BUCKEYE, AZ (3TV / CBS 5) – A Buckeye family said a man harassed and yelled at people who were queuing at a food drive on Thursday. They want us to protect their identities for fear of reprisals.
The couple said they are struggling to find work now and went to a church food drive in Buckeye to help feed their four children. Instead, they became traumatized after they said a man, later identified as 46-year-old Ryan Bryson, was in the truck and passing by and told them all to get jobs.
“He looked at my son and told him that his parents were pitiful and unable to feed him. At that time, all my behavior went out of the window,” said one parent.
The intense exchange is captured on cell phone video where you can hear Bryson shout, “Get a job.”
The Arizona family spoke to the man who claimed to be the person in the video. He said he was the owner of High Side Electric in Buckeye. The company name is seen on the truck the man is driving in. He told us that he supported what he said and that, “those people have to go to work. They should be ashamed of themselves.”
On Friday afternoon, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Bryson was arrested and charged on charges of disorderly behavior.
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