Muni operator gets in foul-mouthed fight over SF parking space

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A woman is speaking out after she recorded and posted a video of her confrontation with a Muni operator over a parking space. The confrontation involved racial slurs.

Myra Villareal saw the car pass the parking spot near the Powell Muni yard by Fisherman's Wharf, so she grabbed it. She saw the car then back up. She could tell the man inside was yelling, so she pulled out her cellphone to record it, in case he turned violent.

"I was shocked. I couldn't believe he was so openly racist like that especially with me openly videotaping him. He just didn't care," said Villareal.

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She said it continued after she put the phone away.

"When I was walking away he called me low class, gangster, gangbanger. He didn't apologize, he said something about make sure my car is there when I get back," said Villareal.

She showed the video to her boyfriend, who posted it to his Facebook page and encouraged her to do the same.

"I knew something had to be done, which is why I shared the video," said Willie Jackson, boyfriend.

Villareal says Muni sent her an apologetic email. They have placed the employee on paid leave and sources tell ABC7 News that Muni is working to terminate him.

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"I think that was the right thing to do. You don't want someone like that representing you, especially working for the city," said Villareal.

"He doesn't have a place at that company. Muni is a very diverse company, a transit agency. So handling it as quick it shows their thoughts about it as well," said Willie Jackson, boyfriend.

Muni has not identified the driver.
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