UNITED FLORIDA UNIVERSITY, Fla.
— A Florida high school student has been arrested for allegedly making racist remarks to an Asian-American classmate.
An affidavit filed in Polk County District Court on Monday said 19-year-old Robert Alexander Fong of Miami-Dade County is charged with one count of hate crime intimidation and two counts of making a terroristic threat.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement released surveillance video of Fong and the alleged victim talking in a parking lot at United Florida University on Sept. 20.
Fong said he was angry that the victim was not attending a school function, according to the affidavit.
“I was going to go get some lunch,” he said, according the affidavit, according a transcript of the conversation obtained by NBC News.
After Fong left the parking lot, the victim asked him to tell her his name, he said.
In the video, Fong can be heard saying, “I’m going to give you my real name, but if you don’t come, I’m going have a problem.”
He then continued saying he was going get lunch.
According to the complaint, Fung then said he had to leave, and the victim followed him.
Once outside, Fongs car sped away, and he turned off the camera, the affidavit said.
“He pulled out his phone, and was able to grab the phone and dial 911.
He told the operator that he was a racist and that he did not like Asian Americans.
He said he told the officer that he felt he had been targeted because of his race,” the affidavit stated.
Fong was arrested in his dorm room and was booked into the Polk County Jail on Sept 23, the document said.
He was released on $1,000 bond on Monday.