'Take Your China Flu and Shove It': Man Filmed Hurling Insults Outside Ramen Restaurant

A trio of men in South Florida were recorded hurling anti-Asian slurs and "China flu" ridicule toward a Delray Beach restaurant owner Friday night as he attempted to close up his shop.

Louis Grayson, who owns the Ramen Lab Eatery in Delray Beach, Florida, about an hour's drive north of Miami, recorded cell phone video of three men who arrived after the restaurant closed and began eating pizza slices on his business property. The video shows the men accusing Grayson of having brought COVID-19 to the United States and launching a series of anti-Asian racist epithets toward him. The ramen restaurant owner told the Sun Sentinel newspaper that his family is from Thailand and he described the incident on social media as "heartbreaking" for his family.

Take your F***ing Chinese flu & shove it up your a**"
"Taiwanese C****"
"Go f*** yourself, corona!"

These racist insults & more hurled at an Asian restaurant owner in Delray Beach, Florida...he was just trying to close up shop. #StopAsianHate #StopAAPIHate pic.twitter.com/LFlVHhPoCy

— Frances Wang (#FrannyInMiami) (@FrancesWangTV) July 16, 2021

"Take your f***king China flu and shove it up your a**!" one man in khakis and a white button-down dress shirt tells the store owner as he recorded the late Friday night exchange. "You a**hole, you Taiwanese, chink motherf**ker. I'm over here what are you going to do? Go ahead."

"Keep saying what you need to say sir, keep saying what you need to say," the store owner repeated to the trio of men berating him. One of the men in the video was identified through social media as Benigno Fronsaglia, a Connecticut consultant.

"Look at him walk, sissy motherf**ker, communist, communist," a second, slurring man in salmon shorts then chimed in as the three continued harassing Grayson for asking them to leave.

Grayson said he was closing up his restaurant when the three men walked up from a nearby pizza place, unstacked his chairs and sat down to eat. The visibly intoxicated trio of men were asked to leave by a waitress before they began attacking the restaurant owner with insults about coronavirus.

"He asked where I'm from and I said, 'I'm from here.' They said, 'No, you're from China. You're a chink,'" Grayson told the Sentinel.

Grayson, 30, told the Sentinel he believes such language and verbal attacks have increased since the coronavirus came to the U.S. in 2020. But he added he has experienced similar anti-Asian vitriol his entire life. Grayson posted the video to Instagram over the weekend and added the caption, "We stand against any type of racism, harassments and discrimination. Unfortunately, this situation was very heart breaking and will not break our spirits."

Grayson said the men ultimately left the restaurant when one of his staff members called the police.

Newsweek reached out to the Ramen Lab Eatery Monday morning for any additional remarks about the incident.

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A trio of men in South Florida were recorded hurling anti-Asian slurs and "China flu" ridicule toward a Delray Beach restaurant owner Friday night as he attempted to close up his shop. The men left the restaurant when a staff member called the police. Screenshot: Instagram