She got nailed.
A hammer-wielding Texas woman was arrested Sunday after reportedly launching a racist, profanity-laced rant at a Latina doctor and her husband while misidentifying them as Mexicans.
Constance Lynn Bono, 60, was allegedly filmed waving the hammer around as she directed her hate-filled screed at Arturo Cordovez and his wife Dr. Lia Franco, originally of Ecuador, at a Houston gas station, NBC News reported.
“She screamed, ‘You Mexicans, get out of my f–king country. Go back to your f–king country,” Franco said, as Bono walked toward them, hammer in hand, while wearing an Irish flag shirt and a face mask pulled below her chin.
The couple told NBC that as they were driving when they spotted Bono’s car tailing them as she gesticulated angrily from behind the wheel.
They eventually called the police and pulled into the gas station, with Bono allegedly following and hopping out of her car to confront them.
“Of course, we were scared,” Cordovez added in a Telemundo interview. “As soon as she heard our accent, she immediately said ‘you f—ing Mexicans go back to your f—ing country.’”
The New Orleans couple said they were vacationing in Houston to give Franco much-deserved time off from treating COVID-19 patients back home.
Bono has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony, according to NBC News. The charge can be elevated to a first-degree felony if prosecutors think the attack was racially motivated.
Her attorney, Hans Nielsen, told the network that Bono “adamantly denies the allegation that has been filed against her.”
“She has two young nephews who are Hispanic that she loves dearly and she is not a racist,” Nielsen said.
Bono was released on bond Wednesday.
It wasn’t immediately clear what motivated the alleged attack. Franco told the network it seemed like the woman “needs help, she needs treatment.”
“But that doesn’t justify the fact she needs to follow the laws of her country,” she added.
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