On Monday, Beaverton Police were called to a man who was threatening violence and yelling racial slurs at a 17-year-old black female.
It happened near SW Tualatin Valley Highway and Murray Boulevard in Beaverton.
Witnesses saw 37-year-old Samuel Corbett pursuing the girl in the street and threatening physical violence and yelling racial slurs.
Witnesses told officers they put themselves between Corbett and the victim to stop him from continuing to pursue her.
The victim was able to seek shelter in the AM/PM store while witnesses blocked Corbett from entering the business.
Corbett, who lives in unincorporated Washington County, was taken to Washington County Jail and charged with Intimidation in the Second Degree, Menacing, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Harassment.
A Beaverton Police Victim Advocate has reached out to the victim and her family to provide any services they may need.
Police Chief Jim Monger said, "This type of crime won’t be tolerated in our community, which is evident by the response from our community members. Thank you for standing up against racism."