ANAHEIM (CBSLA) — A bilingual menu apparently set off a customer in Anaheim.

A security camera then caught him going into an all out rant.

In the video the man yells at employees and customers and threatens to call immigration.

Workers tell CBSLA it was very upsetting.

The mix-up seemed to stem from a sign that reads “especial de Viernes,” which means “Friday special” in English.

“We’re not in Mexico. We’re in America,” the man yells at the employee.

He then yelled at customers in line behind him.

The owner of Palapas Tacos on Lincoln says the man could not understand the fish special’s board.

“My cashier was really shaken when he left,” said owner Juan Del Rio. “She was scared. He got in and he was in a bad mood. He was acting aggressive. He was like not having a good day.”

The sign outside is in Spanish but inside the restaurant it clearly says Friday in English.

But even when the cashier pointed that out, witnesses say the man didn’t let up. That’s when Del Rio grabbed his cellphone and took video of the man leaving in his car, saying that he was going to call immigration because the man said Del Rio “is not legal.”

The cook, Ruben Velasquez, said in Spanish that “one works honestly. We don’t take the bread out of anyone’s mouth.”

Comments (98)
  1. Jimmy Palmieri says:

    disgusting trump loving white supremacist.

    1. Kevin Bearly says:

      Po wittle baby. Is Trump responsible for everything bad in your wittle snow flake life? The customer is an idiot and probably does not even know how to register to vote. Probably a union democrat cleaning porta potties.

      1. Bob Jenkins says:

        There is one thing that Trump isn’t responsible for… Jimmy’s little wanker.

      2. Warden Clyffe says:

        Snowflake is a very common word. Por favor, Senor Bearly…hablar Ingles.

    2. Ken Mulligan says:

      You’re just as nutty as that man.

    3. Fritz Vondago says:

      So does that mean you see yourself as a stinking worthless Democratic party Socialist then?

    4. I really hope you’re being sarcastic, Jimmy. Because if that’s really your heartfelt reaction to this, you likely are a danger to yourself and others.

  2. Horrible. These are not the Americans we should ever strive to be. We are so much better than this.

    1. Brad Kaplan says:

      People with small, weak little minds are unable to comprehend and put in to context the overarching issues that can lead people to the level of frustration that this guy was exhibiting. They are called “liberals”.

      1. Warden Clyffe says:

        Odd, that the common word ‘into’ is not part of your vocabulary.

  3. Martha Rico says:

    Police should have been called.

    1. Warden Clyffe says:

      You mean…policia.

  4. Joe Bunting says:

    Can you believe that stupid old man’s ignorance? The Trumpers want America to be like Nazi Germany.

    1. Mikki Greenwood says:

      The man most likely belongs to the democrats. Conservatives don’t usually act this way.

    2. Jim Williams says:

      What a slanderous paranoid delusion. If the 63 million people who voted for Trump wanted America to be Nazi Germany, do you think anyone could stop them?

    3. CJ Osborne says:

      Joe: Why do you not realize that “Trumpers” do not yell, and scream, and threaten, and demand that others think and behave as they do? Those are LEFTIST traits! You know, the folks who insist that EVERYONE BE LIKE THEM.

  5. dc (@dc_us) says:

    “People are idiots and idiots are people” J Wildman

  6. Ray Junior says:

    No Americans should demand assimilation as called for in our legal immigration laws. If you want to continue to use your language, be loyal to your previous residence flag and not assimilate, then stay there.

    1. Charles Alfred Diaz says:

      The United States has many people who speak many languages. Your comment is plain stupid. People don’t learn a new language overnight. Language acquisition can be even more difficult as we get older. The sign has nothing to do with assimilating or not, dimwit. Our immigration laws do not require people to abandon their other languages. BTW: How’s your Navajo language class coming? Stupid.

      1. Bailey Moad says:

        It’s not a Navajo nation. No need to.

  7. Elena Tbuor says:

    Orange ma bad. I’m another idiot liberal suffering from Trump derandement syndrome.
    Grow up already!

    1. Warden Clyffe says:

      You botched the words man and derangement.

  8. Duffy Spies says:

    If you’re not willing to assimilate, go away.
    Grouchs are bad for business too.
    Everybody is welcome, LEGALLY…

  9. Steve Keller says:

    United we stand, divided we fall. There is justifiable outrage at the invasion of this country.

