A music store employee who ranted at an elderly man because she saw him wearing a Make America Great Again hat outside a California Starbucks has gone missing, after she was fired from her job.
Rebecca Mankey, from Palo Alto, failed to return home to her husband on Friday after a trip to Lake County, the Sheriff’s Office there say.
Her cellphone last placed her in Aberdeen, Washington, and desperate friends have posted online for help in finding her.
Melissa Demyan wrote on Facebook: ‘My friend Parker is missing. It’s been over 24 hours since anyone has seen or heard from her. I last saw her when she was leaving Lake County to head home yesterday.
‘Parker if you’re reading this: we love you so so much and we just want to know you’re safe. Please let us know you’re okay!’
Mankey, 46, allegedly branded the 74-year-old Jewish Trump supporter ‘racist’ and a ‘Nazi’ before boasting about her attack online earlier this month.
In a long Facebook post she admitted that she shouted at Victor and called for anyone who saw the man to ‘please confront him.’
The post was spotted by her boss which eventually led to Mankey losing her job.
The elderly Jewish man, (left), who gave his name only as Victor, claimed he was berated for wearing a MAGA hat and supporting President Donald Trump by Rebecca Mankey, (right)
Mankey has since gone missing after she was fired from her job and received death threats
The woman, who later identified herself as Rebecca Mankey, admitted in a lengthy Facebook post that she yelled at Victor and called for anyone who spotted the man to ‘please confront him.’
Sgt. Aaron Clark said: ‘We have nothing that makes us think she’s at-risk. We’ve determined from the people we’ve talked to that she is voluntarily missing.’
In an interview with KTVU on April 3, the Trump supporter – who gave his name only as Victor – said those criticizing people for wearing the red hat have ‘Trump derangement syndrome.’
He added: ‘If you cant tell the difference between a Make America Great hat and a hat that’s a Nazi hat or a Ku Klux Klan hat, I would say you are deranged.’
‘This woman came over and not only started screaming at me, she turned to the Starbucks audience and said, ‘Hey everybody come here! This guy’s a racist! This guy hates brown people!.’
Victor, was wearing a yarmulke on his head under his MAGA hat, claimed that the woman also called him a Nazi.
In the post on her now deactivated page, Mankey admitted the dispute: ‘I yelled at him. Called the entire Starbucks to order and yelled at him more about how it’s not okay to hate brown people…I called him more names and told him to call the police.
Rebecca’s cellphone last placed her in Aberdeen, Washington, and desperate friends have posted online for help in finding her
Rebecca Mankey posted this picture of Victor on Facebook with her abusive post in her account which has since been deactivated
‘He wouldn’t call the police so I called him a wimp, He got his stuff together to leave. I followed him to the register while he complained about me, then chased him out of Starbucks yelling at him to get the f**k out of my town.’
She later wrote in a comment that she was ‘going to publicly shame him in town and try to get him fired and kicked out of every club he is in.’
Mankey was also forced to resign as co-chair of Bayshore Progressive Democrats.
They wrote: ‘As a result of publicity surrounding her actions, today she and her family members were doxxed (had personal contact revealed to encourage threats and harassment) on right-wing social media and internet channels.
‘She and her family have received multiple death threats and other threats of injury and harm, and is losing her employment.’
Palo Alto police said both parties did not file a report on the incident. But Mankey was fired from her job at Gryphon Strings, a guitar sales and repair shop, after the store owner was made aware of the incident.
‘Gryphon does not believe anyone should be harassed or subject to hate speech no matter their beliefs.
Rebecca Mankey admitted in a long Facebook post that she shouted at Victor and called for anyone who saw the man to ‘please confront him’
Richard Johnson, the owner of the store where Mankey worked, said she was fired because her actions conflict with his beliefs and values
‘Music has historically been something that has brought people of diverse socio-political backgrounds together,’ the store said in a statement earlier this week.
‘We would like to make it clear that the opinions expressed and actions taken by the employee are not indicative of how we conduct ourselves at the shop and we hope we can continue to serve our customers across the country respectfully and universally as we have done for nearly 50 years.’
The store owner Richard Johnson said the actions conflicts with his own values.
Palo Alto police said that Victor did not contact them about what happened and as a result they did not have proof of a crime.
But Mankey is said to have contacted police over alleged threats due to her comments on social media.
Anyone with information about her whereabouts should call police on 707-263-2690.