ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - Hateful and degrading, that’s how former St. Louis Cardinal Player Curt Ford describes what happened to him last month at this gas station in Fenton.
“I get out of my car I notice he gets out looking at me screaming all this racial stuff…
St. Louis County Police arrested 37-year-old James Street. He is charged with one count of 3rd degree assault motivated by discrimination. The incident has now been deemed a hate crime.
“It really cuts like a knife being belittled like that.”
Police say Ford did all he could to avoid the attack, A statement backed up by surveillance video at the Petro Mart and several witnesses.
The Jackson, Mississippi native says St. Louis has been good to him. He made his major league debut with the Cardinals in 1985.
The father of two and grandfather of six has even considered moving from St. Louis; however he is making the most of his time in the Gateway to the West, using his experience to help others.