Police Report: New Details In Buffalo Wild Wings Racist Incident

Bernie Tafoya
November 14, 2019 - 9:25 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A Naperville police report includes new information about a racial incident that occurred last month at a Buffalo Wild Wings.

One staff member of the Buffalo Wild Wings writes in an account included in the Naperville police report that the incident involving a group of 18 mostly-black adults and children and a white couple sitting next to them was the result of “miscommunication”  and that staff caused ”most of the drama.”

One of the employees involved in the incident was said to have laughed as she left work on her last day on the job, saying she had "started a tornado."

According to the report, employees said the racist customer, who has now been banned from all Buffalo Wild Wings, has made racist comments to them in the past. One employee said he has even threatened to shoot black people with an AK-47.

The customer claims to police he did not say anything racist about the group that day. He said employees of the Buffalo Wild Wings took it upon themselves to ask the group to move because of racist comments he has made in the past. Employees later told managers the racist customer has a swastika tattoo and would reject food and send it back to the kitchen if anyone other than a white server brought it to him.

Members of the mostly black group of adults and children said restaurant staff informed the group that the couple next to them were racists and wanted them to move.

Employees said that after the incident last month, the restaurant received hundreds of threatening phone calls, including death threats.

The racist customer is a regular at that Buffalo Wild Wings, as well as the man and the woman he was with. It was reported that they have gone to that Buffalo Wild Wings on Saturdays for the past two to three years to watch college football and hockey games.