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The man nicknamed “Mr. TeaKO” for smashing a belligerent, N-word-spewing customer in the face with a can of Twisted Tea opened up about the beatdown, saying he initially tried turning the other cheek.
Barry Allen said the customer was already hurling profanities at workers at the Circle K shop in Elyria, Ohio, when he walked in, Allen told Mark One Sports.
“As soon as I walk in, he’s standing with his friends, I was assuming, and calling the employees, two black guys, n—ers,” he said. “I’m like, all right. Let’s just hope he leaves by the time I get up there … So, I ignored it.”
But when Allen got to the counter with his malt beverage, the loudmouth, a white man, was still going off.
“And he’s still there, still saying the word like he was just a normal black guy having fun with all his buddies, just chilling,” Allen recalled. “And you could tell by their faces they wasn’t really feeling it, but they can’t say nothing ’cause that’ll put their job on the line.”
“Me, I didn’t feel that way,” he said. “I’m like, ‘C’mon bro, stop saying the word. Why you shouting out ‘n—er,’ bro?’”
“He’s like, ‘Man, I say “n—er” whenever I want. Leave me alone’ and pretty much went back into his conversation,” Allen said. “I’m like, ‘C’mon, stop saying the f—-ng word. You’re really pissing me off now.’”
That’s when things heated up, with the unidentified white man firing back, “You ain’t my mama. My mama let me say the word.”
“I’m [like], ‘F–k your mama,’” Allen said. “He’s starting to be in this tough-guy act.”
The final straw came when Allen dropped the can of Twisted Tea.
“That’s when I pick it up and he goes to kick it,” he told Mark One. “He really didn’t kick me but I felt the kick coming. So I just reacted at that point.”
That’s when he picked up the can and walloped the man’s face. When the man squared off, Allen threw him to the floor and slugged him.
He said the woman who filmed the encounter gave him a high-five as he left.
Allen said the clip went viral before he even got home.
“I called my wife soon as I got in the car,” said Allen, a married father of five. “By the time I got in the car and started moving and backed out and got on the road, I’m telling my wife, ‘I hit a guy in the face with a can.’”
“She’s like, ‘I know. I’m watching it,’” he said. “The lady had 5,000 views by the time I drove two blocks home.”
Allen said he worried police would come to his house, but they never came.
His wife has now capitalized on his newfound celebrity — creating a Twitter page with the handle “Mrs TeaKO OFFICIAL,” and the hashtag #TeaKO going viral online.
“Made this for me and my husband or as everyone is calling him MrTeaKO!” she wrote. “Yes I am really his wife! Yes this is my only official Twitter :)”
As for Allen, he said, “It’s history now.”
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