VIDEO: Hotel Desk Clerk Refuses to Serve Veteran and Calls the Police, You Won’t Believe Why

 
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It is a shameful act of discrimination for a business to turn away someone who returned home after being at war with battle scars that cannot be visibly seen. But, that’s precisely what happened to one veteran while vacationing in Florida. Not only is it an act of discrimination, but also what this hotel, and many others, did to this veteran is against the law. (Watch Video Below)


Former Army Sgt. Robert Price simply wanted to find a place to sleep while he was on vacation in Daytona Beach, FL. He was not alone. He had with him his trusty companion and service dog, Walker. After serving in the Middle East and facing bomb attacks for years, Price developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Walker’s job is to assist him when in need. He is an official service dog with the proper identifying vest and paperwork. But, that didn’t matter to the desk clerk, Bina Patel, at the Budget Inn. She told Price that his dog was not allowed, and said she would call the police on him for having a dog on the premises when he wouldn’t leave. 

WATCH Sgt. Price’s raw video footage of his interaction with the Budget Express desk clerk. (Story continues below video)

As you can see in that video, the clerk was quite rude and cold with how she treated this veteran. But, it was even worse than what this video shows. The clerk did call the police on Price, accusing him of being an American criminal for having a dog on the property. After police arrived, Price explained the situation to them. They attempted to educate Patel on the law and the fact that she cannot turn him away. She still refused to rent Sgt. Price a room.

Going above and beyond the call of duty, one of the police officers escorted Sgt. Price to numerous hotels in an attempt to help him get a room. Curiously, every single one said they were completely booked until they got to LaQuinta Inn, which welcomed Sgt. Price and his dog Walker with open arms. 

WFTV has a full interview with Sgt. Price during which he recounts what happened and says, surprisingly, this is not the first time he has had the experience of being turned away because of his service dog, Walker. However, it is the first time he was called a criminal and had the police called simply because of the presence of his service dog Walker. Patel is facing a possible misdemeanor charge, which could include a fine and jail time, for breaking the Florida law by refusing service and turning away a disabled individual and their service dog.

WATCH full interview with Sgt. Price. 

 
  • mackinac3

    How stupid can these people be? You CANNOT refuse service to someone with a service dog. This continuation of breaking the law makes me sick and is a slap in the face especially to these veterans encountering the problems.

  • Luka

    This country I swear. It has completely gone down the fucking tubes.

  • releggneh

    Someone needs to check her papers to see if she’s here legally! What a snake. Maybe because he was fighting her people!

    • BangZoom!

      Patel is an Indian surname not Arabic. So very doubtful she is a Muslim. Whatever, how she reacted is still disgusting and ignorant.

      • Conservativesniper

        Patel is the last name of every person in the Sikh religion, Sikhism is a religion in India. She does not worship a child molesting misogynist. Sikhs are generally good people. Explain the situation,heavy fine and let it go. Quit trying to make this into some thing more than it is.

        • CBM

          Just so you know, as of the 2010 Pew Report, 14.6% of the total population of India are muslim. Four years later and I ‘m sure the number is higher. Not everyone in India practices the same religion, so it was very possible that she is muslim. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_by_country

        • jessica

          Patel is not a Sikh name. Men in the Sikh religion are given the last name of Singh and women are given the last name of Kaur. Patel is a name from the Gugarat region of India, and most Patels are Hindu. Sikhs are good people.

        • joann santana

          You don’t know what her religion is goof ball. That’s like saying everyone named Smith is a Christian.

          • Sad But True

            No, is like guessing that Italian person name ‘Lombardi’ was born into Catholic family. Or that guy named Smith is either a Christian or is from several hundred years line of Christians. Who is goof ball?

        • Barbara Tyler

          If you or a member of your family needed a service dog and was treated like trash your suggestion would change immediately. We have too many people in this country who only give lip service to the rights of the disabled and even less respect to the military until they need them. With what I have read and been told lately about this kind of behavior I will not book any hotel or motel without questioning their policy in this area and will be checking on the law state by state. If we all sit here and talk and don’t confront the pond scum we are as guilty as they are.

      • Ray Sosebee

        Who gives a Fuck! So many of these foreigners come here and they Hate Americans! That is a Fact!

        • Carlos Valdés

          Yes you are RIGTH, so many come here to try to undermine the USA. we need to get rid of this F********

        • Sad But True

          Yes, who gives a fuck about facts. Not Ray Sosebee, so please don’t mention. He lives in fact free zone of prejudice. Another of his facts: them foreigners come here and Hate Americans. Almost makes me think Americans are hate filled idiots with no education. If true of Ray Sosebee, must be true of all Americans.

      • Serita Schaber

        Patels are tribal and very radical people like Taliban.

        • Sad But True

          No, they are not tribal. They are mostly urban from the state of Gujarat. There is absolutely no link between the surname (it’s a name like ‘Jones’ in England and is not associated with one political affiliation or another) and the Taliban of Afghanistan, which is more than a thousand km away. The name is so common and generic it’s used in some places as a nickname or slur for immigrant Indians. Where did you get your misinformation from, Serita?

    • D Wood

      That very well could be the case. Muslims in a motel is common theses days.

      • paul

        she is indian fucktard

        • CajunRay

          There are a lot of Muslim indians.

        • http://RandPaul2016.com Tom Byers

          You don’t know that for sure fucktard. My last name is Rizzo and I’m German!

          • tygg5yj

            Too bad for you, fuckhead.

          • http://RandPaul2016.com Tom Byers

            Brilliant come back idiot. I make a logical statement that you can’t assume someone is Indian because of their last name and all you can come up with is a childish curse word. Let me guess. You voted for Obama? Twice?

          • Sad But True

            You actually sound American.

        • D Wood

          I said it COULD BE. Is it easier for you to understand now. Show a little maturity, if you don’t mind.

          • Sad But True

            It’s very, very unlikely. Her accent makes it clear she was not born in US. There are a lot of Indian Muslims but Patel is name of Indian Hindu, not Muslim. Even so, what if she was Muslim rather than Hindu or possibly a non-believer in gods and magic. How is her religion relevant to her following rules of her manager or hotel owner?

    • http://RandPaul2016.com Tom Byers

      That’s exactly what I was gonna say

  • Lisa

    America, where our Military is disrespected daily & it starts at The White House.

    • Julie

      Because Obama is trying to remove two barriers to achieving a New World Order: religion and patriotism. We must fight to keep both alive.

      • Marsha Marie Postel

        religion can die

        • Ray Sosebee

          So can you!

          • DS

            Poor Ray, did someones opinion threaten your belief in your invisible sky-fairy?

          • joann santana

            You will remember this when you face the “sky-fairy” you poor ba$tard.

          • DS

            Joann…am I the ant-troll to your trolling? You seem to have a personal hate on for me, you’re a Christian too, right?

        • Louis Williams

          Marsha so can you and the world would be a better place.

          • spynode

            Louis you are sending a message which is hard to understand. You are pro-religion, yet you wish a person to die? As far as I know, even satanists are against violence and respect life. I think religion is not the problem. It’s just that usually most fanatical about the religion are the least intelligent people. They just don’t know any better, and you are great example to attest this theory.

          • carlenefrazierwendel

            You make less sense

          • Lon Pirkl

            Spynode makes a lot of sense

          • AussieTEK

            it makes no sense.

          • joann santana

            If you are a pompous a$$ maybe.

          • spynode

            To You, most definitely, and it would not surprise a single healthy minded person.

          • amazed@stupidity

            Spynode are you serious, Satanists make sacrifices, how is that against violence? They respect life? Come on, even you aren’t that stupid. Speaking of examples, you are a fine specimen, tolerance is not your cup of tea, I can see.

          • spynode

            I am not an expert in satanism, but as far as I know, “real” satanists are against violence and giving sacrifice. Those which you are talking about are numerous satanist cults, which are less of a religion and more like sects. Still, I might be wrong, and that is not even important. My post was not about satanists at all.

          • Sheila Pappas

            Religion is the problem-a relationship with the living God is not religion.

          • joann santana

            Thank you Sheila. Very intelligent statement on religion.

