An American veteran of the Vietnam War was arrested for assaulting a hotel worker at the Grand Imperial Hotel in the Ugandan city of Kampala on Friday.
Video footage shows former Marine, Jimmy Taylor, punching and slapping one of the workers as well as calling others “n****rs.”
“You open my room or I’ll f*****g kill you,” Taylor says before punching the hotel working in his head. As another hotel worker intervenes, Taylor says, “Sir, he has disgraced Jesus.”
Shortly after, Taylor realizes he is being filmed, looks at the camera and says, “F***k Uganda.”
When police approached Taylor about the incident, he confessed, claiming an illness caused him to suffer stress that drove him to attack the hotel staff, according to the Kampala Post.
But the Kampala Post reports he did not go into police custody willingly.
“Upon police efforts to effect his arrest Taylor spat on, turned rowdy, uncontrollable and tried to disarm policemen.”
Thank you for your vigilance and sending us a video of an incident that happened at Grand Imperial Hotel. We have arrested the suspect, Jimmy Taylor, an American citizen. He was detained at the Central Police Station, Kampala on charges of assault. #CommunityPolicing pic.twitter.com/zcGFqLd4AP
— Uganda Police Force (@PoliceUg) August 17, 2018
Taylor was brought to Kampala’s Central Police Station, where he was charged with assault. Taylor told police he was in the country working as a missionary.
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