|Quoting lewis (Reply 5):|
What the hell is this guy doing in S.Korea?
According to some news articles I've read about this, he lives there, teaching ESL.
Kind of seems like a cliche, but apparently he was talking loudly on the phone, and the older Korean gentlemen told him to shut up (in English). Afterwards, he thought he heard a racial slur from the same guy, but it turned out to be a Korean word that sounded similar. That's when the assault began.
The bus driver took the bus to the police station, where he got arrested and released only an hour later after some questioning, causing much rage amongst the online Korean community.
The biggest mistake made by most human beings: Listening to only half, understanding just a quarter and telling double.