Customer goes on racist rant at Amy’s Pizzeria, verbally attacking employees in now viral video


A Hatboro pizza shop gained attention after a viral TikTok video made its rounds Friday, showing a customer on a racist tirade directed at one of its workers.

In the video, an employee or owner of Amy’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant is shown standing at the register Thursday night, as a customer, who has not been identified, demands a refund during the profanity-laced verbal attack.

“What’s wrong with that is you’re not American dude. I will look you the (expletive) up and get you the (expletive) out of our town. (Expletive) you. Give me my money back. I’m not giving my money to some illegal immigrant,” the customer said.

A customer went on a racist rant at Amy's Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant, in Hatboro, on Thursday, February 24, 2023.

A customer went on a racist rant at Amy’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant, in Hatboro, on Thursday, February 24, 2023.

The video, filmed by another employee, lasts nearly five minutes, ending just as a police officer walks into the store.

“This lady walked into our pizza shop (owned by Hispanics) and heard Spanish coming from our TV and started discriminating us. Not all Spanish speakers are Mexican and it was bold of her to assume so,” the pizzeria said on their TikTok post showing the video.

“Discrimination should NOT happen to anyone, no matter who they are nor what their background is. America is a country built by immigrants. I’m so sorry if you have ever experienced something like this.”

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Hatboro Police Department issued a statement on the Borough of Hatboro Facebook page Friday, saying they responded to a report of a disturbance at Amy’s Pizzeria, where they were able to de-escalate the dispute.

A customer went on a racist rant at Amy's Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant, in Hatboro, on Thursday, February 24, 2023.

A customer went on a racist rant at Amy’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant, in Hatboro, on Thursday, February 24, 2023.

Police said they are reviewing video of the incident and the investigation is ongoing. No names have been released.

The statement also included a warning to those who have seen the video.

“It has also come to the attention of the police department that the video of the incident is circulating on social media and some people have falsely identified the woman depicted in the video. We strongly suggest people cease and desist the attachment of false or mistaken names and identities to this video as the identity of the individual(s) involved are know (sic) to police,” it read.

Amy’s Pizzeria posted on their Facebook page Friday morning, thanking the community for their support, but like the police, asked for people to stop their attacks on who they perceive to be the woman in the video.

“We appreciate all your love and support but we do not support anyone trying to find this woman and accusing innocent people,” the post read.

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This article originally appeared on Bucks County Courier Times: Amy’s Pizzeria in Hatboro capture racist rant on viral video



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