Booze, beach, and the hot Texas sun all added up to a Connecticut man going on a hate filled rant.

Sadly here's our world. Horrible feelings of, often misplaced anger, managing to bubble up. Add drinking to it, when your inhibitions and thought process goes out the window and a lot of ugliness can rear it's head.

In a story from,  Alexander Downing from Waterford Connecticut got caught on video cursing and berating a Muslim family on a beach in Texas. That video has now gone viral. According to the report, the family that Downing was ranting at were staying a the South Padre Pearl hotel, and entered the beach through a private access area.

I was curious about the area, so I got in touch with a friend of mine who lives in Texas and spends a lot of time at South Padre Island and the beach there. He said that the beach near the Pearl is a popular vacation spot with families and that it's a higher end area. Evidently families and children enjoying beach time were no match for a drunken rant.

The family that was accosted posted this YouTube video, with an account of what they say occurred. Here's a portion of it:

While enjoying our time at the beach during a family reunion, our kids and us had to experience ugliness and aggressiveness in the worse shape and form possible
My father was approached by two woman who were also enjoying their time. The women asked him to help with talking to a stranger who was harassing them. All my father said to the guy was "please enjoy your time and have fun and let everyone else here enjoy their time." The guy seemed to listen and walked away. He then came back to my father and started throwing racist comments.

WARNING: the video contains profanity

By the way, Downing was arrested for public intoxication at the beach on South Padre Island in Texas.

Drinking and stupidity teaming up for an unpleasant beach day. Personally I think the family showed amazing restraint.