A Latina woman who was dining with her family visiting from Guatemala claims she was verbally harassed by a white woman for speaking Spanish at a restaurant in Virginia.
The woman said they were yelled at for more than 10 minutes inside Andy’s in Lovettsville.
"She asked for passports; she said that she knew everybody in Loudoun County to get us out of here, and she started saying that we were supposed to speak English, but I'm like 'We’re not talking to you,’” the victim, who asked to remain anonymous, told Telemundo 44.
“They're here visiting and they don’t know English, so how do you want them to speak English when they’re here just visiting?" she said.
In a video clip from the incident, the harasser can be heard shouting racist profanities at the family inside the restaurant and on the front steps after she’s been escorted out.
“Get the f—k out, back to your f---ing country. Go back to your f---ing country,” she shouts.
“You do not come over here and freeload on America. I’m tired of this s—t,” she continues once she’s outside.
While the police were called, no charges were filed, Telemundo 44 reported.
The victim, who said her 7-year-old daughter was present during the incident, said she’s speaking out in hopes other people subject to racist harassment don’t remain silent.
"It's not fair that they do this to us, and even less acceptable if there are children present. It's not fair for any child to have to go through that. You just don't do that," she said.
The owner of the restaurant said the woman who did the harassing is no longer welcome.