          • Don Bivens

            Technically that’s untrue. The Bible even says James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look afterorphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

          • http://RandPaul2016.com Tom Byers

            So true Sheila! A perfect example, Barrack Obama is religious but he is anything but a Christian! Christianity is proved through your actions whereas religion can be verified though word of mouth.

          • Pat Smith

            Obama is not religious. Where did you get that idea? He would not approve the National Day of Prayer. He does not act like a person who does care about the people in this country.

          • Lazy J

            Oh, but he not only approves of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, he sees that all in the executive branch observe it. He also stated in Cairo, “I will stand with my Muslim Brothers.” I didn’t get that from Mark Levine or Rush Limbaugh, I heard him say it and saw his lips move. I also saw his lips move when he talked to George Stepanapolis about his Muslim faith and George corrected him by saying, “don’t you mean Christian?”

          • joann santana

            Bla Bla Bla…you have a very high opinion of yourself don’t you? You know better about every subject on the planet probably. LOL!

          • Donald May

            and you don;t know jack about god

          • spynode

            Nobody does.

          • Pat Smith

            That is not true. There are 1000′s of years of history of God’s people and his blessing and chiding of those who follow His commands.

          • Bill Hughes

            Pat, your comment lacks in any intellectual thought.

          • Pat Smith

            That is not true. There are 1000′s of years of history of God’s people and his blessing and chiding of those who follow His commands.

          • Monk

            WHAT does any of this crap have to do with this Veteran not being allowed a room at a motel? Grow up for crying out loud.

          • Jason Borne

            Real satanists are very much the opposite of what you just said. But most of the “satanists” are nothing more then astiests that call themselves satanists just to be a thorn in a Christian’s side.

          • Jason Borne

            Real satanists are very much the opposite of what you just said. But most of the “satanists” are nothing more then astiests that call themselves satanists just to be a thorn in a Christian’s side.

          • Willo

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_LaVey

            Check this out concerning satanists.

          • linreis

            well at least your first words were correct

          • Brian Davies

            I’m only replying to this here, because this is where the Satanist comment is (this is NOT a commentary on spynode) – I find it, interesting? ….. that Satanists even exist – if you believe in Satan, then you believe in GOD, if you know the story ….. Why would you lean towards Satan? – You know know who wins!

          • spynode

            God/Satan paradigm is just another interpretation of dualism model. It cannot and never will make sense in the context presented by Christianism. A men of tought should build their own model of reality and try to climb to the truth by the means of intelligence, not blindly follow a doctrine made by someone or more likely a group of people.

          • Willo

            Yeah, ever wonder where all these missing children are? Check out the satan worship practices and maybe some light will be shed on their disappearance….hey, but satanists aren’t violent, right?

          • Jason Borne

            Dude they actually breed their own sacrifices and keep the off of the books by using midwives to give birth.

          • AussieTEK

            you can’t read now can you

          • Bill Mattingly

            But rely on you, cause you’re so BRILLIANT !!! Now, where have I heard that BS before ???

          • joann santana

            I imagine he was just being a bit snide because Christians are imperfect like everyone else on this planet. When I read Marsha’s comment it pissed me off too. But that is prolly what little miss smart a$$ was going for and Louis got caught up in it. When you step in $h!t kick it off your feet.

          • Pat Smith

            Do you realize how ignorant you sound? Do you not know that at least 20 Pulitizer prize winners worked in the Vatican’s science lab? Being anti-religion does not make one “more” intelligent. It only makes that person very foolish.

          • spynode

            What are you trying to say exactly? What Vatican’s science lab has to do with anything I said? Are you high on religion? Religion is a system built by humans, but we have no way of telling what exactly God or higher being expects of us. Religion has nothing to do with reality. With cosmos. It is all made up. In fact, I could make my own religion tomorrow, if I wanted to.

          • nmgene

            The Bible tells us what God expects of us. Do not follow a religion of and by men. Follow the Bible!!!!

          • Braveheart

            Nuclear physicist pioneer, Enrico Fermi, was a dedicated Roman Catholic.

          • Jason Borne

            How many satanists have you been around? WHEN I was a pagan I was around several. Yes. They weren’t either of those. They loved violence and had VERY little respect for life in general human or otherwise.

          • Jason Borne

            How many satanists have you been around? WHEN I was a pagan I was around several. Yes. They weren’t either of those. They loved violence and had VERY little respect for life in general human or otherwise.

          • spynode

            What You where around, probably where goth satanist wannabes or black metallists. Anyway, I strongly regret mentioning satanists. It is not what I was posting about. It was just poorly chosen exampe, so please stop fixating on it.

          • Todd Saylors

            How is human sacrifice against violence and life?

            Satanists believe in human sacrifice.

          • DS

            Gee Louis….spitefully spoken like a REAL Christian….

          • Lon Pirkl

            Are you a Christian? Than why are you judging someone else?

          • DS

            It’s THEN why are you judging, try to remember all the way back to about 4th grade. That took you about 3 years to finish, right? To answer what I think your question was about, NO, I’m not a bible-spouting, holier-than-thou religious hypocrite! I’ve read the Bible and believe it was meant as a guidebook, but have never believed that it should be taken literally in the way that EVERY religious nut thinks their church is the ONLY real church. If the Bible preaches peace then why can’t you all just get along?

          • Julie

            I thought the same thing. It’s true, you know. We’re all going to die, but some of us will have everlasting life. Free will, folks. You have it; use it wisely.

          • Connie Moorhead

            ALL our spirits will live forever. That’s the way it works..

          • Julie Ottaway

            Nope not quite Connie. We cannot make up our own rules.

          • Bill Hughes

            Julie, stop being a moron. Connie is not stating that we make up our own rules….If you cannot decipher what she means, then go back to elementary school and learn comprehension of simple English. Connie is absolutey correct ….you may not like it…but until you mature, you never will like it.

          • YMIAPD

            Wow. You’re a jerk.

          • Julie

            Well, aren’t you a rude bully, Bill Hughes. I took what Connie said the same way Julie did. Go jerk off, or get your cranky as back to school to learn some manners. How does that feel?

          • DanandHolly Dehner

            Actually we will all live forever. The only question is what will your address be? You choose now (in this life).

          • Frank F Mohrbutter

            yes, just exactly where each of those spirits will live is a different story.

          • linreis

            you get to choose where your ‘spirit’ lives however…

          • frogmouth

            Use it as God commands you!

          • AussieTEK

            I totally agree Louis Marsha can die and so can rest of Muslims.

          • Carlos Valdés

            With you all the way….

          • Brian Mctear

            oh yes religion has done the world so good..lmao

          • John Sabia

            Actually , the morays you experience in America and western civilization as we know it , came about through Christianity , whether you believe it or not is irrelevant .

          • Brian Mctear

            you first

          • John Keith

            I don’t like her post either but that’s not a very “Christian” thing to say Louis. Hypocrite!

          • Sad But True

            How appropriate that you use an american flag as your picture when you say such an american thing.

          • Marsha Jean Naprstek Pearson

            From one Marsha to another…God knows yours thoughts words and deeds!

        • SickupandFedinCharloot

          Fine. You give up yours and I will give up mine. Religion is just a belief system of where we originated. You think you can have yours while denying others theirs! A$$hat

          • DS

            @ Dickanfedup….hypocrites are so easily distressed when others don’t feel as they do…

          • SickupandFedinCharloot

            Please look up “cognizant dissonance”. Hint: it applies to you dumba$$.

          • DS

            It sounds as though you’re saying that you’re a Dumocrap and yet you realize how stupid that is….

        • kuntrybabe

          For you the sooner the better!

          • DS

            Sounds as though you over-spelled your name, 4 letters describe your attitude.

          • amazed@stupidity

            and you DS are a dog, politely keep your nasty thoughts in your head, instead of sharing them online

          • DS

            You get a thumbs up just for having the right name, but you spelled “amazing stupidity” wrong. Go read your bible to where it talks about forgiveness Awhole!

          • joann santana

            No that is your mom’s name DS.

          • DS

            Now Joann…aren’t we all brothers and sister after all? What does Mom say about that?

        • Chuck Kern

          You First Bitch!

          • DS

            Another Christian foaming at the mouth because someone doesn’t blindly believe as you do…

        • Lon Pirkl

          I don’t have religion, but I have faith. I claim no denomination in the Christian faith. I have been in numerous churches. I don’t go to church because I have nor religion, just faith in our creator.

