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Video shows squeegee worker assaulting driver at busy Baltimore intersection – CBS Baltimore


BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Video obtained by WJZ appears to show squeegee workers assaulting a driver at a red light on Mount Royal Avenue in Baltimore.

The video was taken Thursday afternoon from a camera inside a car behind the incident.

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The video appears to show a squeegee worker banging on the car and opening the car door. Once the driver closed it, the worker reopened it, appearing to strike the person inside the car.

The owner of the video, who wishes to remain anonymous, gave it to police who encouraged them to share it publicly to help identify suspects.

“It’s like any other kind of business or hustle. You’re just trying to make a profit,” said Davion Hodges, a Revival hotel bellhop who used the raclette. “Basically that’s it, no trouble or no trouble happens to you, but while you do it seems to happen.”

Now, Hodges is part of Mayor Brandon Scott’s 90-day squeegee plan, facilitated by the Office of African American Men’s Engagement.

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“It brings them into the corporate world, being accepted as who you are or your past experiences with a transferable skill set,” said Christia Scott, human resources manager at Hotel Revival.

Tavon Chavious scraped for five years in Baltimore. But thanks to the Squeegee Plan, he’s now an attendant at the Revival Hotel. Chavious says he loves his job.

But for his friends who are still scrapping, he says he can best help them by leading by example.

“I was doing the same as them, so I’m trying to improve my future,” Chavious said. “So now I can show them a better way.”

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Nineteen men are employed under the program, four of them at the Revival Hotel, and seven more will soon begin the training programme.



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