That's the claim of one of James Holmes' neighbors.
Reed recalled putting a Lil’ Wayne song on the jukebox at the bar, and being chastised for it by Holmes.
“He was talking trash because he liked rock music and country and he made a slightly racial comment about people listening to rap music,” she said.
Her friend said they should leave before the situation escalated, and they did so.This comes from one of Holmes' neighbors.
Her boyfriend met him at the same bar on Tuesday, talked with him about Peyton Manning, and didn't notice anything unusual.
Aurora resident Jackie Mitchell turned on the television this morning and saw a familiar face staring back at him.The article doesn't mention what the racial comment was, but evidently it bothered the neighbor and her friend enough that they left the bar soon after.
It was a mugshot of a man Mitchell had beers with at the Zephyr Lounge on East Colfax Avenue on Tuesday night.
Here's more from the Chicago Tribune. Rachel Reed was a neighbor of his and would also see him sitting out on the stoop near his building:
When not in school, Holmes would sometimes hang out on the stoop of his building, located in an part of Aurora where drugs and gunshots were not uncommon, according to one neighbor.
Another neighbor, Rachel Reed, 25, saw him a number of times on the stoop, with his backpack. A couple of months ago she ran into him at the Zephyr, where she had put aLil Wayne rap song on the jukebox.
Holmes disapproved, she said, preferring rock'n'roll music. He came over and "made some racially charged comments about rap," she said.
2:32 PM PT: A sad commentary on American life and "normalcy": Rachel Reed: "He came over and "made some racially charged comments about rap," she said.
"He seemed like he was a normal dude," she said.
Racially charged remarks - normal dude. Guns. America.