A man identified as Reese Wilhite is being criticized on social media after he reportedly assaulted a Breckenridge skier for wearing the Palestinian flag.
The incident took place amidst the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict. While Reese’s identity wasn’t revealed initially, internet sleuths managed to figure it out.
The incident sparked outrage across social platforms, with netizens expressing dismay over the reported altercation.
The context of the ongoing conflict added intensity to the conversation, amplifying the incident’s significance in the digital sphere.
A social media user took to X, formerly Twitter, on December 12, 2023, to reveal that their friend was attacked by Reese Wilhite in Breckenridge. The user, @reemoshaikh, stated that their friend was attacked for wearing the Palestinian flag. It is worth noting that the netizen had not initially put the alleged aggressor on blast.
“This man came and snatched his flag off and then pushed my friend onto the ground. Please help us find out who he is so that we can taken legal action,” they initially added.
The user also attached a 24-second-long video, which showed the alleged victim shouting at Wilhite and calling him a “genocidal maniac.” They alleged victim also went on to say that 20,000 people had been killed.
Who is Reese Wilhite?
According to his now-deleted LinkedIn account, Reese Wilhite hails from Texas.
It was revealed that Reese worked for Mach Energy Services as the Senior Project Manager.
The company was founded in 2016 and according to the company’s website, its specializations include pipeline installation and maintenance, in-house fabrication, and plant and facility construction.