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Lake County authorities search for woman reported missing after berating Trump supporter



Lake County Sheriff's Office continued the Sunday search for a Bay Area woman who made national headlines earlier this month and received subsequent death threats after publishing a man to wear a Make America Great Again hat on a coffee shop.

Rebecca Parker Mankey of Palo Alto was last seen and left a friend's house in Lake County on Thursday morning after a week's stay, according to the Sheriff's office. Mankey did not come home to her husband several hours later, and the agency received a missing person's report at. 1

in the morning, the sheriff's office said in a press release.

Mankey came on fire after using Facebook to condemn a 74-year-old man she had met at a Palo Alto Starbucks on April 1, reported several news. The man wore a red hat with the slogan "Make American Great Again", popular by President Donald Trump during the presidential campaign in 2016.

Mankey confronted the man, shouting at him and asking others in the store to do the same as she wrote about in a Facebook post later the screen capture of the NBC Bay Area.

"He'll never forget me and will think seriously about wearing that hat in my town again," Mankey wrote. "If you see him in this hat, please confront him."

Mankey's personal information shortly after was published and shared on the right-hand side of social media, and she and her family received several threats of injury and death, Bayshore Progressive Democrats, a political group co-chaired by Mankey in that time. a Facebook post.

"We are familiar with a number of examples of how non-violent engagement has successfully changed the heart and mind of some highly racist people while not allowing their statements and beliefs to go unchallenged," the group wrote in a Facebook post it 2 April. "Mankey's actions did not follow these principles and do not reflect the organisation's political philosophy and approach."

Mankey also lost his job as a result of the incident and later declined as co-chairman of the group, Bayshore Progressive Democrats said.

Sea County detectives were unable to contact Mankey on Sunday, although they believe she may have traveled to the Washington state, the sheriff's office said in the press release.

She runs a black 2010 Honda Accord with the California license plate 8INB004, the authorities said. Anyone who has information about Mankey's whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff sgt. John Gregore at 707-263-2690.

You can reach Staff Writer Nashelly Chavez at 707-521-5203 or nashelly.chavez@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @nashellytweets.


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