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US embassy staffer sent home after Malta ‘road rage’ video

The unidentified man was videotaped shouting at another driver on a road in Sliema.

AN AMERICAN EMPLOYEE of the US Embassy in Malta has been sent home after getting into a nasty dispute with a Maltese driver that was videotaped and posted on YouTube.

(Warning – this video is somewhat NSFW due to the amount of swear words in it)



(jakovids/YouTube)

The US Embassy admitted to Times of Malta that the man was one of their employees, and that it “greatly regrets” the incident.

The Embassy said that the unidentified employee “did not comport with the standards of behaviour that we expect from all embassy personnel.”

It didn’t say if he had been fired, just that he had “departed.”

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US Embassy Valetta, Malta/Facebook

The incident occurred last Saturday. The American challenged the Maltese driver after their two cars came nose to nose on a narrow street in the town of St Julian’s.

With neither conceding passage, the American got out of his car and launched into a tirade of expletive-laden abuse and tried to open the other driver’s locked door.

Eventually, the American backed out.

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