Woman Irate That Ontario Family Is Flying Mexican Flag In Their Front Yard

CBS Los Angeles

ONTARIO (CBSLA.com)   —  A controversy involving the Mexican flag has one family in Ontario wondering why one woman made it her business, while the people she did business with, in turn, asked her to leave.

Tressy Capps, a local political activist in the Inland Empire, was irked by seeing the Mexican flag flying in a front yard and confronted the homeowner on a video she shot on a smartphone and posted to YouTube.

“Hi. Is that a Mexican flag in your front yard?” Capps is heard asking the homeowner, who is behind a window.

“You know we live in America right? This is the United States. So, why are you flying a Mexican flag in your front yard?” she is heard asking the woman.

KCAL9’s Tom Wait spoke to Capps and the homeowner she confronted. The woman behind the window doesn’t speak English and didn’t understand the questions Capps asked.

Capps  confronts her on video a third time.

“This is America. Maybe you can move to Mexico if you want to fly your Mexican flag. Does that make sense?” Capps says.

Wait spoke to the homeowner’s husband, Sigifredo Banuelos, who didn’t understand why Capps was making their flag her concern.

“I don’t think it’s offensive because this flag doesn’t do anything,” he said.

Banuelos says he and his family never meant to offend anyone. They were just celebrating their Mexican heritage. He says the family keeps both a U.S. and Mexican flag flying.

“We decide. We have one American and one Mexican,” he said.

Capps said she was offended by the Mexican flag.

“I was offended. I was pretty upset. But I couldn’t understand her,” Capps said.

Capps says she’s received threats since the video was posted and went viral. Capps insists she’s not a racist, just a patriot.

“I don’t understand what all the hatred is about. Why everyone is labeling me these names. Racist? I don’t understand why everyone is so angry.”

Capps says the fallout from the video caused her to lose her independent contact position with a real estate company.

As for the city, they say the flag is not in violation of any city, state or federal ordinances.



6 thoughts on “Woman Irate That Ontario Family Is Flying Mexican Flag In Their Front Yard

  1. Ah yes, brings back memories. Mexico is soooo wonderful that they left it and came to the US. Don’t bother pointing that out though because it’s really their country and you are just an F’ing white boy that should go back to Europe. Hello Mr Spaniard, you speak Spanish, last time I checked Spain was in Europe so you have to go back with me. F’ YOU WHITE BOY!!!! Oh yes I understand the anger, its called the truth and truth to them is like throwing Holy Water on a vampire. All you are going to do is enrage them with it. Capps better get out of there while she still can.

  2. Who gives a damn whether Ms Capps is offended or not.
    If she comes to my house and asks why I am doing something, she will be told in no uncertain terms to go away.
    What I or anyone else does on their property is not her concern.
    The most polite response would be to go fly a kite. The second response would be to lay charges of harassment and then sue the pants off of her for distress and alarm.

    1. PJ,
      We are being invaded by foreign nationals from all over the world. These invaders are being aided and abetted by traitors placed in our highest seats of power. They are a part of and party to the invasion.
      Again, this is a f#@king invasion. This is f#@king war.
      Flags and banners take on a separate meaning apart from freedom of expression in the instance of war. Flags mark captured territory. When these foreigners raise their flags, they are declaring that part which is flagged as the sovereign territory of the nation represented by the flag. These are laws of admiralty and as we are at war, these are the laws that apply.
      I may be mistaken, but I do believe that as American nationals we are bound by our birth to defend our nation against invasion. I think the proper procedure is as follows: The invader raises his nation’s flag, you shoot the invader, take down his nation’s flag, and hoist up Old Glory to establish jurisdiction and control over the contested area.

      1. “I may be mistaken, but I do believe that as American nationals we are bound by our birth to defend our nation against invasion.”

        Not mistaken, Henry.

        Dead on.

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