        • Earl

          Marsha are you going to go Postel on us?

          • Marsha Marie Postel

            lol naaaa

        • Sandra Collins

          YOU ARE GOING TO EAT THOSE WORDS IDIOT. WHEN YOU HAVE TO STAND BEFORE GOD AND GIVE AN ACCOUNT OF WHAT YOU HAVE DONE AND SAID, THIS WILL PROBABLY BE BROUGHT UP, I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR YOU TRYING TO EXPLAIN IT TO GOD, AND YOU WILL ENTER THE LAKE OF FIRE.

          • DS

            Sandy…I didn’t know that you were supposed to judge people, I thought that was up to your invisible sky-fairy…

          • Ricky Baker

            Speaking of a fairy and there DS is.

          • DS

            I’m not the one with a fairy “Y” at the end of my name …Ricky….

          • joann santana

            Troll’y’Olee’ all day long. DS is having lots of fun with his keyboard.

          • DS

            Yes I am, these hypocritical religious nuts get so feisty when they feel threatened, and it just doesn’t make any sense if they are secure in their faith shouldn’t that give them some inner peace instead of making them so judgmental ? But I guess their own doubt of their personal “righteousness” just might not add up to the good they think they should feel compared to the way they really feel due to that inner hate that they shouldn’t have towards others.

          • spynode

            Spot on. People should just be naturally good to everything around them. Especially if they feel that God might judge them :) Instead, religious people are mean, and frankly, inconsiderate and stupid. I feel bad about saying that, but that is my observation.

          • Marsha Marie Postel

            Im the lifeguard there already…. i hear you are joining us soon

        • joann santana

          I am sure that you will die before religion does.

          • Marsha Marie Postel

            i’m quite content knowing i will not live to see its fall. Im also happy that i wont see the chang of our country by revolution. But its coming….

          • joann santana

            Marsha I too think its coming and I don’t want to be here for the main event either. It is however happening slowly every day.

        • Donald May

          it will never die but one day you and you will stand before god

        • http://RandPaul2016.com Tom Byers

          God bless your soul. Jesus still loves you Marsha no matter how much your demons lash out.

        • icy69hot

          Got some C-4 you can cram up your butt so you can meet GOD and talk about it.

        • e19431946t

          religion as and is dying and we as a nation are now seeing and reaping the results

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        • Hernandez

          Yes the Hindu, global warming, and politically correct religions can all die.

        • Pat Smith

          Religion will never die because God is, has always been and will remain the same.
          And what Great Marsha would be the guiding force for people to be civilized without a moral code?

        • cynicrealist

          makes sense to me. religiosity should come from within, not from with out. i don’t need someone with some divinity degree or elevated by followers to tell me how i should live my life.

      • cynicrealist

        IT’S AMAZING THAT EVERYONE SAYS WE MUST FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHTS. PEOPLE FIGHT FOR THEIR RIGHTS EVERY DAY AT THE POINT OF A GUN. EXCEPT HERE IN AMERICA WHERE WE FIGHT TYRANNY WITH NOTHING MORE MORE THAN OUR MOUTHS. HOW DID THAT WORK WITH HITLER AND HUSSEIN OR GHADAFI OR THE PHILLISTINES, OR ANY OTHER TYRANTS?

        • Mike Laste

          Ghadafi is a different story all together. American had no right going to Libya but we funded the terrorist group ISIL to do so and now after attacking Syria they are attacking Iraq.

          • Julie

            Obama invaded Libya so he could leave behind valuable arsenal for the Syrians. Notice Obama backed out of both wars. Why did the military leave so much behind? He’s a traitor.

          • Mike Laste

            Syrians aren’t the ones attacking themselves, insurgents are. I think you may have misspoke and we are on the same page but if we are not, clarify please.

          • Julie

            And who might those insurgents be? Syrians?

          • El Gato

            Some are Syrians, but many are from other Muslim countries, some are Hamas, Fatah, and Hezbola. with ties to Al Qaeda. ISIS or ISIL are those insurgents, who have decided Iraq is a fatter apple and more ripe for picking. At least the Sunni parts of it.

          • Julie

            Agreed, and you’re my hero for being able to name them all. I lop them all into the Muslim Brotherhood box.

          • Julie

            And who might those insurgents be? Syrians?

          • http://RandPaul2016.com Tom Byers

            Amen Julie it is refreshing to hear such wisdom on the internet when it is flowing with that ignorance that Deb is spewing. Bravo Julie. Deb you have no idea what she is saying because you are not intelligent enough. There is still time, maybe start listening to Mark Levin that will get you started.

          • Sara Walker

            I was thinking the same thing. There are millions of dollars worth of trucks, guns etc that was just abandoned there and they are using that equipment to take control of Iraq. This isn’t junk equipment either. At the least it shows poor financial management.

          • BSORaiderErie

            Actually the opposite. There were forces throughout Lybia policing up the Military Weapons and that was the reason some believe Benghazi was all about! Those weapons were on a boat to Turkey the day it happened and why else so many CIA Agents which led to the removal of US Marines to shrink the US Military Footprint in Benghazi! We don’t know the truth yet and this could all be rumors but the Ambassador was meeting with Turkish officials in Benghazi just before the attack. The men in our Military and CIA know the facts but have been silenced due to Political Correctness and lies! Obamanation is just that and his family is cursed as we now can all see, Common Sense is one thing, however, plainnPolitical Stupidity should allow the President 5-10 in Ft. Leavenworth breaking the big rocks into little rocks!

          • Julie

            So, if I’m following you correctly, after Benghazi, we just walked away? Whatever the reason, we left a load of artillery behind in Libya, and the Syrian rebels are now using them to wipe out Iraq. Obama had no business getting involved in Libya and did so without Congressional approval. He clearly had his reasons, and they weren’t in the interest of the United States.

          • BSORaiderErie

            Absolutely, however if you check that ship to Turkey it set sale when the Turkish Entourage left Benghazi? I know the Terrorists were also looking for the weapons but while they were fighting we were plundering, but as you know some PADS and other very effective weapons were left behind because yes, after Benghazi we left! We have no eyes or ears on the ground from Iraq to Africa! Our Fearless leader has snipped our Military, as thousands of Jr. Officers and NCOs are being KICKED OUT, More Americans on the Unemployment line and then watch who will be the first to complain when our Government has to hire Company’s like Blackwater to protect our USA!

          • BSORaiderErie

            Any weapons the Terrorists got in Iraq are most likely what the Iraq Military left behind because our men and women would have blown any sensitive equipment up before exiting!

          • Julie

            Not true. They have US weapons, including drones, and they’re using them to takeover Iraq.

          • BSORaiderErie

            Once we sell them to the Iraqi’s it is their equipment, I was talking about US Military equipment not US made, because I’m not even sure what they would have as almost everything we sold them was Russian? Let’s hope anything of real Importance was secured properly but we know they have shot down at least 3 helicopters! There really are no good answers because just like Syria, Obamanomics waited too long because he is what he has always been! If there is no clearcut Obamamoney or direct payoff for him then forget about it because his decision making process is Mentally Deficient and very dark!

          • El Gato

            Sensitive stuff would have been shipped back to the US with the troops. But they did leave equipment for the Iraqi forces. But the Iraqi forces were likely trained to fight the US way, with lots of air cover. We denied them the air cover At least they were better off than S. Vietnamese forces, who we cut off of all supplies. Congress did that. We had promised to support them and send US forces back, should the N. Vietnamese invade. They did, and we did nothing, other than stand offshore and recover those fleeing the invasion. Not everyone managed. I worked with a woman whose father had been ARVN, he spent about 5 years in a “re-education camp”. Of course any Iraqi government troops captured need not worry about that. They’ll lose their heads, or take a bullet in the back of it. Depending on how much time is available.

          • BSORaiderErie

            My brother served in the 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam War! Yes, once again the Political Idiots have killed because they could never do what our Military does! So once again greed, pride, and crappy Leadership, then throw in Political Correctness and a Surrender/Cowardly Democraptic Party!

