Skip to comments.Warrant: McDonald's manager punched customer that had service dog
Posted on 07/21/2011 11:43:22 AM PDT by rawhide
A Marietta McDonald's manager is accused of punching a mother who brought a service dog and autistic children into the restaurant.
A Cobb County warrant charges Tiffany Denise Allen with simple battery, simple assault fear and disorderly conduct.
According to the warrant, Jennifer Schwenker entered the Marietta McDonald's located at 1291 Bells Ferry Road with her children and service dog on July 12.
Allen, off-duty at the time, became irate that the dog was in the restaurant, the warrant says.
Schwenker explained to Allen the dog's purpose and told the manager the dog was legally allowed to be inside the establishment.
Allen continued to berate Schwenker, following her around the restaurant and even into a bathroom. During the incident, one of Schwenker's twins disappeared. The mother threw her cup to the ground and ran outside to look for her child, the warrant says.
Allen believed the cup was thrown at her and followed the mother into the parking lot, where she is accused of hitting her in the face.
Surveillance video shows several McDonald's employees holding Allen back, according to the warrant.
The warrant for Allen's arrest was signed July 15. She is not listed as having been in custody at the Cobb County jail.
An owner of the McDonald's, who did not want to be named, declined an interview but did say Allen no longer works at the restaurant.
Oh those Amish!!
It seems to me Tiffany was handling the problem very well until the others jumped in.
Mickey D’s, where the management believes they are emperors and you are merely an invader there through their own good graces.
Woman sounds like a basket case. Autistic children need to have their dog with them in McDonald's? You lose sight of one of them and just HAVE to toss your coffee to the ground (according to some, at the manager) and run out after them?
The guy sounds like someone who shouldn't be in charge of other people, or interact with the public. His McCareer is over.
That manager was an expensive hire.
Fake fake always was always will be fake.
“We are pretending this dog is a service dog. You need to pretend it is allowed in here even if it is a health violation”.
Rupert Murdoch’s wife works at McDonald’s?
The problem is that everything qualifies as a “service animal” these days. It’s impossible to ban dogs, birds, horses, or whatever from any public establishment because the owner can get some ditzy doctor to sign a letter claiming that the animal/amphibian/bird/whatever somehow helps that person. My friend’s “no animals” condo now has three dogs and a pet pig in residence because their owners have threatened to sue if not allowed to keep their “service animal” with them. Sheesh.
Contrary to what you think austistc children can and do use service dogs.It is expensively illegal for a dog to wear the service dog garb if they are not a service animal and anyone who would fake that would be crazy to try.
The article doesn’t say the dog was wearing service dog garb. I doubt it was wearing it which is what set off the event.
The dog would need to be wearing the garb AND leashed.
Is that why they have all those sparrows flying around inside Lowes and Home Depot?
I am considering getting a note from my husband’s dr. to have our little Havanese designated as a “service dog” -
The reason, my husband has Parkinsons, and is very depressed and anxious. All of the meds tried so far have not relieved his distress, and this is a man who was never depressed one day in his life before this terrible disease started destroying his nervous system.
Walking our little dog is the only activity he regularly enjoys, and he doesn’t want to leave our senior apt. without the dog.
I would take the dog in a proper carrier, and never let the dog out of it in a restaurant or public location. The dog is well-behaved, doesn’t bark, and is not at all a nuisance.
What is your opinion on this? Some of you seems to find the idea of service animals annoying, but are there any circumstances that you would find acceptable?
That having been said: If she was letting her dog poop in the floor AND threw the coffee at the "manager" it still doesn't excuse STRIKING THE CUSTOMER!
She could have called the police if she felt all was that wrong.
I think Tiffany be fired.
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