Skip to comments.Theater calls cops on diabetic man for bringing in strawberries
Posted on 03/29/2014 10:26:17 PM PDT by kingattax
A Brooklyn movie house in health-food-centric Park Slope called the cops on a diabetic customer just because he was munching strawberries that were sold outside the cinema.
It was embarrassing. I didnt expect it. Two police officers came and told me to leave with a full theater of people watching. I said Is this for real? and they said, Yes, you have to leave, said Michael Kass, a 41-year-old financial analyst.
Kass, who has Type 2 diabetes, couldnt eat the junk food for sale at the Park Slope Pavilion, so he brought a carton of prewashed strawberries to keep his insulin level in check during a showing of Divergent on Sunday, he said.
But before he could watch the action flick, a worker cut him off near the theater entrance and checked his bag demanding he toss the forbidden fruit and explaining no outside food is allowed, Kass claims.
The strawberry-stashing father of three tried to explain his disease, but they didnt seem to care, he said, so he asked a manager to refund his $12 ticket.
When the manager refused, he stuffed his snack back in the bag and took a seat in the theater, he said.
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The Kass Mutuny?
It’s the theatre’s right to decide what goes on in its establishment.
And why I refuse to go to the theaters any more. I have similar eating issues.
“Its the theatres right to decide what goes on in its establishment.”
Well, yes, and anyone has the right to be an asshole, i.e the theater manager.
Damn straight, if he needed to balance his blood sugar, in the concession stand hey have all sorts of healthy........never mind.
if he has type 2 and doesn’t use insulin, he has no medical need to eat to raise his glucose, so somethings fishy.
I think it’d be fun to argue the theatres have an obligation to provide diabetic-friendly snacks in addition to junk food. they are promoting the act of eating during their movies by having a refreshment stand in the first place so where’s the ADA compliance if no outside food is allowed?
Type 2 on drugs can have ups and down in blood glucose just like type 1. You always carry food.
Did they shoot the strawberries?
and keep the money ?
he brought a carton of prewashed strawberries to keep his insulin level in check during a showing of Divergent
Actually, at Film Forum in Manhattan - our last repertory theater in NYC - they have healthy food. AND I HATE IT!
I’m not taking sides, but... since he’s a man, I guess Kass hasn’t ever realized the old mom’s trick of stuffing baggies full of treats in your purse.
Good Grief. I remember back in the 70’s you brought a bag of rice to the movies. For the wedding of course. LOL.
Most theatres will generally offer a refund, if you ask for one within a few minutes of a movie starting.
However, the movie wasn’t the reason why the guy wanted a refund.
But isn't that how we the 99% always react after the 10% have have coerced an operation to put in healthy food?
I rarely go to the movies....but I did recently ...and carried a contraband *large* box of Junior Mints jammed into my jacket pocket b/c I’m too cheap to pay $15. for one at the concession.
It was so funny ...I couldn’t get it out of my pocket, the way it was jammed in there! LOL I was squirming to *set it free* w/out drawing attention to myself.
I predict full body scans at the ticket taking area....coming soon.
I usually stuff food up my coat sleeve when I go to a theatre.