Two People Tried To Harass A Fruit Vendor In California But Two Men Stood Up For Them
Update July 15, 2020: The owner of Bergie’s Bar and Grill is apologizing after a video went viral of him confronting fruit vendors. The video shows Mike Foster, as well as his wife Renee McAlonis, calling the police on a fruit vendor.
After going viral, the owner of Bergie’s Bar and Grill is apologizing.
“We apologize for the entire situation,” Foster told KHTS Radio. “We got out of control, and it should not have gotten to that level. My wife is now constantly getting death threats,” Foster said. “A former employee posted our address and phone number online.”
Foster continued to say that the multiple videos do not show the full interaction. He says that he is not racist and that his only concern was that the vendor had the proper permits.
Original: There are few things in this world that are super sacred. Included in the sacred things would be the precious fruit vendors that we see regularly selling fresh fruit to people. Well, one couple in Santa Clarita thought they brought a fruit vendor down but they only made their business stronger.
A Santa Clarita couple tried to have a fruit vendor taken down.
The video shows two people confronting a fruit vendor in Santa Clarita, California. The man recording the video asks what the problem is and the man claims he is upset that the vendor doesn’t have a permit.
Don’t worry, there is another, longer angle of the confrontation.
The second angle comes from the first man’s brother. You can hear the second man start with the jokes and name-calling off the bat. While name-calling is not something we endorse, we all know that one primo who talks like this and he makes any situation just a little bit better. He even engages with someone off-camera and gleefully refers to the couple as Karen and Paul.
The police did arrive, but according to Instagram, they were given a warning and told to move the cart.
According to the people who were recording the confrontation, the couple owns Bergie’s, a bar and restaurant in Santa Clarita. The man, who was the main aggressor in the confrontation, can be heard as one point responding to the fruit vendor saying, “I don’t fucking speak Spanish.”
After the videos, the community came together to uplift the fruit vendor.
“My uncle and his friend started this fruit business Few (sic) months ago. They’ve been hustling ever since,” reads the GoFundMe page. “Unfortunately they were harassed by a racist couple in Santa Clarita, California Sunday afternoon. Thankfully people were there to support. Thank you for the love and support towards my uncle and his friend! It means alot to us❤️ Any donations would help. God bless you all❤️”
And, of course, people who needed some fresh fruit showed up to their new location to give them cash directly.
It seems that every time people try to come after people nowadays ends in the victim with a hefty GoFundMe donation. If you want to donate to La Palma, you can do so by clicking here.