Just a few weeks ago, a Kentucky Wesleyan football player and his girlfriend were the victims of assault and a spewing of racial slurs after a driving incident.
Armand Child’s and his girlfriend Abby Tivitt were traveling down HWY-54 getting ready to meet Armand’s father at Longhorn Steakhouse when Armand, a Georgia resident, accidentally cut off Daniel Crabtree.
Crabtree followed Childs and his girlfriend into the Longhorn parking lot shouting the N-word at them and eventually spitting on Armand.
“When the camera went off, and my girlfriend stopped recording, I looked at her, and I said, ‘I can’t believe he just spit on me.’ I just couldn’t believe it," said Childs.
Armand spoke to 44News about what motivated him to handle this difficult situation with such grace.
“Right before we went to go eat, I had just talked to my nephew, and if anybody knows me from back home, that kid is my world," said Childs. "I can’t go anywhere without him wanting to be with me. Just knowing that if I let him down that’s like letting the whole world down, to me.”
Crabtree and his girlfriend eventually fled the scene, but not before Tivitt got video of the incident and the car they were driving in.
Abby Tivitt - Armand’s Girlfriend
“Half the reason I wanted to put it out there was so people knew it was happening here right now, and people can make a change," said Tivitt. "You don’t have to have like nothing is happening. Nothing will ever happen if you don’t recognize it.”
Crabtree was arrested 6 days later and charged with fourth degree assault.