August 4, 2014 12:19 pm -

A California man with a large swastika tattoo on his chest is facing a battery charge in northern Idaho after a video posted on YouTube titled “Crazy guy at Texas Roadhouse” was discovered by the police. The victim in the video remained calm during the bizarre encounter while the tattooed suspect attempted to provoke a fight.

The Coeur d’Alene Press reports that the police arrested 41-year-old Gary Edwin Dixon of Victorville, California, on Saturday after discovering the YouTube video posted on Wednesday.

In the video, the victim is seen being assaulted by a shirtless male suspect with a swastika tattoo on his chest while he is leaving the restaurant with his family. The victim’s wife took the video on her smartphone and uploaded to Youtube.

The police were not called in on the night of the incident.

Police located Dixon, of Victorville, California., who currently lives in Post Falls, and he was taken into custody and booked  on charges of battery.

Although Dixon claims he has no ties to any gangs or white supremacy movement, that area has a history of white supremacy groups, and his swastika is rather telling.

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

42 responses to Swastika-Tattooed Man Charged After Police See Bizarre Incident On YouTube

  1. Ron Jackson August 4th, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    No punches are thrown,why is he being arrested ?

    • Joe Doggett August 4th, 2014 at 1:16 pm

      dont have to be punches thrown to be assault.

    • Anomaly 100 August 4th, 2014 at 1:25 pm

      “An intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent.”

      • Ron Jackson August 4th, 2014 at 1:56 pm

        Sorry but two guys beefing in a parking lot, is not a big deal to me,happens everyday all across America,I think people have a problem with his tattoo,

        • Anomaly 100 August 4th, 2014 at 1:59 pm

          I have a problem with Nazis, but I am not the law. You might want to check yourself. You said, “Two guys beefing it up.”

          There was only perpetrator. The other remained calm.

          • ChrisVosburg August 4th, 2014 at 5:14 pm

            Yeppers. Barbell Boy there might wanna ease up on the ‘roids.

          • Anomaly 100 August 4th, 2014 at 5:16 pm

            Also there is something intimidating — I can’t quite put my finger on it — about a Nazi screaming in a black man’s face.

          • ChrisVosburg August 4th, 2014 at 5:29 pm

            You sure about the racial designation? I’m seeing…. [turns head and squints] …maybe a latino or even white/latino mix.

            I blame the lighting director, sheesh, these mickey mouse Texas production houses. 🙂

          • R.J. Carter August 4th, 2014 at 5:33 pm

            I hear you there. I wish someone would either (a) invent an app that rotates videos when it realizes the people are sideways or upside down or (b) people would cut that shit out when they’re filming; you’re not delivering wide-screen!

          • ChrisVosburg August 4th, 2014 at 6:04 pm

            Pretty sure there’s an app for that. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if is was part of whatever free toolkit youtube provides to uploaders.

        • DaddyO_969 August 4th, 2014 at 5:34 pm

          People should have a problem with that tattoo. Are you suggesting that you DON’T?

          • Ron Jackson August 4th, 2014 at 6:23 pm

            If he wants to show the world that he is an ignorant racist,that is his right. Makes it easier for the rest of us to avoid him.

          • Bradley Forward August 5th, 2014 at 12:56 am

            There was only one perpetrator. The other man remained completely calm.

        • ChrisVosburg August 4th, 2014 at 5:59 pm

          Yeah, about the tat, an amusing story:

          Michael Bowen, who played Jack Welker of Breaking Bad, head of the Nazi crew hired by Walt to do “some stuff,” tells the story that he got off the set late one day and just barely had time to make it to the airport to board a plane, where there was some tension with the airline crew as he boarded– it was all the swastika tattoos, placed there by makeup on set that morning, which though not permanent, cannot be simply wiped off with a moist towelette.

          He finally just told them look, I’m an actor and even pulled a script out of his luggage to show ’em. They were greatly relieved.

    • MarcoZandrini August 4th, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      Throwing punches is “battery.”

      • bpollen August 4th, 2014 at 3:28 pm

        If you TOUCH a person without permission, that fulfills the legal definition of assault. And battery. I was almost charged myself for pushing away the asshole that was nose-to-nose with me screaming in my face. The moment I touched him is the moment that I was in the wrong legally.

