It started out Friday with teasing, then taunting. But when the young Hispanic woman behind the counter told the black man and his friends she did not want to go out with them, it escalated into assault that finished with gunshots hitting five of her family members.
We don’t know the names of these alleged would-be killers. Not yet. Nor would we have a description of the mob if we had to rely on the New York Post or New York Daily News. The NBC News affiliate told that part of the story: Police are now searching for five black men and one black woman for allegedly shooting the woman’s family as they gathered beneath a tree on a hot Brooklyn afternoon.
The New York Post told the rest of story:
When she refused their advances, one of the men threw a milkshake in her face, her family said. “They were making advances and teasing her and harassing her,” said family friend Ivette Miranda, 45. “She called her dad, and he went there, to the McDonald’s, and called the cops. He filed a police report right there.
“Those guys are bad men,” Miranda added. “They wanted to get back at Rolando.”
Rolando Pizarro told the man to stay away from his daughter, according to a manager at the restaurant.
He was angry at the thug for harassing his daughter at a McDonald’s where she works, his family said.The thugs did not like that.