Trending Topics

Police: Man Yelled Racial Slurs, Caused Thousands of Dollars In Damage at Greyhound Station

A Nashville man was arrested Sunday after police say he hurled racial slurs at Greyhound bus station employees, then caused thousands of dollars in damages to the station.

Arrest affidavits obtained by FOX 17 Memphis say suspect David Shepherd, 36, became upset after a worker informed him he wouldn’t be able to purchase bus tickets over the phone. A visibly angry and intoxicated Shepherd was then asked to leave the property.

He refused, however.

Witness video from the incident shows Shepherd knocking two kiosks to the ground as he shouted slurs and other curse words at bus station staff. At one point, he grabs one of the stanchions and swings it into the glass doors, shattering them. He picks up another one and swings it at staff before tossing it and proceeding to wreak havoc inside the station.

Shepherd eventually walks outside and continues antagonizing folks out there until police arrive, according to the video. Authorities said he had a strong smell of alcohol emanating  from his person, as well as slurred speech and bloodshot eyes.

According to FOX 17, Shepherd is now charged with vandalism, trespassing, public intoxication and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Watch more in the video below.


Back to top