DELAWARE CITY, Del. - A restaurant patron in Delaware wasn’t thrilled to be eating next to a fellow patron’s service animal — and she wasn’t afraid to let him know.
The woman, who was dining at Kathy’s Crab House & Family Restaurant in Delaware City, was filmed yelling at group of people in the middle of the eatery, arguing that having a dog in the dining room is “nasty,” and that there should be a “separate section” for people with animals, reports Heavy.com.
“I’m not going to keep my voice to myself,” the woman, who was not identified, can be seen telling a fellow patron. “I’m gonna voice it just like I did, and there’s nothing you can do about it.” In the video, the woman herself also claimed to have a family member military veteran, but that didn’t seem to soften her stance on the large Great Dane wearing a vest reading “PTSD Service Dog.” The woman and her friend eventually leave, and a waitress locks the door behind them.
According to federal law, the Americans With Disabilities Act requires that restaurants admit patrons with service animals. Delaware, however, does not currently extend those same protections to emotional support animals or “comfort” dogs for people with emotional or mental disabilities.