          • leewacker

            I live near Ft. Campbell, the home of the 101st. I consider them to be my kids, and I had four grandsons (by marriage) serve in the 327 Air Assault Group.
            One of the most impressive sights I have ever experienced was when the 101st was coming home in 2003 after Iraqi Freedom.
            My brother and I had been in Clarksville on business, and Ft. Campbell Boulevard runs under a railway into the post. We were stopped by a traffic light, and watched flat car after flat car go by with Humvees, tanks, trucks and other vehicles go by—twisted, blackened, parts missing–all showing signs of having been in serious battles! Reminded me of watching trainloads of equipment coming back after WWII!

          • BSORaiderErie

            I was stationed at Fort Bragg and loved the Mass Drops!

          • John Mccord

            From time in country,I can tell that you know absolutely nothing about V.N. It was the Tet offensive on V.N. new years day. many people off duty celebrating.The communists swarmed the country fast and hard.The only real resistance was at Can Rahn Bay but,even they were over run.The South V.N.was promised nothing. The Tet offensive was a complete surprise.This is from a drug addict baby killer who spent too much time over there and came back to meet my real enemy. I made myself a promise when I came back, that was to never raise a weapon again except in defense of myself and my family. You mouthy Americans can defend yourself or take the consequences. Have a nice day.

          • leewacker

            Fine!
            I am the widow of a Korea War disabled veteran, and YOU, sir, besmirch his memory, and that of the thousands who served honorably!
            If you don’t like it here, please remove yourself from our nation! We have enough problems without people like you making it worse!
            Yes, there were bad things over there, but, when you have an enemy who hides in caves, uses primitive, savage methods of warfare, then whines and cries about being “mistreated” by us terrible Americans–but also who gets in line to immigrate here to misuse OUR country–anything WE did bad over there pales next to what they have done here!

          • RedWing55

            Sorry for everything you went through, but the TET Offensive was a huge American victory, by the end of all the battles. The Viet Cong were eliminated as a viable field force and the few remaining Viet Cong were folded into regular NVA units. The north lost approximately 60,000 in battle against our casualties of about 5-6,000. It would be another 5 years before we would pull out and leave the South to their own efforts. As for your drug use, that appears, unless the Army foisted it upon you, to be a self-inflicted wound. We’ll try to remember, if attacked again, to leave you out of the equation and to your own best efforts.

          • RedWing55

            Sorry for everything you went through, but the TET Offensive was a huge American victory, by the end of all the battles. The Viet Cong were eliminated as a viable field force and the few remaining Viet Cong were folded into regular NVA units. The north lost approximately 60,000 in battle against our casualties of about 5-6,000. It would be another 5 years before we would pull out and leave the South to their own efforts. As for your drug use, that appears, unless the Army foisted it upon you, to be a self-inflicted wound. We’ll try to remember, if attacked again, to leave you out of the equation and to your own best efforts.

          • RedWing55

            Sorry for everything you went through, but the TET Offensive was a huge American victory, by the end of all the battles. The Viet Cong were eliminated as a viable field force and the few remaining Viet Cong were folded into regular NVA units. The north lost approximately 60,000 in battle against our casualties of about 5-6,000. It would be another 5 years before we would pull out and leave the South to their own efforts. As for your drug use, that appears, unless the Army foisted it upon you, to be a self-inflicted wound. We’ll try to remember, if attacked again, to leave you out of the equation and to your own best efforts.

          • RedWing55

            Sorry for everything you went through, but the TET Offensive was a huge American victory, by the end of all the battles. The Viet Cong were eliminated as a viable field force and the few remaining Viet Cong were folded into regular NVA units. The north lost approximately 60,000 in battle against our casualties of about 5-6,000. It would be another 5 years before we would pull out and leave the South to their own efforts. As for your drug use, that appears, unless the Army foisted it upon you, to be a self-inflicted wound. We’ll try to remember, if attacked again, to leave you out of the equation and to your own best efforts.

          • RedWing55

            Sorry for everything you went through, but the TET Offensive was a huge American victory, by the end of all the battles. The Viet Cong were eliminated as a viable field force and the few remaining Viet Cong were folded into regular NVA units. The north lost approximately 60,000 in battle against our casualties of about 5-6,000. It would be another 5 years before we would pull out and leave the South to their own efforts. As for your drug use, that appears, unless the Army foisted it upon you, to be a self-inflicted wound. We’ll try to remember, if attacked again, to leave you out of the equation and to your own best efforts.

          • eyeoftheleopard

            If you “came back” to America, sorry to hear it.

          • James Crooke

            John I feel the same but let me clear up one thing. The Tet offensive was no surprise. I practically hand delivered the INtel they needed to know this was coming and they said I was crazy believe the NVA was in South Vietnam with that size a force. The were told they had anti aircraft weapons and also tanks yet no one believe me or my unit. I was at Khe Sanh and we were some what prepared because the base commander wa of the first people we briefed and he believe everything we told him.

          • John Locke

            No we wouldn’t. Unless it’s being taken by a hostile force, we wouldn’t destroy property. We upgraded Camp Greaves on the DMZ right before we handed it over to the Koreans. I do mean RIGHT before. They finished the upgrades, new theater, PX and new barracks just in time for ROK to move in

          • BSORaiderErie

            That’s all I was saying is that if we were there then it, hopefully, was destroyed but I assure you under Obama our Military would have to have the proper legal authorization to destroy anything sold to Iraq and was already paid for. What the transformation and purges to our Military has done is reprehensible! We are losing the true best and brightest because our RINOs have elected to give Obamanation his power to destroy our Military! There was a Bill just passed to maintain 50 Nuclear Missiles in the Warming Stages which has been the norm, because Obamanation wanted to turn those 50 Missiles Down and Off which is a high risk gamble? But why would Obamanation want that authority over these Nukes from the Congress? Why have most of the PURGES been of our Nuclear Forces? And now they’re throwing out Officers and NCOs who have served Honorable throughout their careers? Where is the justice when we cannot fire any other Federal Employees?

          • Lazy J

            Au Contrare, Our soldiiers do as ordered on evacuation. They left the majority of their perfectly serviceable arms in Iraq because they were told to. The excuse is, “it’s too expensive to recover and remove it back to the US. The entire Pacific campaign area was left with our weapons and vehicles after WWII. For many years, the only vehicles available to the phillipine people were US and Japanese vehicles the locals kept running. You’ll find that all over the world. It’s not just Obama’s regime, but the US government use once and lose policies.

          • BSORaiderErie

            Those tanks filling the desert of Nevada or New Mexico were brought back? The MWraps being given to our Police were brought back? Fact is that some will be left, and those vehicles will be chalked amd marked, those will be going or staying with the locals! Also there is plenty of other vehicles, that are blown up brought back, just watch the Railheads traveling through our Country? What I said was the US Military will not destroy another Countries equipment unless that Country or someone with the legal knowledge gives them the go ahead. I blame that on Obamanasty and his Lawyers run Military! Let’s admit one thing, no longer can an honest Democrapt say they support our teoops or love our Country! No longer and there is no argument!
            Also our Troops in the Combat Zone are now down to 2 meals per day, because of their budget but Obamanasty is spending $165.00 per gallon fuel instead of the high price most of us are paying! Wake up because your votes ruined the Country! Our Prisoners and even those Illegals get at least 3 meals per day? It pays to be a Criminal under Obamanasty!

          • Jim Mathis

            well guess what .they didn’t and now they are using them and will more than likely use some of them against us

          • teatime

            They gave it to Iraq for there protection!!

          • Fled

            Libya had one of the largest gold reserves in the world. It also had a thriving agricultural base and oil and was in the process of reforming its political process and begining a profit sharing system with its citizens. It was poised to be a new Arab society and the fractional debt bankers and globalists couldnt have it succeed. So they invaded it using proxy armies of terrorists…. within the first three days after the fall of Tripoli IMF bankers were there seizing the country’s assets for “safe keeping”. This is what the whole “Arab Spring” uprising is about. Manufacture dissent, destabilize the country using terror cell mercs and in the midst of chaos loot the place and then leave it to the terrorists to create future “Crisis”. Zbigniew Brzezinski has got to be the architect. He is a top foreign policy advisor to Obama Regime and was the architect of the whole Soviet misadventure in Afghanistan under the Carter Administration.

