A black woman on a Gaithersburg, MD bus screeched that she hates “white people” before violently attacking two white passengers.
Kimberly Jordan, 24, of Silver Spring, MD, has been charged with racial harassment, obstructing and second-degree assault because of the alleged attacks.
It was 9 PM on Monday night. The bus, a Ride On bus, was running its route near the intersection of Frederick Avenue and Travis Avenue, just north of the Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg.
During the busride, Jordan allegedly began to stare ominously at a pair of white passengers. She then murmured, “I hate white people.”
A short while later, Kimberly Jordan, who weighs 250 pounds, reportedly stood up and struck one of the two white passengers, a female, in the face. The other white passenger, a male, stepped up to defend his friend.
He got a punch to the face as well, police said.
The male victim suffered a “long” cut on his nose. The female victim had a number of scratches on her palms, likely defensive wounds according to police.
Kimberly Jordan then lumbered from the bus, fleeing into the darkness. But police responding to the 911 call managed to catch up with her, as she only managed to run about a quarter mile before the cops showed up.
Jordan initially told police that the female victim had swung first. But Ride On bus surveillance video showed the opposite.
Confronted by the facts, Kimberly Jordan quickly changed her story. She first claimed that she felt remorse for her racist actions. Later, she told police that she had recently stopped taking her prescription medication. An officer advised Jordan that going off one’s medication isn’t an excuse for racist violence.
Jordan responded, “I know.”
The Ride On bus driver told police that he witnessed the whole fight, and heard Jordan utter the words “I hate white people.” Jordan’s friend, who was also on the bus, confirmed the account as well.
Yikes. When even your buddies are snitching on you, you know you’ve really goofed big time.
According to court documents in the case, Kimberly Jordan was unemployed and living with her grandmother at the time of her arrest. She has a long rap sheet, with many charges for theft, burglary, destruction of property, assault and domestic violence.
She is scheduled to appear in Montgomery County District Court on July 12, for a preliminary hearing. She faces up to 13 years in prison if found guilty. As of today, she doesn’t appear to have a lawyer. Likely a public defender will end up representing her.