An employee has been suspended and protests have sprouted outside a Naperville gas station Wednesday after video showing a confrontation between a cashier and group of Hispanic women went viral on social media.
Carolina Buitron said she and her family, some of whom were visiting from Mexico, were victims of discrimination when they stopped at a gas station for chips.
The family said they were speaking Spanish when the cashier asked them to leave because they were “illegals.” "He started asking about my cousins, if they were illegal, family or friends, are they adopted," Buitron said, noting that she then pulled out her cell phone and started recording.
Video footage of the cashier was posted to social media and has since been viewed more than 400,000 times. Though the video does not show the cashier calling the family “illegals” or refusing service, it shows him asking the group if they are citizens and telling them “ICE will come.”