Petition Calls For Removal of Fayetteville City Councilor
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – An online petition calling for the resignation of Fayetteville City Councilman John La Tour was started after an alleged incident at a Dickson Street restaurant Friday (March 18).
A post on Facebook claims La Tour singled out a woman at Arsaga’s at the Depot restaurant claiming he didn’t know if she was a man or woman.
The post goes on saying La Tour stated he could prove he was a man by dropping his pants and showing his genitals.
La Tour posted on his Facebook page Saturday (March 19) and suggested people not patronize the restaurant and said he would no longer frequent any of Arsaga’s establishments.
The Change.org petition has garnered more than 2,100 signatures with a goal of 1,500.
5NEWS reached out to Cary Arsaga, owner of Arsaga’s at the Depot, who declined to comment until he spoke with La Tour privately about the incident.
Calls and messages made to La Tour have not yet been returned.