NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA) — A Newport Beach man turned himself into police Thursday after being caught on camera waving a gun in the air near demonstrators gathered to protest police brutality after the recent killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.

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Travis White, 48, was recorded waving a gun in the air after a confrontation with protesters in Newport Beach. (Credit: John Hart/YouTube)

The man, identified as 48-year-old Travis White, is a Newport Beach realtor who was captured on video holding a gun above his head and walking backwards after a verbal altercation with some protesters on the sidewalk at Newport Boulevard and 30th Street.

“He said black lives didn’t matter and to get the [expletive] out of the city, so I tried to fight him,” Shea Musiime said. “And he then opened his backpack and pulled out a pretty big pistol and put it in my face, so I jumped behind the car.”

“At first the guy had the gun pointed at us,” Chris Marti said. “He basically pointed it at us, cocked it back and that was before I looked, and then by the time I turned around, he had the gun in the air. He wasn’t saying anything and he was scared, and that’s when he ran away.”

There were no shots fired.

And on Thursday night, police confirmed that White posted a hate-filled rant on Facebook after the encounter.

“This is [expletive] war,” he said. “And I really wish my fellow citizens in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa would band together, get our weapons and kick these [expletive] [expletive] out of our city.”

Police said White was booked on suspicion of making criminal threats and assault with a deadly weapon.

Comments (13)
  1. J says:

    Travis White, formerly employed by Arbor Real Estate in Newport Beach

  2. Doctor Fever says:

    Oh good. Now he’ll get some security guard job somewhere, and seethe and plot with other fascist white supremacist to accelerate into their boogaloo.

  3. GC says:

    There literally tens of thousands of this kind of clown out there. He won’t be able to sell a cardboard shack after this stunt.

  4. Jon Bily says:

    I’d to go up to him, face to face, and ask him, “Well? Was it worth it?” He’ll never sell another house, not even a shed.

  5. DGS says:

    The amount of hate displayed by this individual represnts the tens of thousands we don’t know about.

  6. John Stewart says:

    Curious.. Why was he not charged for brandishing a weapon and have a weapon accessible in his car… A pistol should be in the trunk and any ammo should be in the glovebox…Right?

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