MAGA hat critic reported missing

Rebecca Parker Mankey, 46, of Palo Alto.

Daily Post Staff Writer

Rebecca Parker Mankey, the Palo Alto activist who lost her job after berating a man in a Make America Great Again hat at Starbucks, was reported missing yesterday (April 19) after she didn’t return home from a trip to Lake County.

Mankey, 46, had been visiting a friend in Lakeport since April 11. She left her friend’s house around 10 a.m. Thursday (April 18). When she didn’t arrive home to Palo Alto, her husband became concerned.

She was reported missing around 1 a.m. yesterday (April 19). Lake County sheriff’s detectives found that at around 9 a.m., Mankey’s cellphone communicated with a cell tower in Aberdeen, Wash., a city of about 17,000 in the Olympic Peninsula region.

That means her phone was within 1.2 miles of that tower, Aberdeen police Sgt. Ross Lampky told the Post. Lampky, who was just learning about the case as he started the night shift around 6:30 p.m., said he would send officers out to look for Mankey’s 2010 black Honda Accord.

The Aberdeen police have four officers working overnight and take about 20 or 30 calls on the night shift, he noted.

The missing person report issued by police in Aberdeen, Wash., on Facebook.

In a Facebook post yesterday afternoon, Mankey’s friend Melissa Demyan wrote that no one had seen or heard from Mankey in more than 24 hours.

“I last saw her when she was leaving Lake County to head home yesterday,” Demyan wrote. “Parker, if you’re reading this: we love you so so much and we just want to know you’re safe. Please let us know you’re okay!”

Anyone with any information about Mankey’s disappearance has been asked to call Lake County sheriff’s Sgt. John Gregore at (707) 263-2690.

Police investigating the missing person’s report were made aware of Mankey’s confrontation with the 74-year-old man in a MAGA hat at the California Avenue Starbucks on April 1.

Seeing the hat, Mankey started yelling at the man, a Palo Alto resident named Victor who wears a yarmulke under the hat.

In a Facebook post that ended up being widely circulated among conservatives on social media, Mankey said that she wanted to find out Victor’s name, his wife’s name, his address and where his kids go to school, seeming to imply an intent to “dox” him, or publicize his personal information with malicious intent.

“He will never forget me and will think seriously about wearing that hat in my town ever again. If you see him in this hat, please confront him,” Mankey wrote on Facebook. “He wouldn’t call the police, so I called him a wimp. He got his stuff together to leave. I followed him to the register while he complained about me.”

Mankey harassed, fired from job

In the end, Victor wasn’t doxxed or harassed online. But Mankey was, and her employer, Gryphon Stringed Instruments, fielded angry calls all day on April 2 from people across the country and even in Canada.

Gryphon Strings fired Mankey from her accounting job that day. On April 3, she left the Bayshore Progressive Democrats, an organization that she co-founded.

Victor later told the Post that he didn’t think Mankey deserved to be harassed, threatened or fired over the confrontation.

The online attacks continued even after Mankey’s disappearance was publicized on the Aberdeen Police Department’s Facebook page yesterday morning.

The police press release about Mankey’s disappearance was posted on the conservative blog the Gateway Pundit, which promises in its tagline to “leave the Russia-Collusion fairy tale to the Conspiracy media.”

The post attracted more than 475 comments and was shared on Facebook 320 times.

“She probably imploded into nothingness when the Mueller Report was released,” a Chicago man commented on the police department’s Facebook post.


      • She’s problebley pulling of a jusse smullet hoax consperacy claiming she’s been kidnapped by trump suppoters next. I believe she is that kind of person given the lengh of trouble she went through to verbally beat up an old man.

    • Your comment is commendable. I hope she is found safe too. Sound, is probably is asking too much. We don’t need to stoop to their level and wish ill upon her. I suspect she learned a valuable lesson here. I’m also hoping others have learned from it too.

    • That’s what it’s all about..fairness and forgivness.Your comment embodies that.The hat wearer,Victor,should be commended for doing the same.It doesn’t matter who or what you are..we are ALL equal as we are all human.