  10. Sorry, so were the people in question illegals or not? Very much changes the story one way or another.

  11. Al Zabel says:

    Kind a like Maxine Waters, when she learned that there was no Russian collusion.

    1. Warden Clyffe says:

      No…it’s not like that at all.

  12. Tad Allen says:

    Build the wall against Cartel activity and learn Spanish. Being bilingual is an advantage and helps keep your mind young. Totally Fake theme of wall=racism. That’s a lie. More true – opponents of wall are Cartel advocates. Politicians and media on their payroll? INVESTIGATE THAT.

  13. If we have to play Cowboys & Mexicans with real guns again, so be it.
    Won’t end any better for the Mexicans than last time.

    1. Warden Clyffe says:

      It’s extremely unlikely you’ve so much as slapped an illegal alien. Mouth-running Drama Queen.

  14. So a crazy guy goes into a Mexican restaurant acting crazy, and the crazy people in the comment section blame it on Trump lol.

  15. Benjamin Dover says:

    He is right. The wording/copy should have been written in English. It is our language in the United States.

    1. Nick Summy says:

      Dude it was a Mexican restaurant! Thats like going to a Starbucks and flipping out because their sizes are written in Italian

      1. Warden Clyffe says:

        Perfect analogy. Too bad it won’t be understood by the person you are addressing. Note his screen name…now consider he is most likely a grown man.

  16. Elena George says:

    This old geezer is just nasty and rude. There was no call for his behavior, none.

    Always be kinder than you have to be!

  17. Kathie Belle Edwards says:

    Charles, we have immigrants (Illegal?) who have been here in CA for 24-35 years, who don’t speak English! I have met them, I have seen them interviewed on the news, and they ADMIT they’ve been here for decades, but can’t speak English. I’m sorry, but there is no excuse for that. I have absolutely no compassion or respect for any migrant who 1) comes into OUR country illegally, and 2) who comes into OUR country, illegally or legally, and refuses to assimilate, learn English (a requirement of citizenship), and 3) thinks OUR country “owes them,” free schooling, medical, housing, legal aid, food or birthing.

  18. Raúl Williams says:

    Reality check, not everyone wants a bunch of illegals here!

  19. William Hofmeister says:

    His anger at the destruction caused to American by illegals invading is justified. We’re in American, our restaurant menus should be in english. If you can require them to post all the nutritional info, you can require it to be in english. If you want the menu to-lingual I have no problem with that. If the people cooking in back are illegals I have a problem with that. Deport them all. They have turned many of all cities into third world sh@tholes.

    1. Warden Clyffe says:

      Odd, that you’re not familiar with the term bilingual, nor the word two. How long have you been in this country, Mr. Hofmeister?

      1. <——spelling police and 100% open borders liberal. He probably has 10' wall around his house, hasn't taken in and supported 1 illegal, but hates my border wall and expects everyone to be tolerant of the 3rd world invasion……we are a nation of American citizens Mr. Clyffe, not immigrants…

      2. Warden Clyffe says:

        @Matt – I’m very much in favor of a wall. You’re running your mouth in the wrong direction…because you’re very simple-minded, and simpletons are wrong much more often than they are right.

  20. Matthew Graff says:

    Seems simple to me, if you can’t read the menu and don’t know what you’re ordering, go somewhere else. If I entered a Russian diner and the menu wasn’t in English, I’d have to leave as I would go someplace I felt comfortable understanding what I was ordering.

  21. Faith Sentinel says:

    I think the bigger issue is the bait and switch tactics of the restaurant’s marketing. A 12ft sign on the exterior wall claiming $1.99 Fish Tacos – All Day, with no mention of Fridays. I’d be upset too if I pulled over for a couple of $2 tacos and was instead charged for $5 tacos. I don’t buy the owner’s story that he didn’t realize that his pricey, 12ft tall, custom-printed sign didn’t specify “Friday Special.”

    1. Kathie Belle Edwards says:

      Yes, a Mexican restaurant in AMERICA, not Mexico! You wouldn’t expect a patron to speak Chinese in a Chinese restaurant, but you should expect the Chinese workers to speak English. I happen to respect Hispanics more than to think that they are too stupid to learn English. I do wonder, though, why many won’t, and why many, seemingly, refuse to assimilate.

