In case you missed it, there is a video that has gone viral after a woman went absolutely bananas when a veteran walked into a restaurant with his service dog.
Little did retired US Air National Guard Force Master Sgt. Bill Austin realize, he was about to be absolutely berated for walking in with his dog by another customer.
Ciara Miller is shown on video screaming at him and others in the room for the dog being inside because it was “disgusting.”
Now I understand being upset about random people bringing in their pets who are misbehaving and all over the place. However, a service dog is trained, well behaved, and often save their master’s lives.
Miller now claims that she and her family are being harassed. Although I don’t condone harassment (ever) I can’t say that I don’t see why people may be reaching out to her in utter disgust of her actions.
Here is the video of her screaming. There is LANGUAGE so it is NSFW:
Now I can’t be the only one who feels the pain of her husband as he is obviously embarrassed and awkwardly tries to pull her away several times.
Miller told Fox News, “The dog’s body was about the same height as the table. Basically, the butt was sitting in front of me at the table.”
Miller says she went with her family to Kathy’s Crab House in Delaware City last week and was unable to eat comfortably with the veteran’s Service Dog right there.
In the aftermath of the incident, she claims a staff member and others immediately made the situation racial.
“6 or 7 people yelling out, (expletive) you, get that (expletive) out of here, making derogatory racial statements,” Miller claimed.
We did not hear any racial epithets in a video that’s been viewed more than half a million times, but FOX 29’s Dave Kinchen watched the video with her asking what she was thinking the whole time.
“No, actually I don’t regret how vocal I was. I reacted based on the way they reacted to me,” Miller explained.
The American’s With Disabilities Act mandates that restaurants host customers who have service animals.
The video shows people defending the veteran, identified as retired US Air National Guard Force Master Sgt. Bill Austin.
The restaurant has announced that they will be organizing a fundraiser in order to raise awareness for veterans with PTSD, who need service dogs. They are not sorry for allowing veterans and their service dogs inside.
In fact, they released the following statement:
“We would like to express at this time how sorry we are over the embarrassing turn of events that occurred earlier this week in our restaurant, here in Delaware City. It is unfortunate that some of the public are not familiar with federal regulations regarding service animals, which, in fact, do permit service animals into establishments such as grocery stores, public buildings and restaurants, giving aid and comfort to their masters in their time of need. That being said, we would like to take what may have been perceived as a negative incident and turn this into a positive opportunity, by educating and enlightening the public about the role of service animals and how they help and serve many returning veterans who have suffered serious wounds and injuries, as well as those veterans suffering from PTSD. So, at this time, we would like to announce that we will be sponsoring a fundraising effort for veterans and service animals thru the Montana Wounded Warriors. We would like to enlist your help as a sponsor, volunteer, or as a donor and help us enlighten and educate the public as well as to help those veterans in need. Details need to be finalized at this time, but as they come together, we will make additional announcements to keep you apprised of our progress.”
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