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4-year-old boy banned from local doughnut shop - LINK W/VIDEO ADDED - UPDATED W/MORE VIDEO

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4-year-old boy banned from local doughnut shop

http://www.wfsb.com/story/26084445/4-year-old-boy-banned-from-local-doughnut-shop

VIDEO IN LINK^^^^^^^

Posted: Jul 22, 2014 4:31 PM EDTUpdated: Jul 22, 2014 6:55 PM EDT
MONROE, CT (WFSB) -

Kids say the darndest things, but one local inquisitive 4-year-old boy asked a question that got him banned from a Monroe doughnut shop.

"We were screamed at in front of the door, ‘he's not allowed in here, he's rude'," said Rebecca Denham as she described her experience at the Doughnut Inn on Tuesday morning.

Denham said her son, Justin Otero, asked a woman at the doughnut shop if she had a baby in her belly.

When the woman said ‘No' Otero apologized, and his mother said she was mortified.

"My response was ‘Oh my goodness, I'm so embarrassed, I'm so sorry'," Denham said.

While the woman said it was ‘no problem,' the managers at the Doughnut Inn were not as forgiving.

When Denham and her son walked in the shop Tuesday morning, they were allegedly told to leave.

"She said, 'he's not allowed in here,' and I looked around, and said, 'him?' and she said 'yeah, he's rude'," Denham said

She said she tried to explain what happened to her son and said he "sort of" understands, but he is still asking questions.

Eyewitness News tried to contact the manager and owner of the shop, who had no comment.

Denham said she and her son are planning to take their business elsewhere, while using this as a learning lesson for Justin.

"Some people, unfortunately are quick to pass judgment, and therefore we will take our money and business elsewhere," Denham added.

The owner of this Doughnut Inn in question owns at least two shops in Monroe, however he/she does not own the stores that are located in Fairfield and Stratford.

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UPDATE video in link

Monroe doughnut shop being criticized for banning 4-year-old

http://www.wfsb.com/story/26095138/monroe-doughnut-shop-being-criticized-for-banning-4-year-ol

Posted: Jul 23, 2014 4:06 PM EDTUpdated: Jul 23, 2014 5:21 PM EDT
 
Justin Otero
Justin Otero

MONROE, CT (WFSB) -

A 4-year-old was recently banned from a Monroe doughnut shop, and now the issue has been brought up on social media and both the boy's mother and the shop aren't shying away from their stances.

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  • 4-year-old boy banned from local doughnut shop

    Kids say the darndest things, but one local inquisitive 4-year-old boy asked a question that got him banned from a Monroe doughnut shop.

    "We were screamed at in front of the door, ‘he's not allowed in here, he's rude'," said Rebecca Denham as she described her experience at the Doughnut Inn on Tuesday morning.

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  • Rebecca Denham, mom of 4-year-old Justin Otero said, said they were greeted Tuesday morning at the Doughnut Inn in Monroe saying that they weren't welcome.

    "She said ‘he's not allowed in here,' and I looked around, and said, 'him?' And she said 'yeah, he's rude'," Denham said.

    A few days ago, Otero asked a woman at the doughnut shop if she was pregnant, and she was not.

    "It looked like she was pregnant, and I asked her if she was pregnant," Otero said.

    Denham added that both she and her son apologized to the woman after the question was asked.

    After this story aired first on Eyewitness News, comments were flooding in to Doughnut Inn of Monroe's Facebook page.

    The shop declined to comment on Tuesday, however they posted this on their page: "The media accepted one woman's fabricated story without hearing the truth, and for that we are sorry."

    Critics said that the shop was in the wrong and Doughnut Inn fought back, calling commenters mentally challenged, drug addicts and even threatened to fight them.

    The shop said in a statement on Wednesday "I'd like to clarify that my decision to ask this customer to take her business elsewhere was based on a whole series of incidences involving inappropriate behavior, and unfortunately, my suggestion was not met with any degree of understanding on her part."

    Denham admitted that her son has been involved in other incidents at the shop, but this was their first warning and Denham said she remains unapologetic.

    "My instant reaction wasn't the nicest of ones. I was very upset. So I want my son to learn, there is a way to fight back and to win, without using your hands or your fists," she said. "They're getting threatening remarks and calls. I don't think that is appropriate, that is not why we did this," she added.

    The community is divided on the matter. There were multiple customers who visited the Doughnut Inn on Wednesday. While some are standing by the shop, others are gone for good.

    "If the mother was there, I think she should've consulted the child and he wouldn't do things like that," said Louis Smigel, of Monroe.

    The Doughnut Inn owner said she does not run the Facebook page, and that it has been taken down.

    Other Doughnut Inns in Fairfield and Stratford have been catching heat because of this story, however they maintain that they are not associated with the Monroe shop.

    Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 22, 2014 at 7:07 PM
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    littlesippycup
    by Ruby Member on Jul. 22, 2014 at 7:09 PM
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    I don't believe any of that crap anymore. So many people just lie for attention.

    Anonymous
    by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 22, 2014 at 7:10 PM
    I'm sure there is more to the story
    Anonymous
    by Anonymous 3 on Jul. 22, 2014 at 7:10 PM
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    Ridiculous! He's 4.

    Godgaveme4
    by Gold Member on Jul. 22, 2014 at 7:12 PM
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    Why is this a news story?  Did the mom take it to the news?  And if so, why?  This is not newsworthy!

    Hannahluvsdogs
    by Ruby Member on Jul. 22, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    For all we know that wasn't the only incident the boy had at the store. I agree with sippy, after the KFC thing it's hard to believe these stories. Besides which, it's a private business, they have the right to refuse service to whomever they wish. Not saying that's a great way to run a business but it is their prerogative.

    Anonymous
    by Anonymous 4 on Jul. 22, 2014 at 7:13 PM
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    This story has more holes than a hooker in a doughnut shop.
    MrsDavidB25
    by Stacey on Jul. 22, 2014 at 7:13 PM
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     Yep. KFC incident anyone??

    Quoting littlesippycup:

    I don't believe any of that crap anymore. So many people just lie for attention.

     

    lovemysnugbugs
    by Gold Member on Jul. 22, 2014 at 7:14 PM
    There has to be more to this story.
    Roxygurl
    by Emerald Member on Jul. 22, 2014 at 7:14 PM
    This. Just Like the little girl at Kentucky fried chicken

    Quoting littlesippycup:

    I don't believe any of that crap anymore. So many people just lie for attention.

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    Anonymous
    by Anonymous 5 on Jul. 22, 2014 at 7:15 PM
    He was banned because he thought someone was pregnant? ??? This makes no sense
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