January 2, 2016 5:34 pm -


The customer shouted that there should be no Muslim stores in town, and falsely claims his rage was caused by the clerk badmouthing Christmas.

Thomas Giese was caught on a surveillance video…going on an anti-Muslim rant against a convenience store clerk in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, on Dec. 24, 2015. Giese was charged with disorderly conduct, but may possibly face an additional hate crime charge…

According to the police report, Giese told officers that he had 10 drinks and was thinking about the 9/11 terrorist attacks before the incident with the store clerk.

However, Giese told WPRI a different story over the phone: “[The clerk] was brazen enough to start bad mouthing Christmas. That’s when I flipped.”

The news station watched the entire surveillance video, and reports that the clerk never mentioned Christmas or Christianity. The clerk did tell Giese to leave the store, and called the police.



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.