Naperville Gas Station Fires Clerk Accused of Telling Hispanic Customers ‘To Go Back to Their Country’
Just another day in Trumpmerica.
The clerk who spurred protests outside a Naperville Mobil gas station Wednesday after video showed him telling Hispanic customers “they need to go back to their country” and “ICE will come” has been fired, company officials said Thursday.
“Thank god. I am so happy,” said Nicte Buitron, who was with her family at the gas station when the incident occurred Tuesday. “What he said to my family was wrong.”
Steve Kalhorn, general counsel with Buchanan Energy, which owns the Washington Street location as well as 59 other stores in the Chicago-area market, said the clerk initially was suspended Wednesday pending an internal investigation. Since then, his employment has been terminated.