FedEx driver listens as Georgia man accuses him of trying to run over his dog and hurls racial slurs

FedEx driver listens as Georgia man accuses him of trying to run over his dog and hurls racial slurs

A FedEx worker in Douglasville, Georgia, used his cellphone camera to tape a man shouting racial slurs at him on his delivery route.

The Twitter account ATL uncensored shared the video on Wednesday, which has amassed 17 million views and counting so far.

The video shows a middle-aged white man with a large dog yelling at the man behind the camera, calling him a “monkey” and then the N-word.

The man claimed the clerk tried to run over his dog and yells at him to leave.

“Go ahead and park. You want to fuck with a white guy? If you run over my dog, I’ll show you how little black lives matter,’ the man said.

The barefoot, middle-aged man hurled racist slurs at the Fedex driver as he taped him

The video recording began with the clerk catching the man calling him a “dumb monkey” before the FedEx employee said out the window, “Go ahead. Say it again. Say it again. Say it again. Say it again.’

‘I am something?’ asks the driver.

“You stupid prat,” says the man, now several feet away, and yells. He stands at the gate of a residential street.

“Go ahead and park. You want to fuck with a white guy? If you run over my dog, I’ll show you how little black lives matter,’ the man said.

“Nobody runs over anything,” the driver interjected.

“Come on, come out, you damn prat,” says the man, who is barefoot in shorts, a sweatshirt, and a vest, holding a ball launcher for his big brown dog.

The exchange ends with the driver saying, “Aye, welcome to Facebook.”

To which the man with the dog replies, “You think I give a shit?” and turns to walk away. His dog remained entranced by the ball throughout the exchange.

The man claimed the FedEx driver tried to run over his dog, which the driver verbally denied during the altercation.  Meanwhile, the man's large brown dog seemed busy with the ball in its owner's hand

The man claimed the FedEx driver tried to run over his dog, which the driver verbally denied during the altercation. Meanwhile, the man’s large brown dog seemed busy with the ball in its owner’s hand

The man was standing in front of a fenced path that appeared to lead into a residential street

The man was standing in front of a fenced path that appeared to lead into a residential street

It is unclear what happened between the two men in the moments before the video was shot.

When contacted by local branch Narcity, FedEx said it was concerned by the behavior shown in the video.

“At FedEx, we believe everyone deserves respect. The behavior depicted in this video is extremely disturbing.

“The safety of our team members and service providers is a top priority and we are investigating the circumstances behind this matter.”

Twitter users in the comments were largely supportive of the driver, who was praised for staying calm in the face of the man hurling racial epithets.

Many felt that the dog ‘deserves better‘ in reference to its owner.

Others suggested FedEx should stop delivering packages to the man’s home.

“It is a privilege to use FedEx services. @FedEx – do something’ wrote an Elon Musk parody account.

“Thanks to the driver for keeping his composure.” wrote Markus Mössdorf. “We will all encounter pain and prejudice in life. Society is not perfect.”

“To be clear – I don’t condone this at all, but the driver here is the one in power. He deliberately exercised self-control,” he added.

Douglasville, Georgia is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area and is approximately 20 miles west of downtown.

It has a population of about 35,000 people, the majority (64 percent) of whom are black.