San Ramon: Suspect in racist rant at fast-food restaurant arrested


SAN RAMON — Police said Dec. 26 they have arrested a Denver man suspected of a racist and homophobic rant against two people at a San Ramon fast-food restaurant on Christmas Eve.

Jordan Douglas Krah, 40, allegedly harassed the diners at the In-N-Out Burger on San Ramon Valley Boulevard as they were filming themselves trying different dishes.

A TikTok video that captured the exchange shows the pair trying different menu items, when someone behind the camera says, “You’re filming yourself eating? You’re weird homosexuals.”

The diners look stunned, and the suspect then asks if they are Japanese or Korean. When one of them answers ‘Korean,’ the suspect then says “that’s what I thought. You’re Kim Jong Un’s boyfriend huh.”

As the diners laugh nervously, the suspect then says he is “a slavemaster” and uses a homophobic slur.

After that, the suspect tells them “see you outside.”

On the afternoon of Dec. 25, San Ramon Police Chief Denton Carlson said on social media that police were seeking information about the suspect and posted a photo of a man in a silver Mustang, with Florida plates.

On Dec. 26, the chief said Krah would be booked at Contra Costa County jail in Martinez on suspicion of a hate crime.

“Thank you to everyone who has helped by providing information associated with the racist and homophobic incidents over the past few days,” Carlson said Dec. 26 in a post on social media.

More information on the case would be released later, the chief said.

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