          • jerald_wyoming

            Libya was a threat ot ISRAEL as was Iraq. So the biased media made sure we abandoned both…..

          • Fled

            No Quadafi saw what happened to Sadam and did not want the same fate to befall him so he reformed his government driving out extremists. He just didnt understand that the UN would backstab him yet again!

          • teatime

            The gold is why we went in! Ghadafi was crushing the dollar with gold! All oil was bought with dollars, then Ghadafi was starting a new currency, oil for gold,he had about 11 to 18 country’s signed up, so we took him out!! the central Banks are trying to save their Dollars, that is why our dollar is going to crash!

          • Fled

            Thats right! Most people forget that prior to the sudden reversal of policy toward Libya they had become the new darlings of the UN for their sweeping political reforms and moderate stance against extremism. Their delegates to the UN had even been elected to chair the Human Rights Commission as a show of good faith! Then suddenly (after the IMF got an inkling of the country’s true wealth) came the accusations of human rights violations and bam uprising, invasion, destabilization and seizure. It had absolutely jack-all to do with Israel and everything to do with banksters needing to sure up their failing socialist states! Quadafi saw what happened to Sadam and did not wish to wind up just as dead so he had done an about face. Remeber that Libya became a”rogue” state because Quadafi would not accept any more of the US fractional debt in trade for oil in the 1970′s

          • Faye Vance

            400 missiles in the hands of the enemy now.

          • Julie

            By design, I’m sure.

          • teatime

            MUSLIM brotherhood!!

          • David Mitchell

            We should revoke the citizenship of Obama and send him to Somalia!

          • mogul264

            My verdict is 40 to LIFE in Leavenworth!

          • Andy

            WE’LL PROBABLY NEVER REALLY KNOW THE TRUE ANSWER OF WHO AND WHY!!! I’m will to bet that the OUR departing military was TOLD to leave all that equipment, tanks, armored vehicles, guns, ammo, and missle’s and rockets.

          • leewacker

            Yes, our military was told to leave all that, “because it was cheaper to build new than to bring home what was there!” Sadly, at the time, that also meant K9 members, too! Fortunately, THAT stupid directive has been changed!
            No, the biggest fool in the withdrawal from Iraq was Obama–who pretended not to understand the ramifications of us leaving! He knew, and used the knowledge to his own advantage!

          • Andy

            Yes, that stupid directive was leaving US soldiers behind the heart and soul of the K9 partners. Glad to see on TV and internet where a lot of the K9′s are returning to their partners as soon as possible! As for that POS OBAMA, he knew just what he was doing by leaving all the ready to use equipment behind..his daily Intel & Sec briefings tell him or his stand in just what happening up to the minute…He just chose the wrong way to go, or do, as far as the people and our military leaders are concerned!!!

          • fulltank861

            as well as POS . he. I say, was not born here .

          • Deb

            Wow…Did you think before writing that sentence. I have absolutely NO idea what you were trying to communicate.

          • Mike Laste

            Made perfect sense. The N at the end of AmericaN isn’t supposed to be there, but it makes sense all the same.

          • cynicrealist

            really?so what you’re saying is you’re excusing ghadafi for being a tyrant? it makes no difference, who did what with whom he was still a tyrant. geez!!!!!

          • Mike Laste

            A tyrant yes, but arming al quaeda and alnusra wasn’t the way to handle it.

          • John Mccord

            So what? That’s another country.It’s none of our business.

          • leewacker

            He was a tyrant, yes–but, could be useful at times!

          • elizabeth cohen

            Actually they can kill each other for all I care. It saves our boys to protect us another day.

          • teatime

            WE attacked Libya, for A no fly zone,so they could take it over!! He also gave our money, to Kenya / Sudan / Nigeria /Simolia &Syria & the Muslim Brotherhood also Palestine /Ahmuas !!

        • helioblak

          they lacked the internet

        • MrSnorehole

          I’m with you!

        • David Mitchell

          I lambast everyone that does not vote! First I tell them to never comment on anything that is political! If they don’t vote they have no right to say anything regarding politics! Next, I tell them to shut up about any complaint they have period! If you don’t vote you have no rights because you have delegated them to someone else!

          • cynicrealist

            the same goes for any one who has not been in any form of military service i.e the ignorant president. if someone has not walked a mile in those shoes, they should never be allowed to tell them what foot to start off with!!!!

      • dragonkohan

        so glad this is keeping up with the story at hand.

        • Julie

          Sorry, we did get off on a bit of a tangent. Just skip over us, or hey, start your own discussion.

      • Kent M

        AMEN!

      • Nice Ride

        Don’t forget morality.

      • James

        New World Order fan huh? You must be a multi millionaire. The kind of crap that follows suit with NWO is scarier than you could possibly imagine.

        • Julie

          I NEVER said I was a fan of the NWO, sir. I merely put out a warning about it. Please read my comment more carefully.
          According to Bill Gates, there are two barriers to achieve the NWO: religion (which they’ve pretty much won) and patriotism (which Obama has none ~ never salutes our fine soldiers ~ never places his hand over his heart during the National Anthem or anytime he’s near a US flag ~ encourages Muslims to be “offended” by our flag and anything Christian)
          God willing, we will win our country back from the traitors within, but I do think it’s going to take hitting rock bottom before some Liberals actually see and live what they (through their votes) and Dems have done to our country. Reading or hearing about the Holocaust apparently isn’t good enough. History repeats itself, and it’s doing so right now under our very noses.

      • Chris Worden

        fuck religion. America was built on religious FREEDOM. That means also choosing to NOT be religious at all. and now you’re preaching all this patriotism bullshit when real patriotism is not being forced to believe one thing or the other.
        I don’t say this often.. but you’re a really dumb bitch.

        • Julie

          Please, by all means, say what you feel. I can be dumb on some things (not the New World Order only working by removing religion and patriotism because that’s from Bill Gates, who has spent billions of dollars supporting the NWO, not just my opinion (though any idiot could figure it out for himself should he choose to pay attention, Chris Worden). And I most certainly can be a royal bitch (sometimes with great pleasure). So I can’t argue with you on either of those. But I will ever-so-politely correct you on one point: it’s freedom OF religion, not religious FREEDOM, and not freedom FROM religion. You do NOT have to be religious at all, but you have no right prohibiting others from expressing theirs. Both are covered in your 1st Amendment rights, which you should well know by the time you’re old enough to log onto a computer and type your trashy, angry, ignorant FEELINGS. So, the dumb bitch suggests you read the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and the remaining Constitutional Amendments so that you can tell when you’re being “preached” to, when someone is voicing her mind, and when you’re being schooled.

    • lizsalander

      Come on, he loves all our “corpsemen”, from all 57 states!

    • fratdawgg23

      True. The lies came from the White House that sent this particular veteran to war. Previous president, but same White House.

    • Johnny Herrera

      Didn’t you know that Vets are terrorist now?!

    • Johnny Herrera

      Didn’t you know that Vets are terrorist now?!

    • Sad But True

      American military is global criminal. It is feared and loathed all around the world.

    • Ria Teel

      Even WW2 veterans didn’t tried to take advantage of people like this, Its their property and they have every right to say no to “Dogs” doesn’t matter what kind of dog is that.

      • Ahcma

        Boy are you an idiot. A “Service dog” is just that – a dog that services it’s owner. Without that dog, the owner could be have a lot of problems. The “LAW” says you CANNOT discriminate against someone with a service dog – THAT includes “blind people”, and “ANY animal that is certified to help an individual have a healthy life”. And, yes, MANY WW2 vets did have service dogs, although later in life, but they did have them.

    • Niece1964

      Is this the same guy that had the exact issue with his “service dog” in a CVS or Wallgreens? I have a feeling he is looking for attention. We all know that their are motels and hotels that don’t allow dogs. Have you ever seen a blind man and his dog turned away from a hotel? No because they call and see which ones allow them first! I think he is enjoying the attention to much! Also, why would you sit there and argue with someone to the point that they have to call the police? He is right, our military do fight so that we have rights and it is the right of that motel to not allow animals so why is he trying to make it look like “you have rights except when I say different”! I think he is after money from the groups that try to donate to people when they have things like this happen! I guess time will tell! My husband is a Vietnam vet and says this is embarrassing to him and other vets! Deal with it and move on unless your trying to get something out of it!

