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Disabled vet: Diner owner threw me, service dog out

Well.... here's a little gem in my local news... this restaurant owner is pure ignorance!! He doesn't believe PTSD is a real issue. (they interview him in the clip) Love to hear your thoughts on this one Ladies... 

http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/central-massachusetts/disabled-vet-diner-owner-threw-me-service-dog-out/-/11983998/21655246/-/mex4qk/-/index.html

OXFORD, Mass. —James Glaser, of Gardnerville, Nev., brings his dog, Jack, everywhere.

Glaser needs him.

"At night when I start having night sweats and tremors and nightmares, he'll actually jump on top of me and wake me up and give me kisses and hugs," he told NewsCenter 5's Liam Martin on Monday.

Glaser suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after two stints in Iraq with the Air Force.

Jack, a 3-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, is his service dog, trained and certified to help Glaser get through attacks. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, because Jack serves such a vital function, Glaser is supposed to be allowed to take him just about anywhere.

But when the two, along with Glaser's wife, walked into Oxford's Big I's Diner on Saturday morning, they were quickly shown the door.

"I hear, 'Get that (expletive) fake service dog out of here,'" Glaser recalled the owner, Russell Ireland, shouting at him.

Glaser argued with the owner and showed him Jack's certification papers -- to no avail.

"He says he doesn't give a righteous whatever, and him or I are not welcome back in his restaurant," Glaser said.

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Look.... there is even a FB page... https://www.facebook.com/BoycottbigI

 
Crafty26

Asked by Crafty26 at 7:00 PM on Aug. 26, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (12)
  • Where I live, it's illegal to kick someone out of your establishment if you have a service dog.
    The owner of this restaurant just sealed his fate! What an asswipe!
    KTElite

    Answer by KTElite at 10:43 PM on Aug. 26, 2013

  • Good luck keeping your business open to feed your family now, Mr. Ireland.
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 7:11 PM on Aug. 26, 2013

  • Exactly what I'm thinking too, Rose! I foresee a for sale sign on that door. What a jackass. Ugh. This makes me angry!!!
    PandaGwen

    Answer by PandaGwen at 7:13 PM on Aug. 26, 2013

  • So who appointed him an expert on what constitutes a real disability vs. a fake one?! If the serviceman would've come back missing a limb, then it's OK to have the dog. But b/c he was mentally effected & he can't see the disability, then it's fake in his book?! What a moron. Suppose someone dropped a tray of dishes & the sound was unsettling to him. Without his dog there to help him through it, then who knows what would happen. I'm sure the backlash from this story will hurt his business to the point of him looking for a new job, unless he does some serious ass-kissing, which he should do anyway.
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 8:16 PM on Aug. 26, 2013

  • I usually don't try to wish ill on people, but it wouldn't break my heart if some personal life trauma proved to that asshole that PTSD is definitely a real issue.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 7:33 PM on Aug. 26, 2013

  • What I don't get is that he was still booted after he provided the paperwork. It's awful. I notice they get one star on Yelp. So, pretty sure this won't help his business.
    jeanclaudia

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 8:44 PM on Aug. 26, 2013

  • Where I live, it's illegal to kick someone out of your establishment if you have a service dog

    It's illegal EVERYWHERE. It's called the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA.
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 10:46 PM on Aug. 26, 2013

  • Boo for assholes
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 8:36 PM on Aug. 26, 2013

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    Enough said...

    Michigan-Mom74

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 11:11 PM on Aug. 26, 2013

  • Douche canoe.

    amazinggrace83

    Answer by amazinggrace83 at 12:01 PM on Aug. 27, 2013