Multiracial Family Threatened After Wearing 'Black Lives Matter' T-Shirts


A multiracial family in Northern California was out trying to have a nice meal when they were confronted by someone who apparently didn't like the t-shirts they were wearing.

Anthony Colon and his wife Ciara Doherty and their children, Arya, 7, Arlo, 5, and Etta, 2, were celebrating at Flights restaurant in Burlingame in northern California when the stranger confronted them about the Black Lives Matter t-shirts they were wearing, ABC 7 reported.

"[The stranger] basically banged the table, slammed his hands on the table," Colon told the outlet. He says the man, who had been eating at the same restaurant at another table, then "looked directly at my son and said 'black lives matter... 'F' black lives. Blue lives matter.'"

After the initial confrontation, the man walked away, but returned to the family's table for a second time, even more amped up.

"He said F you, B. I'll f'ing shoot you," Colon said. The man then pointed at Colon's family, including his children. "He said 'if I had my gun I would shoot every one of you.'"

Witnesses say the Colon's little girl was "trembling so hard, she didn't want to come out of the bathroom," said Amanda Hermosillo, who was at the restaurant with a group of friends.

"She was telling her mom, 'I'm scared,'" said Hermosillo.

Colon and Doherty called the police to report the man's threats.

"I don't believe that if we were a white family that he would have come near us," said Doherty.

"He had so much anger in his face and his eyes," said Doherty. "I just hope that he gets arrested, we pressed charges against him, and I hope we get justice from this."

Burlingame Police say they have identified a suspect and are investigating the incident.

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