    • Joseph Scott Jr

      Are you Serious, It’s not the White House, That’s voted No on Food Stamps, Veterans job bill, Vets not being able to get proper Health Care, no on the ACA, all these policies would have had a positive impact on our Vets, And the Current Republicans in the House and Senate have voted No! How dare you try and float this Fox News BS! YOU’RE A LYING AH BLAME ING ANY OF THIS ON THE WHITE HOUSE!

    • Briylaln

      Starts at the whitehouse? You’re probably to young to know how we were treated when we returned from Nam.

    • Jimbo

      Who does that hotel clerk think she is? A VA administrator?

  • guest

    The problem is every one and their aunt biddy is having there dogs certified as service dogs now. and they are ruining it for the people who really need it.

    • JHM

      You are absolutely right – I see it every day.

    • Grand_Old_Partier

      How would you know this?

      • Lynn Tarte

        Unfortunately guest is right about certification. Where I live we have a no dogs policy but people move in knowing that (they sign papers stating they understand the rules) and then a couple of months later go and get a dog because they want one not because they are a service need. They go online to a site that issues “certificates” stating the dog is a service dog and try to use that. We catch them and make them remove the dog from the premises. Because of this easy access to a lie (so called certification) and the way doctors just sign a note without really being truthful either people are making it harder for those who really need certified service dogs. Plus unless you can see the disability it is hard to really know the truth.

        • jimmyv65

          except the dog has to have official certification as a service dog, they have to go through training by a sanctioned facility. These dogs have papers and a service number to verify with the state that they are indeed a true service dog. To those just going onto the intrnet and getting the fake ones, that is against the law and there are penalties for doing so

          • Lynn Tarte

            You are right about the qualifications – unfortunately people do not always follow the law regarding this. They get their doctor to sign a “note” stating they need a dog for whatever ailment they “have” and then go online and get the so-called certificate. We found this out when some tried it with our association and they had to remove the dog. I don’t know if the association called the police or not so that is something I can’t comment on. The bad thing today is we have so many people circumventing the law in many things it is hard to keep on top of them all. When you see our leaders lying about so many things and getting away with it people feel they have the right to lie also and do not have to follow laws or rules. When they move here they go through a process of interviews and also told what the rules are regarding animals in our complex. Then they move in and within a few months appear with an animal and when challenged suddenly the next day they have a “certification” of a service animal. It is frustrating when they do this and when someone who legitimately has a service dog (the right way) they run into problems like this vet did. Others have made it difficult for the one who follow the law.

          • jimmyv65

            But a legitimate service dog gets a number that is registered with the state. The association can verify it. If it’s not on record with the state the dog is not certified as a service dog

          • Lynn Tarte

            I don’t know what the Association has done as I am not on the Board and when these things come up it is handled by the President along with our Property Manager. We also have a Treasurer who is very thorough (he told us about the certification) so it is possible they know how to check on them as they rejected the so-called certification and had the dog removed. Thanks for the information you sent as it helps for any future questions. :)

      • BangZoom!

        You can get service dog vests all over the place. I see people at the airport with these foo foo lap dogs wearing service dog vests. They do it to weasel their dogs into restaurants and on to the airplanes.

    • Vicky Anglin

      Do you think you guys are really behaving any better than her? Talking about foo foo lap dogs? You really need to back down and quit judging people. That’s exactly what that poor excuse of a woman in the video was doing. It’s not your place to judge whether a person needs a service dog. It’s not your place to determine whether or not that particular breed of dog is a qualified serviced dog. So, you are qualified to look at a person and their dog wearing a service vest and determine on your own whether or not they are disabled. You are ALL pathetic and ought to be ashamed of yourselves! Just to give you something to think about. There is a wonderful lady in her early 50s who is in the early stages of Alzheimers. She can still function and should be allowed to do that as long as she can. However, she gets “stuck” at times. She just sits or stands and stares until somebody interupts her. She has a wonderful little service dog, Millie, who goes everywhere with her. When this lady gets stuck, Millie will lick her and nudge her back to reality. She saved her life one day when she stopped in the middle of the street and was nearly run over by a jerk who blew past her while screaming at her. The lady was so jarred by the idiot that she didn’t know what to do and Millie led her across the street and out of traffic. Millie, by the way, is a tiny little teacup Yorkie. You can’t get much more foo foo than that. So, if you don’t like it that people can disabilities that you can’t see and can have service dogs that you don’t think look the part, you might want to think twice before you start making those judgement calls. One of these days you just might need a service dog and we wouldn’t want you to get evicted or thrown off a plane or out of a restaurant, now would we.

      • guest

        I see no reason why Millie couldn’t be certified as a service dog. My point is by some peoples definition all dogs are service dogs. People buy the vests themself so they can take there dog where ever they want. It’s just like people who are able bodied having handicap hang tags just to get a good parking spot. I’m not saying we should go and confront everyone with a handicap hang tag that doesn’t appear to be handicapped. Nor am I saying we should question anyone with a terapy dog. But someone should vet the dogs annd there should be a better identifier. As much as I hate government intervention in things that is where this is headed.

        • Vicky Anglin

          I understand your point, guest. I really do. I just hear so much of the judging that it’s become very tiresome. We can’t see so many handicaps. There are a lot of reasons why people have to park in handicapped spaces other than being in a wheelchair. What about the man who had a stroke a few months back. He can walk now and looks perfectly normal, but he is very weak in one leg and if he has to walk for very walk his leg buckles and he falls. He has to park in a handicapped spot and then walk into the store and ride in a motorized cart. He could use a cane or a walker but he’s a proud man and just wants to look and feel normal and be more independent on that walk into the store. Sure there are people who abuse the law. That doesn’t make it a bad law. That doesn’t change the fact that there are most who are legit than those who aren’t. That doesn’t change the fact that you and I do not know what that person’s disability is and, quite frankly, it’s really none of our business. Let’s take care of our own and hope for the best in others, you know?

  • Roy Barber

    Send her to jail

  • Strange1

    now if he were gay he could sue them and win with the backing of every court in the land.

    • Scott Muto

      He can sue and win based on the Americans With Disabilities Act.

  • Scott Muto

    I have a friend of mine who has a service dog. This friend was barred from the local Budget inn. The police were called on this friend and was arrested. There are several lawsuits pending.

  • Mike Smith

    Nothing to do with the story but you need to move your share tabs from the left side of the page. It makes it hard to read the story.

    • MathGirlTM

      You can minimize the menu. Put your mouse over the tabs and you’ll see an arrow appear at the bottom.

  • Guido Ambrosi

    SEND THESE PEOPLE BACK TO THE STONE AGE COUNTRY THEY CAME FROM.

    • Yuri Nator

      Oh, you mean back to the country that has a higher GDP than Canada?

      • rex84
      • Gale Lett

        Surely you’re not talking about India. Where they rape young women and hang them from trees. Where they’re grossly overpopulated because they’re too dumb to use contraception. Where hundred die every other day because they pack their ferries like sardines and then can’t figure out why they sink? Oh did I forget to mention, they’re also killing elephants by the hundreds because they run their rail lines through their migration paths. That country? Better off without them I say.

        • Yuri Nator

          Oh, you mean the country where most of your computer hardware and software is programmed or manufacutured, the country who scored higher than the US in math and science, the country with a lower obesity rate than the US?

          Oh, and one of your heroes is Injun. You should forward this post over to Bobby Jindahl.

  • scott

    that is a clear case of discrimination and should have a law suit filed,it is against the law to refuse service to disabled persons and a person with a service animal is considered a disabled person

  • watson799

    send her the fuck home !

  • MikeBratton

    “Dog is dog.” Wow.

  • dummyface

    Even if it wasn’t illegal to refuse service, who in their right mind would turn away a veteran and his service animal? Well, I guess the question should be: who in their LEFT mind.

    • BrutallyHonest_1

      Fantastic comment!! AGREED!

      • Julie

        Ditto

    • James Godin

      A towel head would They have no value for human life.

      • R90

        They have NO value on any life.

    • bob e. wills

      Only because he wanted to keep the dog in the room…her only reason. That’s valid, read the sign.

