Transcript for Man threatens to report Spanish-speaking women
Now to that racially charged tirade caught on camera. A man here in New York yelling at two women because they were speaking Spanish in a restaurant. Threatening to call immigration enforcement. The backlash growing this morning and ABC's linsey Davis is here, has that story for us. Good morning, linsey. Reporter: Good morning, robin. The manager at the restaurant said a restaurant regular was simply speaking Spanish with an employee when the man who has been identified as a New York City lawyer lashed out threatening to call I.C.E. And suggesting that he pays for that welfare. This morning there are calls for that man to lose his job. Your sridades. Speaking Spanish to customers. Reporter: A lawyer captured on cell phone video threatening Spanish speaking workers at this New York City lunch counter with deportation for speaking their native language. My guess is they're not docked so my next call is to I.C.E. An employee tries to reason with the ranting man only to be interrupted. Every person I listen to, he spoke it, he spoke it. She's speaking it, this is America. Reporter: The employees say they felt humiliated. I pay for tear welfare. I pay for their ability to be here. The least they can do, the least they can do is speak English. Edward says they were talking to one of the employees in Spanish when the lawyer overheard them and began berating them. I'm calling I.C.E. Reporter: Overnight social media erupted for calls for the lawyer to be fired. This video is just the latest example of seemingly bigoted or biased behavior going viral. Earlier this week a man in this California cofean and tea leaf began yelling at a woman whose face was covered. Is this Halloween or something? Why would you say that. I don't like your religion and I don't want to be killed by you. Reporter: The supervisor refused to serve the man. Why are you not serving him? Because he's disrupting a public place and being very racist. Thank you. Reporter: Two weeks ago this Yale university student filmed herself being questioned by police after a white classmate reported her napping in a common area. I have every right to call the police. Reporter: Shortly after the lawyer's tirade about people speaking Spanish the mayor tweeted the city's diversity is our strength and the people who call it home speak more than 200 languages and they are all welcome him. Apparently he threw his drink and sandwich down and when he left people in the restaurant
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