Another white woman has gone viral for a disgusting display of racism caught on video.
On September 24, in a Los Angeles CVS Pharmacy on Colorado Boulevard in the Eagle Rock neighborhood, Patton was caught on video screaming racial profanities.
“I hate n*****s,” the video begins with Patton standing in the store entrance.
Witnesses said Patton’s rant began before a woman started recording her, according to Heavy.
Another woman in the background could be heard on what sounded like a 911 call. The woman making the call sounded like she was providing the dispatcher with Patton’s license plate number before adding how Patton “drove into the parking lot like a crazy person.”
When the woman recording Patton’s rant said she “is on drugs or something,” Patton replied, “no I just hate n*****s. F**k you, n*****s.”
The 49-year-old woman was outside in the parking lot and continued screaming, “I hate n*****s!”
A white man walked past her as she screamed and said, “Come on lady, take a break.”
This appeared to get Patton going even more.
“I hate n*****s! I would kill a n***** but the law says I can’t kill the n*****s. If the law didn’t say I couldn’t kill the n*****s they’d all be dead,” Patton said.
At times, during her rant, Patton appeared to be grinning.
She walked to her car, points to the license plate on the Honda Element SUV she was driving and continued, “Here’s my license plate number.”
Patton chanted, “N****, n*****, n*****,” before the video ended and she drove off erratically, Heavy reports.
The video went viral Wednesday (September 25) after it was posted on Facebook and several social media influencers and activists shared it across several platforms.
For example, it’s been viewed nearly 600,000 on activist Shaun King’s Instagram page.
The Los Angeles Police Department said a hate incident report was taken following the Tuesday outburst, according to CBS.
The vehicle in the video was not registered to Patton. Although the owner’s identity has not been revealed, they did not immediately return a request for comment to CBS.
“I’m extremely surprised to see it in Eagle Rock, because there’s a whole bunch of all kinds of minorities here,” one CVS customer told CBS. “That’s all I can say, I’m surprised to see it here.”
A man tweeted the video and asked, “When is this from and is this from the Eagle Rock/Highland Park CVS at Fig and Colorado? She looks so 'Eastside' hipster mom, real talk sry.”
A witness replied to his tweet Wednesday (September 25) evening.
“This happened yesterday afternoon,” Renée Saldaña wrote. “I was also there and got video of this woman’s racist rant at CVS in Eagle Rock.”
Saldaña also wrote that she “reported it, that woman is a threat to the community!”
She also added how there was no buildup or altercation that took place before Patton’s racially motivated outburst began.
“It was quite in CVS & then someone just yelled the n-word and then it was quiet again & then that woman started screeching racist stuff towards a Black woman (who shot that video). There was no build-up or prior altercation,” Saldaña tweeted.
“There were at least a dozen witnesses and there was more yelling going on inside before the video starts,” Saldaña tweeted, as more people asked questions. “That woman was freaking out everyone in the store shouting about lynching Black people.”
“There were 2 shoppers who saw her drive up & said she was driving erratically when she parked,” Saldaña wrote. “When the woman took off after the rant, she was speeding west on Colorado driving on the wrong side of the street. Other frightened customers kept saying, ‘She could kill someone!’”
Although two other Heather Patton’s in California were misidentified -- a doctor in San Diego and a woman who works in the art industry in Los Angeles -- the identity of the Heather Patton in the viral video was confirmed by her neighbors and identified through public records by Heavy.
A man who claims to be Patton’s neighbor reported she has a long history of erratic, unstable behavior and making violent threats to him and his family, he told KTLA.
The man, whose name was not released, also said that Patton’s behavior prompted him to obtain restraining orders against her and her husband, KTLA reports.
Both of the restraining orders were issued in April 2017 by Patton’s neighbors in the Mount Washington neighborhood of Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County court records, Heavy reports.
Details that led up to the orders were not disclosed and Patton doesn’t appear to have a criminal record, according to Heavy.
Patton is a native of Iowa and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.A. in fine arts and has worked in the film and television industry for over 20 years as a costume designer, wardrobe assistant, customer and in various other film crew roles, according to her LinkedIn profile, Heavy reports.