'Only African Americans are allowed on this road. You're white, you're a cracker ... You're not allowed on this road. Turn around.'
Image source (L to R): WSB-TV video screenshot; Twitter video screenshot
Police said a man and woman were attacked with rocks by a group of men gathered in front of the burned-out Wendy's restaurant in Atlanta where Rayshard Brooks was fatally shot by police, WSB-TV reported.
Ty Spiceland, 35, and a woman who didn't want to be identified were confronted by several people — some of whom were armed with handguns — on University Avenue around 1:30 p.m., the station said. Spiceland told WSB that members of the group punched him three times in the face when he rolled down his window and then threw rocks at his car.
In additional video from WSB reporter Matt Johnson, Spiceland also said he was told that white people aren't allowed on the road.
"Overall I absolutely agree with their side," he said. "All I wanted to do is just roll down the window and try and reason with the guy and say, 'Hey, we're not going to Wendy's, we're just passing through, we'll be gone in one second.' And he just didn't want to hear that or anything about that, he straight-up said, 'No white people are allowed on this road.'"
"It's scary to have someone come after you like that," Spiceland added to the station. "We take their side. We weren't being disrespectful in any kind of way. We were just trying to get on the interstate."
The woman in the vehicle who didn't want to be identified also said the group ordered them to turn around because of their skin color.
"They said, 'You can't go this way,'" the woman recalled in a separate video from Johnson, adding that she was told the reason was, "You're not African American. Only African Americans are allowed on this road. You're white, you're a cracker, whatever word they used. You're not allowed on this road. Turn around."
The woman told WSB she was injured by rocks thrown at her arms, legs, and face.
Police are now investigating, the station reported.
More from WSB:
On Saturday night, a 35-year-old man was shot outside the same Wendy's by someone who left the scene in a Grey Dodge Challenger. The man was shot in the leg and taken to the hospital.
Twitter video also captured another shooting outside the burned-out Wendy's on Friday. A woman was shot in the leg during a vigil for Brooks.
Police are still investigating both of those incidents.
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