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California woman kicked after targeting man wearing MAGA hat in Starbucks



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9, 3.30 PM GMT

By Elisha Fieldstadt

A California woman who confronted a man wearing a "Make America Great Again" had in a Starbucks and then threatened him on Facebook, has lost his job its.

"Someone in Palo Alto knows this freak?" He sat in Starbucks, I think he lives in Palo Alto. I and I want to seriously think about wearing that hat in my city again, "wrote a woman who has been identified as Rebecca Mankey on a Facebook page Monday with photos of the man.

" If you see him in this hat , please confront him. You will not be the person who did not speak up when we slipped into fascism, continued the post.

She then said on the post that she was going to stand outside the man's job and "make him feel so insecure as he did every brown person he met today."

The man, who identified himself two NBC Bay Area as Victor, remember that Mankey came up to him and asked if he was wearing the MAGA hat, worn by some supporters of President Donald Trump.

"This woman comes over and she says" Is that a Trump hat? & # 39; I said, "I think that's, yes," Victor said. He said Mankey then turned to the rest of Starbucks customers and said, "Hey, everyone. Come here. Let's get this guy! He's a hater! I'm calling him out! He hates brown people. He's a Nazi. "

A statement by Gryphon Strings, the music store where Mankey worked, said that the owners" do not tolerate harassment or hate speech of any kind. "

A later statement said she had been fired. 19659007] "Music has historically been something that has led people with different socio-political backgrounds together, says the statement." We would like to make it clear that opinions and actions taken by employees are not a sign of how we perform ourselves in the store. "

Richard Johnston, one of the owners of Gryphon, told NBC Bay Area that Mankey had worked in the store as a store manager and accountant for four years, and he would not have expected her to act the way she did.

" I think Surprised is an understatement, "Johnston said." I think dumbfounded and confused is probably more accurate. Expressing what you think is not the problem. It attacks people for what they think is the problem. "

Facebook Mankey posted on Monday, under the name Parker Mankey has since been disabled.

Victor, stressing that he felt bad, Mankey had lost his job. 19659019] Elisha Fieldstadt

Elisha Fieldstadt is a breaking news reporter for NBC News.


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