Viral video showed a white woman jumping up and down and using the N-word nearly a dozen times in a racist rant threatening to kill Black people Tuesday at a CVS Pharmacy in Los Angeles.
The woman was identified by a neighbor as 49-year-old TV and movie costume designer Heather Lynn Patton, according to the digital media company Heavy.
She has worked on several TV shows, including “Rescue Me,” “The Americans,” “Private Practice” and “Medium,” Heavy reported.
Patton was also a key production assistant on the movie “The Quarry” in 2002 and a wardrobe assistant on “Winter Solstice,” “Walk This Way” and the “Epic Movie,” Heavy reported.
Video of the CVS encounter in the Eagle Rock neighborhood has been shared more than 11,000 times on Facebook.
Renee Saldana, a witness, said on Twitter Wednesday that she “was also there and got video of this woman’s racist rant.”
“Hate n—-rs,” the white woman identified as Patton was seen shouting on the video.
At the time, she was jumping up and down at the CVS entrance, and as she made her way out of the store and into the parking lot, she continued her rant.
One woman can be heard explaining how the yelling patron “drove into the parking lot like a crazy person.”
“Yeah, she’s on drugs or something,” another woman said in the video.
“No, I’m totally — I just hate n—-rs,” the woman identified as Patton said. “F— you n—-rs.”
“Come on, lady. Take a break,” a white man passing her in the parking lot said.
Instead of following the advice, she again shouted, “I hate n—-rs.”
Another woman off camera was heard threatening to call the cops, but the woman identified as Patton continued.
“I would kill a n—-r, but the law says I can’t kill the n—-rs,” she said on video. “If the law didn’t say that I couldn’t kill the n—-rs, they’d all be dead.”
“Here’s my license plate number,” she added, talking to the person recording her. “N—-r, n—-r, n—-r, n—-r!”
It’s unclear what led to the woman’s rant, but video of her ended as she was getting into an SUV.
Patton was served two restraining orders by her neighbors in the Mount Washington neighborhood of Los Angeles in April 2017, according to Los Angeles County court records Heavy obtained.
A neighbor of Patton identified as Tony told KTLA he and his mother have restraining orders against Patton and her husband.
Tony, who is of Italian descent, accused the couple of threatening and assaulting them.
“They were yelling racial slurs,” he said. “‘Go back to your country. This is not a place for you.'”
Tony said he installed security cameras after Patton vandalized his father’s truck so Tony has a threat Patton made to slit his mother’s throat on video.
“I’ll slit your throat you ugly (expletive),” the woman identified as Patton could be heard saying in the footage.
“I want Tony killed,” she could be heard saying in another audio clip Tony captured.
Atlanta Black Star reached out to Patton via an email address listed on an online résumé, but she has not yet responded.
CVS spokesman Mike DeAngelis said in a statement emailed Thursday to Atlanta Black Star that the company is committed to welcoming a diverse environment.
“We condemn, in the strongest terms, the behavior of the customer seen in the recent social media video,” DeAngelis said. “She was directed to leave the store by our employees and we will cooperate with any police investigation regarding this incident.”