- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Georgia man says a New Orleans antique shop manager made him leave because of his service dog.

David Ballengee tells WVUE-TV (https://bit.ly/2arA25v ) that he visited Magazine Antique Mall with his service dog, “SD Ruger,” on Friday. The dog has assisted Ballengee since he sustained a traumatic brain injury while serving in the Marines.

Ballengee says the store manager noticed the dog and asked for its photo ID which Ballengee says he is not required to possess. He says the manager then asked Ballengee to leave the store.

The Americans with Disabilities Act’s website says staff cannot require a special identification card for dogs.

The manager says he asked Ballengee to leave because he felt he was being rude.

It wasn’t immediately clear where Ballengee lives in Georgia.


Information from: WVUE-TV, https://fox8live.com



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