The owner of a retro-style diner in Northwest Philadelphia says his business has been unfairly targeted on social media after an allegation that one of his employees assaulted a Donald Trump supporter.
The morning after Election Day, a woman decked out in Trump gear claimed a waitress at Trolley Car Diner in Mount Airy confronted her and yelled at her. When the customer returned the next day, the employee got physical, the woman claimed.
"I was chatting on the phone with a friend, and a waitress started staring at me and giving me really dirty looks, and then she started yelling at me. [Saying] I was disgusting, get out, I'm so ignorant," the woman, who refused to give her name, told 6ABC.
But diner owner Ken Weinstein said the incident didn't play out that way.
"[The employee] said, "Good thing you're not in my section," he told Metro.
The customer went to a manager, who apologized for the incident, and then she left. Weinstein said he later had a discussion with his employee, who "agreed she was wrong and felt bad about it," he said.
It was unclear whether the woman reported the incident to police.
Weinstein said he thought the issue was settled, until the woman came back into the restaurant Wednesday without the Trump attire. She claimed the same waitress "checked," or jabbed her.
Weinstein said that didn't happen, either. According to the owner, the customer was seated in the front of the restaurant while the server worked in the back. Not long after entering the establishment, the customer walked over to the employee – who was waiting on a table – and stood right behind her.
"The server spins around and makes contact with the customer," Weinstein said, adding that his employee said "excuse me" when they knocked into each other.
About half an hour later, Jack Posobiec, special projects director of Citizens for Trump shared the woman's story on Twitter Wednesday to his 46,000 followers, claiming the victim is a friend. He also tweeted the diner's phone number, which was retweeted more than 600 times.