ANAHEIM, Calif. – A surveillance camera captured a customer's refined rant which he berated an employee over a sign announcing a daily taco special in Spanish at a Mexican restaurant in southern California.
The incident occurred recently at Palapas Tacos in Anaheim, California, Juan Del Rio. The restaurant's owner told KTLA on Wednesday that he believes the man was upset by a sign in front of his business announcing the various daily specials.
One of the daily specials is a Friday fish taco for $ 1[ads1].99. The unidentified customer tried to order the item on another day and was surprised when he was charged more than that.
The confusion may have occurred over a set of different signs that advertise the daily offers inside and outside the restaurant. In the business, the menu shows the special offers in English and Spanish, while a sign outside has it only in Spanish.
It is apparently what led the man to be irate, according to Del Rio.
"It's bull- — It says in Mexican. We're not in Mexico, we're in America," the customer can be heard in the video. "This is America. Not Spanish."
Outside the sign has been up since the restaurant opened a few years ago, and this was the first time Del Rio realized it was not bilingual.
The accident also marks the first time anyone has been upset by the fact that it is only in Spanish, he added.
In addition to telling the cashier, the customer later threatened to call immigration staff at Del Rio, the owner said.