Willie and Alfie Marshall, who are black, were attacked during a visit to Paesano II Pizza in Greenlawn, NY, last Saturday, in a racially-charged hate crime when they were stomped by employees upset President Obama won reelection. A complaint about the food erupted into an all-out brawl, including racial slurs hurled, along with salt and pepper shakers, at the couple by brothers Frank and Michael Meringolo, who were charged with assault.
The attorney for the pizzeria’s owner said Marshall threw a jar of Parmesan cheese at his clients, not the other way around as claimed, 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten reported.The Meringolo brothers also claimed Alfie Marshall was hurt inadvertently when her husband ran and bumped her into the door.They also claim they used no racial slurs.
‘The allegation by Mr. and Mrs. Marshall that the incident on November 24 was quote a racial attack or an Obama backlash is completely untrue,’ defense attorney Richard Toscani said.The pizzeria employees claim Willie Marshall initiated the altercation. Source
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