Veteran told to leave convenience store over service dog (VIDEO)
By Jennifer Cruz
A Marine veteran was asked to leave a Lenexa, Kansas, convenience store last week because of his service dog, despite the veteran kindly explaining to the clerk that such an act was against the law.
“Discrimination shouldn’t happen and it definitely shouldn’t happen to somebody who served the country. Not just me, but anyone who has served the country,” Ryan Foster told reporters after the incident.
Foster said he visits JB’s One Stop Convenience Store a couple of times a week to buy a soda, but on his last trip when he went to the counter to pay for his items, the clerk “very aggressively” told him he needed to leave.
“When I asked why, she said it was because of my dog,” Foster said and added that he explained to the clerk that the dog, Beauty, is his service dog, but the clerk responded with an even uglier comment. “She told me that I’m not blind or deaf that I don’t need a service dog,” Foster said.
Foster has, however, suffered numerous heart attacks, a stroke, and seizures, and now, Beauty never leaves his side. In fact, the highly trained canine can sense chemical changes in Foster’s body, and, in turn, warn him