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Man in homophobic, racist In-N-Out TikTok video is arrested on hate crime charges

Jordan Douglas Krah was arrested by San Ramon, California, police on two counts of committing a hate crime in a Christmas Eve attack at In-N-Out Burger.

A man was arrested on hate crime charges after, police said, a TikTok video showed him hurling homophobic and racist remarks at a Korean American man and woman dining at a California In-N-Out Burger.

Jordan Douglas Krah, 40, of Denver, was taken into custody Monday by San Ramon police and booked at the Martinez Detention Facility on two counts of committing a hate crime, police said in a news release.

The arrest stems from an incident on Christmas Eve at an In-N-Out Burger in San Ramon. Arine Kim and her friend Elliot Ha were recording a TikTok video of Ha's reaction to Kim's food order, she posted in the caption of the video.

A Colorado man was arrested on hate crime charges after he made homophobic and racist remarks at Arine Kim and Elliot Haan at an In-N-Out Burger on Dec. 24, 2022 in San Ramon, Calif.
A Colorado man was arrested on hate crime charges after, police said, he made homophobic and racist remarks at Arine Kim and Elliot Ha at an In-N-Out Burger on in San Ramon, Calif., on Saturday.@arinekim via TikTok

Police said in the news release that Krah approached Ha and Kim "unprovoked and engaged in a homophobic and racist rant." The encounter caused Ha and Kim to "fear for their safety," police said.

In the video, Kim asked her friend whether he had ever tried a "light-well fry." Before he could answer, Krah interrupted them and asked whether they were recording themselves eating. When Ha responded that they were, Krah called them "weird homosexuals."

Things escalated, and at one point in the video, Krah threatened to spit in Ha's face and called him a homophobic slur.

"See you outside in a minute," Krah said in the video.

Because of Krah's threats, Ha and Kim waited for the restaurant to close and had workers walk them to their car, NBC Bay Area reported.

In-N-Out Burger did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday.

Kim told NBC Bay Area that she has been the victim of other racist attacks and decided to post this encounter in hope that people will take it seriously.

Krah remains in custody. It is not clear whether he has obtained an attorney who can speak on his behalf.