In Traveler’s Rest, South Carolina, a blind man accompanied by his service dog who provides invaluable aid was told his dog could not stay in the restaurant and must remain outside.
According to WyffNews, Pedro Camarena walked into the Wok Inn on Tuesday morning with his 75-pound Labrador retriever guide dog, Freddie G, and the owner told him to tie his dog outside. Pedro and Freddie G became companions three years ago when matched together at Southeastern Guide Dogs, and the blind man nor his dog had ever been denied access to a private business.
The owner of the business, Mei Chen, told news media she was afraid the dog would jump on the open buffet table and was not aware, that by law, Freddie G was allowed in the restaurant under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Pedro told Chen the dog was a service dog, but she allegedly told him he could tie the dog outside and watch him from the window.
Camarena was insulted that he be required to leave the dog that he depends on for his eye sight tied up outdoors. When another customer explained to Chen about the ADA law, she stated she went outside and invited the dog in, but Camrena says that never happened. He is filing a complaint with the Better Business Bureau.
(Photo and video screenshot WyffNews)
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