Skip to comments.Amputee veteran turned away by Starbucks employees who wouldn't let his service dog in store
Posted on 02/10/2014 10:18:04 AM PST by servo1969
Still adjusting to his life as an amputee, doctors discovered Mr Baer had bone cancer after a non-combat related injury in Iraq in 2009.
His left leg had to be amputated from the knee down and was given a physical service dog, Beanz, through a national organization called Canine Companions for Independence.
However, as soon as he walked through the door of the coffee chain, the trouble started.
A Starbucks employee approached him as he entered with Beanz, his service dog. 'You can't have dogs in here,' the worker yelled at him.
It was in your face, loud and bold. I got really nervous. I was shaking because I was being confronted,' he said in a posting on Facebook.
Mr Baer explained that Beanz was a service dog. The employee countered, 'you're not blind!' to which he replied 'I know and she isn't a seeing eye dog, she's a physical service dog.'
Beanz had her bright blue service vest and working collar on at the time of the encounter.
'Well what does the dog do?' the staffer demanded to know.
Upon explaining the ways in which his dog performed tasks for him, the war veteran was not prepared for the employees response: 'Why can't you do that yourself?' he was asked.
Mr Baer says he was humiliated and embarrassed in front of a crowd of spectators.
Eventually, he spoke with another employee and got his point across. The employee who stopped him at the door later apologized for what happened.
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I’d start boycotting them, but I already do.
They can do as they like, as can I and I’ve given my coffee business to others. I don’t miss them.
He should have told them the dog was gay.
It’s so easy to boycott a coffee chain with lousy overpriced coffee that expects you to speak coffee-language when you place an order.
“Eventually, he spoke with another employee and got his point across. The employee who stopped him at the door later apologized for what happened.”
Sounds like Mr. Baer has hit the jackpot.
“It was in your face, loud and bold. I got really nervous. I was shaking because I was being confronted,’”
Veteran status or not, get over it and tell them to F’off and then get a lawyer and get rich.
Ka-ching! Thank you Starbucks.
Skinny little left wing thug wanna be decides to take on a veteran missing a leg. I stopped drinking Starbucks 2 years ago over the guns debacle.
Can’t do much more then that but this is indeed reflective of the company. They employ people who have no tolerance for patriotism, conservatism or anything America. They hate America. That’s why they all work at Starbucks. They all see eye to eye and agree on their hatred of America.
We had a Chinese restaurant refuse a lady with a service dog like this. We filed a complaint with the Department of Justice. They reviewed it for a full year and then refused to go forward against the place in an ADA case. DOJ=Joke.
Agreed, BykrBayb. I stopped using their products when they went all fuzzy on the Second Amendment.
What is Starbucks ?
I saw this guy interviewed this morning. When the lengthy apology presented to him was read during the interview - which specifically asked for an “opportunity to serve him again” - he was asked if he would give them the opportunity.
His response was “No, he would not” (fine by me) but then he proceeded to go off on a rant about “corporate America”.
I was not impressed with his argument. It sounded to me like he just wanted money.
Bet the “employee” was Muslim.
If I, or probably many of the people on this board, had been in the store, I’d like to think we would have said something as well. I fear that most people just looked out the window and pretended they weren’t hearing anything.
I’ve already decided their overpriced swill is awful coffee so I can’t boycott them further.
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