California woman fired after targeting man wearing Make America Great Again hat in Starbucks

A woman who confronted a man wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat in a Starbucks and then threatened him on Facebook has been fired from her job.

The man, identified by KPIX 5 as Victor F, told the news outlet it was an aggressive outburst.

"This crazy woman came over and started raving at me. She turned to the restaurant and said 'Hey everybody, here's this racist here, he hates brown people, he's crazy, he's a Nazi' and so forth."

The woman, posting under the name Parker Mankey, then proceeded to take photos of the man and threatened him further via her Facebook page.

"Anybody in Palo Alto know this freak? He was sitting in Starbucks. I think he lives in Palo Alto. He will never forget me and will think seriously about wearing that hat in my town ever again," a post that has since been deleted read, according to NBC News.

"If you see him in this hat please confront him. You do not want to be the person who didn't speak up as we slipped into fascism," the post continued.

She then commented on the post that she was going to stand outside the man's workplace and "make him feel as unsafe as he made every brown person he met today."

Mankey's calls for the public to challenge the man then backfired as her own workplace was made aware of what she was posting online.

Her employer, a music store called Gryphon Strings, promptly fired her saying they did not condone her behaviour whatsoever.

"We would like to make it clear that the opinions expressed and actions taken by the employee are not indicative of how we conduct ourselves at the shop," the company said in a Facebook post.

"The employee in question has been terminated. Gryphon does not believe anyone should be harassed or subject to hate speech no matter their beliefs."


When told by NBC News of the price of the woman's outburst, Victor F was extremely diplomatic.

"I feel bad that someone gets fired from their job."

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