The hotel security guard who claimed former Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill assaulted him and called him the N-word during a dispute in Texas was revealed to be a white man, The Post has learned.
Johnny Loomis, 61, a loss prevention officer at The Omni Hotel in Frisco, claimed that O’Neill made the disparaging remarks and slugged him after passing out at the hotel bar on Aug. 23.
The security guard helped O’Neill back up to the fifth floor when the melee began, according to documents from the Frisco Police Department.
O’Neill, who claims to have fired the fatal shots that killed Osama bin Laden, was attempting to open the hotel room door with his credit card when he allegedly “struck Johnny on the chest with his right palm.”
Then the former special ops “called Johnny a ‘fu–ing n—er,’” the police arrest warrant states. The warrant also states that Loomis is a white man.
The guard was able to get away from the former member of SEAL Team Six, considered among the most elite fighters in the world, and asked the hotel to call 911.
“Johnny stated he had a heart surgery scheduled soon,” the warrant stated.
Loomis was evaluated by medics and released. Police who arrived at the hotel photographed Loomis’ injuries, which left red marks on his chest, to use as evidence.
O’Neill, who was in Texas to participate in a podcast, told the cops he drank “way too much” alcohol and admitted he barely remembered arriving at the hotel.
“[He] stated he was disappointed in himself, and stated it was his fault he was under arrest and that he can be an ‘a–hole,’” an officer who interviewed O’Neill in jail wrote.
However, when cops asked O’Neill about hitting the security guard or using the N-word, his demeanor changed.
“Robert stated he did not palm strike Johnny because he does not strike people; he stated he would have choked Johnny,” the police report reads. “Robert stated Johnny was ‘full of s–t’ and believed this to be a money grab.”
He also joked that he “should have robbed a high-end store because he would have gotten away with that.”
O’Neill has vehemently denied that he used any racist language.
“I have honorably and proudly served my country for half my life in battles all over the world, standing shoulder to shoulder with men of all races, religions and sexual orientations,” O’Neill told The Post.
“The color of one’s skin doesn’t matter when your life is on the line. The idea that I would use a racial slur against anyone is so preposterous, so beyond offensive to not only myself but all of my brothers who have served and fought with me; I deny it in the strongest terms.”
The police report notes there are no cameras in the hallway of the hotel where the alleged attack took place.
The former SEAL came into public prominence after he took credit for firing the shots that killed 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden during a covert raid in 2011. O’Neill told his story in his 2017 memoir “The Operator.”
The United States government has never confirmed or denied the story.
The 47-year-old was arrested and booked into jail last week in the Dallas suburb. He was slapped with a Class A misdemeanor charge of assault causing bodily injury and a Class C misdemeanor charge of public intoxication.
He has since bonded out of jail and celebrated his wedding anniversary over the weekend.
The alcohol-fueled incident is O’Neill’s latest run-in with the law,
In 2016, he was arrested for driving drunk in Montana. The charges were later dropped, CBS News reported.
In 2020, the outspoken vet was banned by Delta Airlines for refusing to wear a mask on the plane.
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