Real estate agent and parishioner, Esmeralda Armendarez-Upton, arrested for racist and terrorist behavior towards Indian-American woman BanerJeer at parking lot in Plano, Texas

Reports reaching Kossyderrickent indicate that estate agent and parishioner, Esmeralda Armendarez-Upton, has been arrested for racist and terrorist behavior towards BanerJeer.

“Suddenly we heard this woman screaming at us and started coming towards us. We were shocked by the racial slurs she used and her combative attitude,” Banerjee said.

Banerjee started recording the incident with his phone. The woman, who was identified by Plano police as Esmeralda Upton, shouted racial slurs and began punching Banerjee.

“Go back to India, we don’t want you here,” Upton could be heard saying on the video.

“What was so scary was that she got really close and not only verbally assaulted us, but started physically assaulting us. She started hitting me,” Banerjee said.

Upton, who identified as Mexican-American, told the group in the video that she “hated Indians.”


On Thursday, August 25, 2022, at approximately 3:50 p.m., Plano Police Detectives arrested Esmeralda Upton of Plano on one charge of bodily assault and one for uttering terroristic threats and is being held on a total bond amount of $10,000. A photo of the prison is attached.”

The Council on American-Islamic Relations condemned the incident and called on police to charge the woman.

“The level of vitriol and alleged physical assaults against four Indian-American women in Plano is truly appalling,” said Faizan Syed, executive director of CAIR-DFW. “This type of hate has no place in North Texas, and we are calling on law enforcement to investigate this incident as a hate crime.”

“As a Mexican-American, I am appalled that someone would dare to use the name of my people to spread hatred,” said Nahela Morales, Mexican-American and CAIR board member. -DFW. “As people of color, we must come together in solidarity to build bridges of love and understanding, not to bring us down. To the women in the video, I want to say that you don’t speak for our community or for me; Shame on you. I encourage you to learn more about the shared culture between South Asians and Mexicans. »

The information reads: “This racist who is attacking these innocent women is Esmi Upton from Plano, Texas. Full name: Esmeralda Armendarez-Upton, she is a real estate agent for the California Federal Bank. She is a parishioner at the Catholic Church Prince of Peace in Plano, TX.

She wants to be famous for all the wrong reasons.”

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