Controversies : Service Dogs Get Couple Kicked Out of Restaurant

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A Florida restaurant kicked out a couple this weekend over a dispute regarding the couple's service dogs. According to WTSP, the couple plans to file a "complaint for disability discrimination" against the restaurant Maggie Mae's after they were forced to leave for bringing their service dogs to breakfast. The couple claimed they have disabilities that require the dogs, but an employee of the restaurant called 911 anyway. He said that he didn't believe that the morkies — or Matlese-Yorkies that the couple kept in a stroller — were service dogs. The employee added that the couple was "cussing and acting irate in front of other guests."

Click Orlando writes that a manager for the restaurant wouldn't comment on the incident except that "she is retraining staff on the Americans With Disabilities Act." This isn't the first time a restaurant has barred service dogs: In 2011, a Boston eatery turned away a group of disabled people because they had six service dogs with them and the manger was worried about "dog mayhem a the buffet." Go, watch the local news story:

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· Restaurant Kicks Out Couple [WTSP]
· Couple Kicked Out of Florida Restaurant [Click Orlando]
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