Watch the video below to see surveillance footage of an off-duty manager of a Georgia McDonald’s on July 12, 2011 run after a mother of two autistic boys and then punch the mother in the face out in the parking lot.
Why did this happen? The boys have a service dog that they bring along with them for well… service! According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, this dog is allowed in all establishments including food serving establishments. Don’t believe me? A quick google search from the ADA website yielded this result: “Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), privately owned businesses that serve the public, such as restaurants, hotels, retail stores, taxicabs, theaters, concert halls, and sports facilities, are prohibited from discriminating against individuals with disabilities. The ADA requires these businesses to allow people with disabilities to bring their service animals onto business premises in whatever areas customers are generally allowed.”
So this OFF-DUTY manager decided to follow the mother, two boys, and service dog around the restaurant, repeatedly telling them they had to leave. On the way out, the mother lost track of one of the boys and in a panic, dropped her soda which of course splashed on the already irate off-duty manager. In the video, we can clearly see her place her daughter down with an employee who, to no avail, tried to stop this woman from running after the mother and boys. It’s at this point that she punches the mother in the face. Incredible. Of course McDonald’s has fired this employee and a warrant is out for her arrest.