  22. Warden Clyffe says:

    It’s noteworthy that those here siding with this curmudgeon in the most vehement manner display a third-grade mastery of English. A case can be made that supports this man’s point…but these dummies are incapable of winning any case.

  23. Warden Clyffe says:

    The real story, is that this man is patronizing an establishment he knew before going in promotes itself in ‘Mexican’. Clearly he will sell out his principles for two dollars…but this proud, patriotic American draws the line at $3.50.

    1. Kathie Belle Edwards says:

      On the contrary. He is not prejudiced against Mexicans, or he would not have entered a Mexican restaurant. It is because he felt swindled by a company refusing to offer a gringo a discount he felt was being reserved for Spanish speaking patrons. The ad clearly stated one price, but he was being charged more than what was being advertised. Prejudice in business or life should not be allowed by Mexican Nationals, Americans of Mexican heritage, or Europeans, or anyone else. He felt cheated.

      1. Warden Clyffe says:

        Read more…opine less. Or better yet…join the Dem’s, where selective stupidity is actually encouraged.

  24. Davey Jones says:

    Restaurants charge lower prices on their Spanish-only menus.

  25. David Moore says:

    I studied Spanish language in junior high, high school and junior college… speak, read and write fluently now. I love tacos!

  26. Chris Richards says:

    its false advertising. they have a sign showing one price, and then when you order it, the prices go up. the only indication is that its written in spanish that it is only on friday. He should not be charged the full price.

    1. Warden Clyffe says:

      Read more…opine less.

  27. Gary W. De Leon says:

    One time I was on a bus in L.A. I could hear people speaking Chinese, German, Russian, Ethiopian. I stood up and yelled “this is America, speak Spanish.”

  28. Stuart Miller says:

    I am a Scotsman from the US who lives in Mexico. Lots of menus are bilingual here to generate more customers. The free market will sort out most issues. Knowing foreign languages can be beneficial, except for maybe French. I studied French in High School and have never once had occasion to say “Je me rends!”

  29. Bill Loyal says:

    Welcome to the new world, this guy is right, sick of having to decipher menus in Spanish, pushing one for English, getting manuals in 12 different languages.. this is the USA speak English or leave. Liberals better get used to this.. sure its an old fat white guy now, but people like me in their 30s are sick of it too. Its not “white supremacy” its years of being pushed and shoved and now the nation is shoving back

  30. Jim Hyland says:

    Why so much hate and division in the world today? God’s prolonged spiritual judgment has begun. God has given up man to his sinful desires and it is going to get much worse as we approach the last day. To learn more, check E Bible Fellowship.

  31. Edgar Aethelred says:

    I don’t blame the guy one bit. We are being invaded by illegal aliens and our politicians don’t do anything to stop it, in fact they make it happens.
    These illegals are acting like martyrs. Ingrates.

  32. I understand his frustration as our country has become the United States of Hispania. It’s standard now with most companies you call: Press #1 for English; Press #2 for Spanish. La Raza is accomplishing their goals.

    1. Warden Clyffe says:

      That isn’t true. It’s become somewhat rare in the past decade. Were you a smart, capable man, you could readily make that argument without lying.

  33. Sam Katz says:

    As an older white male I repudiate the stupidity of this “customer”.

  34. Steven Palmer says:

    btw, if the Spanish did not rape and pillage the Americas…. then it would be some other language like Aztec…. after all, they are the ones who made the Americas go from Indian (woo-woo-woo Indian) to Spanish.. LOL….

    1. Warden Clyffe says:

      ‘Woo-woo-woo Indian’ is horribly insensitive. The preferred term is Casino Indian, so as to differentiate them from Slurpee Indians.

  35. Michael Martin says:

    Well, if he doesn’t like bilingual menus probably better that he move out of California.

  36. hes nuts making a scene over a taco at the size of him he dont even need tacos or any junk food anyway could loose a few pounds

  37. This is outrageous, a Mexican restaurant with Spanish words on the menu and their ads. We should ask the Chinese and Japanese restaurants to translate their menus too so Americans can order feeling white, powerful and proud of knowing only one language! I’ll be also asking my local restaurants to remove the English translation of the menu and their ads since our official language is Spanish, even though, we have people from many nations living and visiting here.