A day of family fun at the pool took a dramatic turn Saturday when a raging white man unleashed a racist attack against an African-American father — then got his butt whipped.
Joshua Valentine of Oklahoma City was arrested July 20 after witnesses say he verbally, then physically attacked a Black man visiting an apartment complex swimming pool with his son, News 9 reported. Valentine, 28, who was heard shouting “white power,” allegedly threw a punch at the man.
The victim turned the tables on Valentine, however, by “closed fist punching him three times” and knocking him out cold.
When Valentine finally came to, he left the pool but returned moments later with a baseball bat. Police and witnesses said he swung the weapon at the man, who fended Valentine off with a chair, then struck him several times, knocking him out yet again.
Police arrested Valentine on charges of malicious harassment based on race. He spent six days in the Oklahoma County jail before being released on bond.