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Jul 21, 2015 2:47 PM

Controversy ignites after Portland diner owner tells screaming toddler to shush


The owner of Marcy's Diner is defending the comments she made about a young child after social media outrage.

Darla Neugebauer, the owner of Marcy's Diner in Portland, said she became frustrated with a family who was not feeding their two-year-old daughter pancakes they had ordered for her.

She said she tried to get the family to leave, or take the child outside, and eventually slammed her hands down on the counter and told the girl to be quiet.

The conflict was not over when the family left. The mother posted she had had "the worst experience" at the diner, asking who would behave like Neugebauer unless they were "deranged."

Marcy's Diner's Facebook page has been flooded with comments since the incident.


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