"He was very angry and told me to get out," David told WISH. "I wasn't allowed to buy anything there, not allowed to use the bathroom there. 'Never come back. Don't ever come back, (he said), in a very violent and hateful way."
David said he usually stopped at the station on his way to Indianapolis, but he will not return there.
"I've never experienced anything like this before," David told WISH. "Part of me is hurt and angry and saddened that people can actually behave that way to another."
The owner of the gas station, who is of Indian descent, told the television station he was sorry the incident occurred and wants to correct the mistake.
The owner said that if social distancing allowed it, he would like to speak to the man who was targeted, WISH reported. The owner said that, being Indian, he is also an immigrant from Asia.
Martinsville Police Chief Kurt Spivey told WISH his department was told about the situation last week, and the business has been advised that discrimination is inappropriate.
"Exactly what I was told was, anyone of Chinese descent is not allowed in the store, and it was directly related to the spread of the coronavirus,” Spivey said.
The Morgan County prosecutor said anyone experiencing discrimination should contact authorities.