PALO ALTO (KPIX 5) – An accountant has lost her job after berating a man in public and online for wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap at a Starbucks in Palo Alto.

The confrontation took place at the coffeehouse on California Avenue on Monday, which quickly went viral.

Since losing her job, the woman has seemed to have gone into hiding, while the man was spotted wearing the hat Wednesday.

“You know, America is still a free country right?” said Victor F., a 74-year-old supporter of the president who lives in Palo Alto.

Victor casually went about his business on California Avenue on Wednesday, still sporting the red hat that prompted the loud confrontation at the Starbucks.

Victor F., a supporter of President Donald Trump, wears his "Make America Great Again" hat in Palo Alto following a confrontation at a local Starbucks. (CBS)

Victor F., a supporter of President Donald Trump, wears his “Make America Great Again” hat in Palo Alto following a confrontation at a local Starbucks. (CBS)

“This crazy woman came over and started raving at me. She turned to the rest of Starbucks and said, ‘Hey everybody, here’s this racist over here. He hates brown people, he’s crazy, he’s a Nazi,’ and so forth,” Victor told KPIX 5.

The woman, Rebecca Parker Mankey, then began taking photos and posting about it on her Facebook page, saying she was going to shame him, get him fired, kicked out of clubs and march up and down his street.

Victor says she left, then came back and tried to rile the Starbucks crowd once more.

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“‘Hey everybody here’s this racist,’ and so on. And then as she wrote in her thing, she was disappointed everybody didn’t come and mob me,” he said.

In fact, the opposite happened. People started harassing Parker Mankey’s family and her employer Gryphon Stringed Instruments, where she was an accountant.

The store owner decided to fire her after he read her Facebook posts.

“We feel that music is what brings people together. So having someone then making comments that are so divisive is not consistent with our values,” said store owner Richard Johnston.

No one answered the door at Parker Mankey’s home, but a female spoke through a closed window saying Rebecca doesn’t live here.

“She didn’t want to discuss the issues with me. She wanted just to scream about Nazi’s and so on and that’s what we’ve sunken to,” Victor said.

Victor wears a yarmulke underneath his MAGA hat. He is Jewish and so to him, being called a Nazi is hurtful.

“People with an education should know better than to say stupid things like that,” he said.

Comments (38)
  1. Robert Paul says:

    goos for the facist

    1. Jacobo Panera Ryan says:

      If we see her or her husband in public we will DEMAND the locations refuse service to them due to her now famous rants that can affect all customers,

      Her husband willie mankey works for the PALO ALTO SCHOOL DISTRICT and we demand he be fired also! by his guilt by association collusion and as a bad influence on all children due to his wifes insane conduct for a old man in a hat.
      So people whenever we see her in a food place or other demand her removal since next she will be complaining about the food your eating

  2. Russell Ensley says:

    bahahahaahahaha! she should be charged with disorderly conduct and if she touched him with battery.

  3. Travis Livengood says:

    Racist and bigoted liberals do bigoted things.

  4. Jeff Caldwell says:

    If one limits their news source to just MSNBC, this type type of behavior can be understood.

  5. Nadja Adolf says:

    The woman is delusional and really should consider consulting a mental health professional. She is not unlike the Klan members that my father’s family had to fight a shooting war against since they would simply not stop trying to lynch his family, his relatives, and some of their neighbors. The Klan may be dead; but this is one very big reason that I will always oppose so-called sensible gun laws. The first proponents of nationwide gun control were the KKK – disarmed southerners couldn’t fight back; armed Coloradans, Indianans, New Jersey residents, and Oregonians could and did fight back. Few people realize that in the 1910s – 1920s the Klan was far larger in the North than in the South, that they ruled a number of Northern states, and that sundown towns were more pervasive in the north and west than in the south well into the 1960s. Today’s Klan now has a new name and is composed of ANTIFA and other “Resistance” members like this woman – and they are just as dangerous and deadly and likely to attempt to rally lynch mobs. Fortunately for her intended victim, the other patrons were not interested in joining her in a mob.

  6. Victoria Rhodes Moore says:

    Umm, besides being a raging lunatic, she may be just a plain idiot. She wanted to get a 74 year old man fired from his job(retired), wanted to know where his kids went to school (maybe gran-kids, pretty sure his children would be grown) called a Jewish man a Nazi. She’s just wrong and hateful in so may ways.

  7. Steve R Smith says:

    Good she had it coming!

  8. Patrick James Kelly says:

    The only thing worse than people who feel compelled to wear something in public that announces a contentious view is those who would take the bait and respond like an even bigger idiot. Yet another story that belittles purported human intelligence.

    1. Robert Hickman says:

      yeh well you have a mask on your stupid face

  9. Greg McDonald says:

    She should have gotten a raise.

    1. Karl Lindbergh says:

      Yeah, raised by a noose around her filthy pencil neck.

  10. Liberal females are the true HOME-GROWN TERRORISTS and should be treated as such. Eliminate them at any & all costs.

  11. Paul Clayton says:

    There are two major political parties in the United States, the republicans and the democrats. Not the Nazi party. Sadly, when democrats lose elections, it’s always because the other side is Nazi, or colluding with Russia, or something. Just imagine if people wearing “I like Ike” buttons were harassed and beaten up in public. Or JFK. We would never have gotten this far as a nation. The deranged democrats like this woman should be muzzled or put in straight jackets by their loved ones or this country will find itself in civil war.

  12. Lisa Bernstein says:

    Those are not democrats that behave like that…They are socialists. Her hubby works for the school district. Socialists.

  13. I’ve been thinking about this woman. I don’t think she was out of control. I think this was a planned attack designed to spark a physical response from him and then she could play the victim card. This man’s wisdom and calm response destroyed her plan.