      • WARIII

        Not valid for service animals according to federal law.

      • Joe

        Is said no pets allowed That is not a pet

    • joann santana

      An American hating piece of crap who loves our freedom and money but wont take up for our way of life here.

    • Danielle Gieger

      I find it very enlightening that everyone here spouting insults, attacking other’s intelligence, going after their looks and a whole slew of other childish argument tactics…. are doing so in the religion.

      You’ve done a really great job, guys.

  • HikerJohn316

    The article said the Vet and dog had paperwork but it doesn’t say that they showed the paperwork, just that they explained it to the clerk. This situation has my sympathy and heart But if this man should have the paperwork laminated and in his wallet. Just saying it doesn’t work. It’s his responsibility to show documentation. Some people with heart trouble look pretty healthy but have trouble walking distances. To park in a handicap place they need documentation, not just saying so.

    • Julie Ruegsegger

      he had the proper paper work he said so on the video

    • R90

      The service dog also had a “VEST ON”. It was ID’ed on the “VEST”. He didn’t need to show the “PAPERWORK”. You know, I’ll bet you’re the type who would park in a handicap spot or a fire lane, cause you’ll only be just a minute.

      • Vicky Anglin

        Exactly. According to the ADA you do not have to carry the paperwork with you and it is against the law to ask someone for the paperwork. The reason is simple and quite clear. On an average day, how many times do you go into a building that doesn’t allow animals? You are a disabled person and you’re just trying to go about your normal day just like the next guy, but things already tend to take you longer. You think it’s right for you to have to pull out your paperwork and have a discussion every time you go into WalMart and over to Publix and into ACE Hardware and then city hall to pay a water bill, and then you have to go to the bank……?

  • Arthur Lynn Crook

    the the bastards out of our country. no tax benefit for these foreign assholes

  • walterc

    Was she fired? She should be and he should file a damages suit. At the very least, I know I won’t be doing business with Budget Inn and will go out of my way to stay at La Quinta. At least La Quinta and the police pull ed “out all the stops and got their ducks in a row” for this vet and his service dog.

    • JHM

      Probably not – highly likely that she was the owner or family of the owner. They rarely hire outside help.

      • walterc

        Good point, probably franchise.

      • carlenefrazierwendel

        The vet with the service dog is ahead by not staying in one of these stinking dirty motels. They are not clean people at all. I only stayed in one because I needed to get our of a storm one time.. I would have been better off in my car. Rain water ran in up to 3 inches and the room was really dirty and had an awful smell in it before the rain. I wouldn’t even get on the bed for the filth. Sat in a wooden chair until the rain passed and i left, losing my rent money, but still healthy.

      • bob e. wills

        THEY buy motels, like cheap motels, and they have many.

        • JHM

          Ok. Not sure what your point is here though….

    • baddab

      Probably not…her family probably owns the hotel franchise and as I have found, many of the lower cost hotels are now owned by families from India….budget, hotel 6 and others in that same class….

  • kcir321

    Will sleep in my car before I stay at Budget Inn again

    • Don

      I am sure this was not a policy of all the Budget Inn’s at least i hope, This is just one owner and his employee who is surely uninformed, but she and that owner certainly needs a boycott of that one Hotel, and Budget Inn needs to make this right and say something positive, or just like you i will book other hotels.

    • http://gathman.org/vitae CustomDesigned

      Sleeping in your car is now illegal. (Along with 100s of 1000s of pages of other things – so many even the government has lost count.)

      • CajunRay

        That may be a local ordinance somewhere but I do not believe is a Federal law or even state law in most of the U.S.

        • http://gathman.org/vitae CustomDesigned

          You are correct, it is typically a city or local ordinance. All the more likely to bite you when travelling.

          • CajunRay

            Thanks.

          • Vicky Anglin

            Just for future reference, in case you didn’t know, it is both legal, safe, and permitted to park and sleep in your car in most WalMart parking lots. They ask that you call ahead and they’ll tell where to park or just go to customer service when you get there and they’ll tell you. We moved across country a couple years ago and traveled for 7 days and slept in our giant moving truck. We also had a tow dolly on back with our car on it so we took up several spaces. We didn’t have any WalMarts tell us no and they were very helpful and offered info on what restaurants were close and open all night and which of their own restrooms would be closed for cleaning during the night.

          • http://gathman.org/vitae CustomDesigned

            Excellent tip. And just to remind myself, rest areas (when available) are also legal and reasonably safe the last time I checked. Local ordinances against sleeping in your car are aimed at the homeless, not travellers. Which is not right either, but between rest areas, and all night businesses (that you hopefully buy something from), travellers are usually accommodated.

          • Vicky Anglin

            Good to know, although, rest areas scare me. Could be I’ve watched too many movies…

      • carlenefrazierwendel

        Park in the hotel parking lot after dark, away from the office view. They won’t notice you.

  • Terry Murphy

    Daytona has turned into a real sh*thole over the last couple decades. We live about an hour away, and stopped going there several years ago, preferring either Ormand Beach to the north or New Smyrna Beach to the south. I find it hard to believe any cheap hotel there would be so picky about who they rent to or not. I hope she and the hotel are indicted in court and fined to the max.

    • elizabeth cohen

      You are right. I used to live in Florida (30 yrs) raised four kids there. I used to take them to Daytona as a treat otherwise it was New Smyrna Beach. I was in Florida from Feb – May and went to visit Daytona, your are right it turned into a real sh*thole.

  • elizabeth cohen

    Going on Vacation to Florida and this hotel just lost me – FOREVER

  • Jim Schultz

    sry but im allergic to dogs keep them out of businesses but iguess because he was at war and has ptsd he has more rights than everyone else

    • elizabeth cohen

      So, go to hotels that do not allow dogs. That’s first and secondly it is thanks to this man that you even get to voice your idiotic opinion and go, freely I might add, on vacations. STUFF IT

      • Jim Schultz

        all hotels are supposed to allow “service dogs” or its discrimination thats the problem just because he served does not make his problems any different than mine mine are physical his are mental what does a dog do give him a hug when he feels down he fought for our country where everyone is supposed to be equal but him and his dogs get special treatment what a load of crap

        • elizabeth cohen

          You are correct. A dog that helps a blind person or any handicapped person should never be refused admittance into a hotel, or an airplane for that matter. Handicapped people have a hard enough time without idiots doing things like this. I was just commenting on the subject at hand.

        • elizabeth cohen

          Have you ever seen a man with PTSD I did. my father in WWII and now my son who served two years in Iraq. I used to see my dad in the middle of the night, when he was alone, crying with his face in his hands. This was a strong man who you couldn’t mess with, but at night his nightmares returned. I would think a dog, who knows how to love, not like some humans I see here, can give comfort when it is needed.

          I wish to God I could have done something to help my father. It hurt to see him like that. They had no help for them back then. My son said it perfectly “They train you to kill but when you get home they don’t train you to stop the visions of killing in your head.” Or, do you suppose it is easy for a man to kill any one including an enemy without scars.

          If you are handicapped then by all means you should be able to take a dog anywhere you go and that includes a hotel or a plane. Just do not judge others if you do not know what they are suffering. “Before you remove the splinter from your neighbors eye, remove the beam from your own, this way you may see clearly enough to judge.” Jesus

          • Jim Schultz

            screw jesus

    • patrick.

      The law is the law, you can’t turn away a service dog, unless being aggressive or disruptive.

    • walterc

      So take a benadryl or stay home.

      • Jim Schultz

        or the dude with the the dog can take a valium or live in a mental hospital

    • Carol J. Bondatti Bogdanowitz

      You’re allergic to dogs…then stay away from them or take medication but don’t deny veterans or anyone who needs a service dog the right to take them into businesses or anyplace else they need too.

    • SimJim

      I’m on the fence. I don’t like politicians and bureaucrats dictating what people must do with their private property. Requiring a business to serve who the politicians say they must serve is pretty fascist. On the other hand I don’t want disabled people being denied access to hotels. I guess my perfect scenario would be for the hotel to be allowed to do what it wants, and the rest of us boycott hotels that don’t make exceptions in circumstances like this.

    • Marti

      Maybe you should get out more Jim, as most hotels/motels provide allergen free rooms. Stop thinking like a child, accommodating someone elses needs doesn’t translate to putting you at immediate risk.

