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Colorado Woman Arrested After She Was Filmed Allegedly Harassing Two Spanish-Speaking Women
"You come from a generation that's destroying this country,” a woman named Linda Dwire was reportedly recorded saying while going off on women that were speaking Spanish to each other.
A woman was arrested on Monday and charged with harassment after allegedly harassing two Spanish-speaking women inside a Colorado grocery store before a customer came to their defense, according to reports.
The altercation was captured on a video that has since gone viral after being posted on Facebook.
The incident occurred inside a City Market grocery store in Rifle. The clip appears to show a shopper coming to the aid of two women, one of which was recording the video, and defending them against 64-year-old Linda Dwire.
"I'm calling the cops. You leave these women alone. Get out," the good Samaritan defending the Spanish-speaking women yells.
Dwire fires back, "You come from a generation that's destroying this country.”
"No I do not. I have respect. You do not harass people," the shopper said.
"You will lose your country. You know what, you will lose this country,” Dwire appears to say.
Fabiola Velasquez, who posted the video, claimed that before she started recording, Dwire told her and her friend, both originally from Mexico, to stop speaking Spanish.
In text accompanying the video, she claimed Dwire approached her and her friend and said they need to learn English to live in the United States.
“I never thought this would happen to me,” Velasquez said.
Velasquez told BuzzFeed News Dwire put her hand in her face. The start of the altercation, meanwhile, was not caught on video.
Dwire denied harassing the women to BuzzFeed News.
"It has nothing to do with race. It’s a patriotic thing," Dwire said. "When people come to my country, they need to love it enough to speak English."
Dwire has since posted bond, the Garfield County Sheriff's Office told Fox News.