        • Anomaly 100 August 4th, 2014 at 5:59 pm

          Not according to the law.

          • bpollen August 5th, 2014 at 4:02 am

            2013 Minnesota Statutes

            609.224 ASSAULT IN THE FIFTH DEGREE.

            Subdivision 1.Misdemeanor.

            Whoever does any of the following commits an assault and is guilty of a misdemeanor:

            (1) commits an act with intent to cause fear in another of immediate bodily harm or death; or

            (2) intentionally inflicts or attempts to inflict bodily harm upon another.

            Pretty hard for me to prove what my intent was, wouldn’t you say? In my instance, he claimed that I was trying to intimidate him with threats of violence into buying me a drink. Now, with no witnesses other than the two of us, just how do I prove him wrong? How can I prove that I was just pushing away the guy in my face who’s screaming at the top of his lungs?

            As we have seen with the “stand your ground” laws, you simply have to claim to be in fear. Doesn’t matter what the intent was in the act that “instilled” said fear.

          • Anomaly 100 August 5th, 2014 at 8:26 am

            This happened in Idaho. While I sympathize with your situation, I have zero compassion for Nazi boy.

          • bpollen August 5th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

            I generally don’t have much compassion for those who like the swastika and aren’t Raelians.

          • OldLefty August 5th, 2014 at 3:12 pm

            It was a Hindu symbol for the universal manifestation, and energy of God, long before the Nazis got a hold of it.

          • bpollen August 5th, 2014 at 4:14 pm

            Certainly. And it was a symbol embraced by many Native American tribes. Essentially, a graphic representation of the quartering of the universe.

            But, time changes everything, including meanings or connotations of words and symbols. While some Hindu adherents may view it as a symbol associated with their innumerable gods, the majority of the literate population (and no, I am not saying Hindus are illiterate) view it as a symbol of man’s capacity for evil.

            Hell, at one point in time, the Democrats were the racists and Republicans were the ones who freed the slaves. That’s changed a bit, eh?

          • jasperjava August 5th, 2014 at 7:38 pm

            I would be very surprised if Buddy in the video was a Hindu, proudly displaying the universal manifestation of the energy of God.

    • Bradley Forward August 4th, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      So you’re under the impression what he was doing was legal? No wonder this country is a bunch of raving lunatics.

  2. Suzanne McFly August 4th, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    How does this slob have a wife? And how old is she, the picture isn’t the clearest but she looks 12 to me.

    • ddconn August 4th, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      I would be terrified to live with someone like that. Blondie better mind her P’s and Q’s around him.

      • Suzanne McFly August 4th, 2014 at 1:25 pm

        That is a given, this demented bully has to have a young girl with low self-esteem, no one will question his “manhood”.

  3. fancypants August 4th, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    I bet she does all the driving..

  4. EnuffBull August 4th, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    That tattoo makes a great target for the open carry protection crowd.

    • jasperjava August 4th, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      Except that the open-carry crowd finds nothing objectionable about swastikas.

      • John David Peer August 4th, 2014 at 5:39 pm

        Feel better now, after throwing your toys?

        • jasperjava August 5th, 2014 at 12:08 am

          Toys? Like the penis substitutes that open-carry freaks wave around to compensate for their male inadequacies?
          Get help. Your disturbing psycho-sexual obsession with phallic instruments of death are indications of a sick mind.

        • jasperjava August 5th, 2014 at 3:47 am

          The open-carry freaks are exactly like Nazi brownshirts: thugs who strut around trying to impose their ideology through threats of violence and murder.

    • DaddyO_969 August 4th, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      More for the (rational) stand your ground. He makes me feel threatened. Like Tony Montana said: “choot dat piece of chit, Manny.”

  5. Budda August 4th, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Would he pull that crap with someone 6 inches taller than him? “Tough” guys always pick on smaller opponents.

    • fancypants August 4th, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      only if it includes 3 hots and a cot Long term

  6. Bunya August 4th, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Why was the husband even arguing with a racist potty mouth? And why was his wife filming the incident instead of calling the cops?

  7. RG August 4th, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Can you clarify your statement, “that area has a history of white supremacy groups…” Which area, Victorville or Post Falls?

  8. I_B_ME August 4th, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Had he touched me, I would of shot him.