Confrontation at Starbucks over ‘MAGA’ hat erupts

Palo Alto Daily Post | 4/3/2019 | Staff
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Rebecca Parker Mankey, 46, of Palo Alto.

A south Palo Alto activist has been fired from her accounting job at Gryphon Stringed Instruments after chasing a man wearing a Make America Great Again cap out of Starbucks and then posting about the confrontation on Facebook.

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Rebecca Parker Mankey, 46, was fired on Tuesday (April 2), the day after she yelled at a man with a bushy gray beard named Victor who regularly visits the Starbucks at 361 California Ave. in Palo Alto wearing a red MAGA hat. Mankey didn’t return the Post’s requests for comment.

“Anybody in Palo Alto know this freak?” Mankey asked in a widely shared Facebook post that included two photos of the man at Starbucks. “He will never forget me and will think seriously about wearing that hat in my town ever again. If you see him in this hat, please confront him.”

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Mankey went on to write that she yelled at him, “called the entire Starbucks to order” and yelled at him again about hating Latinos.

“He threatened to call the cops. I left after yelling at him some more,” Mankey wrote. “I went back in and yelled after I had changed my mind and wanted him to call the police because I wanted to know his name, where he lived, his wife’s name and where his kids went to school.”

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Mankey then called the man more names, told him to call police and asked someone else at Starbucks to call the police.

“He wouldn’t call the police, so I called him a wimp. He got his stuff together to leave. I followed him to the register while he complained about me,” Mankey wrote. “Then chased him out of Starbucks yelling him to get the f*** out of my town and never come back.”

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At one point, the man asked Mankey whether she...
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