  1. This is a publicity stunt, she wants everyone to think she’s the victim. Classic Dumocrat move. They think everyone is a victim, and the only way to protect victims is an all-powerful government that is involved in every aspect of our lives.

  2. I hope she is safe and well. I do wonder though, if she is seeking to appear a victim so that when she eventually turns up everyone will forget what she did because they are so happy that she is back.

    Again, I hope she is safe. And she can’t erase what she tried to do to that poor man who was just minding his own business. She does not have a good heart, but maybe she will learn and change.

  3. Another Jussie incident?
    Will she feign that a MAGA person kidnapped her?
    As for sympathy about her being doxed, fired, and harassed; maybe she will learn that this is what she intended for someone else. Sobering lesson but sadly I don’t think someone with TDS will learn from it.

  4. She needs to re-think just “whom” is the radical extremist. This woman’s intolerance, bigoted false accusations and violent actions toward an AMERICAN PATRIOT is nothing more than the sick twisted liberal agenda driving people to be abusive confrontational bigots who not only disturb the peace of citizens going about their daily business but infringing on all our rights as Freedom Loving Patriots. I hated everything about the prior presidents agenda and cried grievously when he won both times. BUT…I dried my tears, went on with my life and continued praying for this country. People who BULLY others simply because they disagree with our political preferences are nothing less than those with a similar mindset to the Nazi regime. If this violent abusive agenda continues to interrupt the peace of American citizens, there will soon come a reckoning. Though we do not handle our displeasure like a reckless bloodthirsty mob as Maxine Waters encourages, but through the right course of action. The law, through the courts and criminal-and punitive sentencing and compensation. I did not vote for Donald Trump in 2016, but he is assured my vote as well as my prayers. For everyone who so self righteously continues pointing fingers of accusation, take notice how many are pointing directly back at yourselves. TRIUMPHANT TRUMP 2020 ….❤️❤️✝️❤️❤️

  5. Her actions might be ugly, but it is hateful intolerance to bully her for her appearance. We can be honest, forthright and still love our neighbor, even though we may disagree. Hopefully the gentleman who was accosted by her will follow through to lawfully bring her to account. I do not believe in retaliation but instead accountability.

  6. I have never considered leaving a comment here before, but I now feel I must.

    None of us know what is going on with Parker now. She be may be in danger one way or another. Yes, what she did was reprehensible, but of course I hope she is OK.

    Surely the people of our town don’t want Parker to be hurt, no more than we wanted her to berate or dox Victor. If we do, then we don’t deserve to see ourselves as decent, honorable – and yes, forgiving residents of an enlightened community.

    Parker could make a public apology arranged thru our local papers that would be vastly healing between her and her town, with a personal apology to Victor. She should be welcomed back and take responsibility.

    And the mean, careless commenters – just stop. Not helping. Take a walk in this lovely Spring weather at this time of renewal and forgiveness.

    • When “mean, careless commenters” attack a conservative, they should “just stop” too. You libs need to understand that sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

  7. What she did was vile. I was wondering how she was going to live with it, especially as most decent people who were left-leaning didn’t support the extreme incident she created. Having her reality so torn, how does one live with that? I hope that she finds healing, maybe through Victor’s forgiving words towards her. This sound like someone running away from everything; I hope that she is not considering harming herself. Much as I despise what she did, I wish her only enlightenment. There is a way past this, the first is to recognize that all the haters on line just gonna hate hate hate hate. Shake it off, apologize to Victor, apologize to the community, come to terms with yourself, spend a week as Escelan.

    A weird thing of note is the “other Palo Alto blog” published this story, took three comments, removed two of them, and stopped comments. What are they so afraid of over there?

  8. I smell a hoax. She is not mentally sound. She is missing on purpose in the hopes that a President Trump supporter will be blamed. It’s obvious. She wished only bad things to happen to her 92 year old victim in Starbucks. I have absolutetly no sympathy for that evil bully.

  9. What would be the motive for someone to say, I’ll just pretend I’m missing? What kind of husband really misses his wife when she’s gone for 24 hours. He has a good allabi because he wasn’t with her. I’m thinking like an investigator. No married man I know misses his wife after 24 hours. What’s really going on?

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