A woman dining at a Mexican restaurant told employees “get the f*** out of my country” because they were speaking Spanish.
Miranda Castillo, a hostess at Tampico Mexican Restaurant in Parkersburg, W.Va., saw the woman screaming at manager Sergio Budar and his brother-in-law and owner Luis Salas while they discussed restaurant renovations on Saturday.
“I’ve lived in California for 20 years and English is our first language so you need to speak English,” the customer said to Budar on Castillo’s video. “Get the f*** out of my country.” Her companion, a man with a white beard, attempts to quiet her.
Budar told the woman that any problem she has is “in your mind” and that he’s a U.S. citizen.
“I don’t have a problem with the way you look, but you’re in America and you need to speak English,” she answered.
“If you’re going to be racist, we’re going to leave,” the friend said firmly. “That’s racist — this man takes care of me and we’re going to get out of here because you don’t talk like that to him.”
“I am not racist!” she yelled.
Budar asked the customers to leave and pays for their meal. “And you can feel better,” he said. As she’s walking out, she said, “I got raped by illegal aliens. You can’t speak English and you want me to be nice to you? F******* rapists.”
Another customer off-camera is heard saying, “White men rape women too. All men do.”
Castillo, who has worked at the restaurant for one year, told Yahoo Lifestyle that Salas, seen on the video wearing red clothing, couldn’t stand up because he broke his leg. She said that the woman threw a napkin at Budar and that the patrons had previously ordered margaritas and beer.
“The woman’s friend was embarrassed,” said Castillo. “He said, ‘I am sorry, I didn’t know this would happen.'”
The employee’s mom, Irma Deleon, posted the videos on Facebook. “ My poor baby was frightened but cannot believe this continues to happen,” she wrote. “We should be united as a country but there is much hate. We are all human trying to help each other out. I will pray for this woman to be a better person, but you can only educate the ignorant. First they must listen.”
“I felt a lot of adrenaline and I’m a very sensitive person, so if I had gotten in the middle of it, I would have started crying,” Castillo told Yahoo Lifestyle. “Her levels of anger were insane.”
According to the website Latino Rebels, a person on Facebook wrote that the woman lives in her friend’s apartment building and “went off” on his son who has autism. “And from what I heard, she is always this crazy wild drunk. This apparently is nothing new to her.”