A white racist arrested in Idaho for threatening a black family with a knife and using racial slurs saying "Go back to Africa"
A white North Carolina man threatened to kill a Black family with a knife in Idaho, using racial slurs and telling them “Go back to Africa.”
The incident happened at the rest stop in Post Falls, when 45-year-old Charles J. Short came up to a black man and his family and said, "You think I'm an idol worshipper?" At the point, when the father of the family asked the man to stay away from them, Short pulled out a knife and said, “Take walk, n***r.”
Short was “brave” enough but only before he was arrested and questioned by the deputies. The racist admitted to using racial slurs but said he did it to “stand his ground” as the black man allegedly threatened him with a flashlight which forced him to pull a knife.
Short in his defense also told the deputies, that he became "very upset" when the Black man asked him to stay away from his family.
It doesn’t match with what a witnesses collaborated with the black man’s account said that Short told the family "Go back to Africa" and "I'll kill you."
Short was arrested for malicious harassment and aggravated assault in connection with the incident. However, According to Spokane's NBC affiliate, Short "stated that he did not agree with his arrest and would not answer any further questions."