DENVER, CO—On the heels of his incident at Denver Health Medical Center on Sunday, DPS board member Tay Anderson has once again claimed he is the victim of racism—this time outside of his neighborhood King Soopers grocery store. In a profanity-filled social media video post, Anderson recounted his most recent encounter.
“I was calmly leaving with my [expletive] groceries when at least two dozen [expletive] uniformed jackbooted girl scouts stepped up on me with an offensive posture, clearly intent on taking me down,” Anderson shared in the video. “One [expletive] straight up asked me if I prefer chocolate or peanut butter? Like, what the [expletive] is that about? Would they have said that [expletive] to a white family?”
The Oyster caught up with local resident, Oscar Venceslas, who was witness to Friday’s troubling incident between Anderson and what turns out was merely a pair of eight-year-old twins trying to sell him cookies.
“The two little girls had a table set up in front of the store,” Venceslas recalls. “As [Anderson] walked by, one asked if he would consider buying a box of Thin Mints to support her girl scout troop.” According to Venceslas, that’s when Anderson pulled out a megaphone, seemingly out of nowhere, and began shouting at the girls.
Another neighbor, Alanna Samson, also observed the clash. “I was walking into the store and heard a man yelling. I turned around and sure enough, there was Tay shouting obscenities at these little girls. He was screaming something about them using their scout privilege to oppress him. To be honest, it didn’t really make any sense.”
The incident ultimately ended when Anderson hit himself over the head with a box of Samoas and fell to the ground. Witnesses say he writhed and muttered about a concussion, needing medical assistance, and being the victim of a hate crime.
As soon as Tay realized that no one was paying him attention, he quietly got up and walked away.