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Co-owner of restaurant resigns after 'just shoot them all' comment on IG about Tampa protesters

Co-owner of restaurant resigns after 'just shoot them all' comment on IG about Tampa protesters
Co-owner of restaurant resigns after 'just shoot them all' comment on IG about Tampa protesters
Posted at 2:04 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 14:04:42-04

The co-owner of the popular downtown Tampa Bay restaurant-bar Franklin Manor resigned from his position with Nocturnal Hospitality after receiving backlash for comments he posted on Instagram.

Oh Monday, Instagram user @officialthebody posted about Lanfranco Pescante leaving the comment "just shoot them all" on one of her post.

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Immediately, Pescante received backlash for his comment, and users demanded everyone to not support the popular downtown Tampa restaurant-bar, along with the other restaurants he operates.

Aside from Franklin Manor, Pescante's company, Nocturnal Hospitality, operates Osteria Bar + Kitchen, Mole Y Abuela and Shibui Tampa.

"I gave this man over 11 HOURS to explain himself or remove the comment. He didn’t. He continued to comment on it." — @officialthebody

On Tuesday afternoon, Franklin manor shared the following on their Instagram account:

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Pescante's comments come nearly a week after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.

This story was first reported by WFTS.