Chris Morgan has been identified as the man who went on a rant about his height and about women before being tackled to the ground at a Bagel Boss in Long Island in a viral video. The 45-year-old Morgan is not a stranger to confrontations with people in public. He has a YouTube channel documenting some of his previous encounters.
The 5-foot-tall Morgan was angry during the viral video because he thought women at the bagel shop were making fun of him because of his height. His concern that people are mocking him for being short is a consistent theme in the YouTube videos he recorded and posted online previously.
“This man walked into bagel boss this morning flipping out on a worker that was making his breakfast calling her names and claiming she had a smerk [sic] on her face when other people got involved telling him to stop being rude and sticking up for the working this is what happened,” Reyes’ caption said. “He began ranting about women in the shop.”
In the viral video, Morgan can be seen yelling about how women reject him on dating apps because he is 5 feet tall and saying that when he is in public he gets the same “smirk” and “lip bite” from women he thinks are laughing at him. When a man tells him to calm down, he gets into his chest and asks if he wants to take it outside. A second man also intervenes and Morgan challenges him. As he tells the second man, “attack me,” the man obliges and tackles him down to the ground. Reyes said she stopped filming at that point because of the chaos. Another video shows Morgan slamming his bagel down on the ground while continuing to have a tantrum, before eventually taking his breakfast order and leaving the store.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, Morgan shares moments that led up to the viral Bagel Boss confrontation.
After claiming the woman behind the counter didn’t make his order, after being asked his order three times, Morgan said the woman claimed she couldn’t understand him.
“The third time, she smirked with her friends,’ he said. “She was laughing and talking with her friends, putting her hand over her mouth and laughing, like girls do when they reject me on a date.”
Morgan said the confrontation reminded him of several dates he went on with women.
“I’m sick of getting constantly lied to and used on dates. And then they dump me. They tell me I’m too short,” he told the Daily Mail. “They don’t have a job, or a job as good as mine. They don’t have a car. They are more overweight… and they are judging ME?”
He said the Bagel Boss incident was his tipping point and he is considering pressing charges against the man who tackled him.
“I got to the point where I’d had enough,” he added. “I was telling them I couldn’t breathe. The guy was holding me down. I had my shirt over my head and I was trying to call 911.”
After his divorce in 2007, Morgan seemed to hold onto a disdain towards women and men who are larger than him.
“I’m just not tolerating this anymore,” Morgan declared. “Some of those girls found it funny. That’s why I have resentment towards women. I find them all to be stupid, gold-digging liars.”
The 5’0″ Morgan calls himself a prophet and the modern day Martin Luther King.
“I have a mission. The girls hate me, they don’t like me, that’s fine,” he added. “I’m not stopping and the world is going to hear me. I want equality for everybody.”
Morgan, who could not be reached for comment by Heavy, told the New York Post, “My phone is blowing up like the president. I haven’t even got to my friends.”
He claims the video has changed his luck with women, telling the Post, “I got girls hitting on me I don’t even know.”