate these f****** Indians. I’m a Mexican-American. I was born here. Were you born here? The way you speak.
‘Everywhere I f****** go, you Indians are f****** everywhere.’
One of the women tells Upton she is a naturalized citizen, which Upton then mocks.
‘You’re a naturalized citizen – you are not a born and raised American,’ she says.
Upton, who according to social media works for Citigroup – which took over Cal Fed – as a realtor, says she ‘hates Indians’.
The four women are terrified when Upton reaches into her bag, urging the police to hurry.
Eventually the police do arrive, and Upton is arrested
At one point during the five-minute encounter, Upton, seemingly realizing she has made a mistake, says: ‘M’am, I am sorry. You know what, peace.’
The women refuse to shake her hand, so she replies: ‘Well – you know what, f*** you.’
As one of the women remains on the phone to the police, growing increasingly alarmed and urging them to hurry, Upton says: ‘I’m not going to hurt you guys. Look at me, I am all of 100lbs. And you guys weigh well over 200lbs.’
She then lunges again at the women, screaming: ‘Stop filming me or I will break your f****** camera.’ The terrified woman on the phone to police says: ‘Oh my God, she’s reaching into her bag. Please come here quickly!’
Police eventually arrived and Upton was arrested. She has been charged with Assault Bodily Injury, and Terroristic Threat, and additional charges may be added.
Upton is being held on a $10,000 bond and police are also investigating it as a possible hate crime