    • Vicky Anglin

      No, he doesn’t have more rights, Jim. However, you might show maybe a little appreciation for the fact that he is disabled because “he was at war” fighting to protect your right to be a selfish jerk.

  • lindagoossen

    I remember the return of soldiers from Vietnam. It was a disgrace how they were treated by the public, but at least the White House treated them right. Now, the WH disrespects the returning soldiers, and so does the public. Without the military, we would not be a country.

  • Tanner Fausnacht

    Service dogs shed like any other dog. This soldier fought for rights, people have the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason or no reason, she was within her rights. If he does not understand that her and the business she works for has rights, I don’t know why he even fought. He is able bodied, not blind or deaf, he could easily have gone to the next hotel. Hotels have the policies in place, because if a pet stays there, it renders the room uninhabitable by law because some people are allergic to dogs and they cant clean up all that dogs hair. So if he does not respect the rights of others, maybe he should try a hotel in a country where people do not have rights… Did all these soldiers die for nothing or do people have rights?

    • slightstar

      Service dogs may shed like other dogs, but they help the service member; they are considered therapy dogs. Ever heard of the Americans with Disabilities Act? Read up on it.

      Besides, a disability isn’t always seen physically; I guess you would say the same thing about a depressed or schizophrenic person instead of someone with PTSD.

      IOW, put a sock in it.

      • Tanner Fausnacht

        I understand the law. I disagree vehemently. I understand and do not doubt that he was disabled, while a regard American heroes, they do not get extra rights. Businesses should have the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason. Why are we fighting if we still do not have rights? This soldier thought he was God and he still had to go find somewhere else to live. As Americans, we love soldiers and will stand behind them, even when they are wrong.

      • rex84

        Can you site the part of the Constitution that grants the federal government the authority to pass laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act, which dictates with whom a business can refuse to conduct business? You can’t, because the law is unconstitutional.

    • jzuzphreek

      Did you even read the article? The police officer accompanied the soldier to various other hotels in an attempt to find a room. In fact, I haven’t seen one comment giving honor to the police office for going above the call of duty in a attempt to help this wounded warrior. Good for him, and good for LaQuinta for following the LAW.

      • Tanner Fausnacht

        I did notice, the police officer is apparently an oath keeper. Its something the be praised. We want to exercise our rights but get mad if it goes against what we think is ethical. In America, we have the right to be jerks to people and be unethical. We have the right to burn flags and refuse service to veterans or black people or Christians or Muslims or gay people.. For no reason. Veterans are not Gods, they are heroes and are not above the law. I believe everyone should be held to the same law. If this were a regular service dog, to someone with autism or bad eye sight.. This video would not have gone viral.

    • Marti

      Just because you say it Tanner, it doesn’t make it true.
      It’s one thing to express an ‘opinion’ but to present something as a fact or truthful, when it’s absolutely incorrect is completely ignorant on your part.

      Under current law, NO you can’t not refuse to service to ANYONE for ANY REASON. Regardless of a libertarian stance on the issue, there are ‘protected’ persons under ADA and similar law.

      You also don’t seem to understand the difference between able bodied..and able minded. It was already noted that this dog was required in relation to PTSD.

      Service dogs are also used for a lot of legitimate needs for disabilities that the eye can not see, such as epilepsy and diabetes.

      • Tanner Fausnacht

        Again, I know the law.. This IS my opinion. The “Protected” persons, I find is unconstitutional. Again, it is MY opinion that if these soldiers fight and die for our rights, how come we still do not have any? I was epileptic and had a service dog through out college. When Jenny, my partner and assistant died, It seemed unnecessary to get another one. When people asked me not to bring the dog in and to be considerate of others, I obliged because I do not think I am god and have common courtesy and respect for other peoples rights. If this guy wants to get some lady fired for doing her job, then that’s on his conscious. It seems as if your liberal minds can not handle the fact that people should be able to refuse service to anyone. If they are gay, black, white, christian, if they have a gun, if they have an Obama sticker on their truck.. In law enforcement, Federal law trumps state law, its the supremacy clause, we have to follow the minimum guidelines. If not, this guy would have gone to jail for trespassing. On private property, if someone asks you to leave, for any reason, you have to leav or you are trespassing. NOBODY should be immune to that.. Police officers are not immune to trespassing violations, even though they may think they are, they are not.. This guy thinks he is, you are all enabling him. Which is wrong. He is trespassing, but a law made for the few is effecting the rest of us. Very liberal of you all.

        • Marti

          *sigh* Again you seem to fail at distinguishing actuality from libertarian ideology.

          Firstly, it is not her ‘business’ , she neither management or an owner. It doesn’t matter if you, I or anyone else agrees or disagrees with aspects of ADA law or it’s entirety, the FACT is she put her employment and the company she works for in peril when she evaded the law.

          For someone who claims to have had service dog for epilepsy, I am curious to know how YOU earned the money when they typically cost 30-40k. Most people who are lucky enough to purchase one, can only do so thanks to charitable organizations and donations. For someone who claims to preach about individual liberty and personal responsibility , it doesn’t seem like you shy away from asking for AID when it suits you.

          And just because someone points out to you what the law actually is, doesn’t make them a liberal.

    • jimmyv65

      Tanner, Im allergic to ignorance and stupidity maybe you should stay at home

      • Tanner Fausnacht

        Jimmy, I am allergic to childish comments and fat guys who think they know what the word “Ignorant” means. You are a disgrace to conservatism. Just calling people names and producing no logic is why liberals have ammo.

        • jimmyv65

          so you say you are allergic to childish comments, then proceed to produce one, and launch a personal attack to boot, sorry far from fat but nice try. a disgrace to Conservatism? not sure how, because i pointed out your ignorance of the law. See people do not have the right to refuse service to anyone anytime, that’s what they call discrimination, and that is where your ignorance comes through.

  • Thomas Carr

    This hotel needs consequences. The proper charges should be filed and sanctions leveled against them.

  • Julius Lovell

    its more of a slap in the face because obviously this person is not an american citizen !!!!!!
    throw them out of the country

  • W Richard Lobell

    clerk should Not face jail time or fine. should be in jail, fined, and fired

  • dcblindbat@aol.com

    Fine the desk clerk and put her in jail for a few months. Let her learn a lesson for being a POS!

  • TruthbeTold

    Budget Inn Corporate Office & Headquarters
    10621 San Pablo Ave El Cerrito CA 94530
    http://ecorporateoffices.com/BudgetInn-6991

    Tell them how you feel!!

  • Timothy Duggins

    The “woman” is just pissed off because she couldn’t pass the medical boards and become a doctor like the rest of her family.

  • Joseph C. Krywalski

    This story only has the coverage but think of ALL the stories that have had the same response but no coverage and the scum that got/get away with that kind of treatment need to be JAILED (and their bosses) to educate them!

  • Rob Waldrup

    Put an “X” on his house because when it all hits the fan, let his house be the first one hit.

  • AlexisJaime

    First thing I want to say is that I am a libertarian and appreciate the service of all of our fighting men and women. They are owed a level of respect that isn’t often shown to them.

    I support the rights of business owner’s to refuse service to anyone for any reason. Then we can use the power of free-speech and the free-market to influence the owners to change their policies or risk going out of business.

    Although I support the business owner’s right to choose who they provide service to, I don’t agree they should refuse service to anyone based on race, gender, sexual preference, age(assuming plus 18 or emancipated) or based on disabilities. I simply prefer to use the power of the free-market instead of the force of government.

    I want government out of our lives as much as possible and I wan’t the people to have as much choice as possible.

    All this being said, if I knew the new Taco Bell down the road didn’t like 5′ 1″ pale skinned chics from Iceland, I wouldn’t try and force them to sell me food, I would simply take my business somewhere else. Why help provide profit to those who don’t like us?

    • Kim Herrington Gibson

      I agree to a certain extent. Small Goverment is better but some laws are needed and this is one. What about if that was the only room left and he had to sleep in his car? Like I said, some laws are needed and this is one of them.

      • AlexisJaime

        We can always use “what if” scenarios to seemingly justify government force. “What if” the person is too poor to afford health insurance, food, shelter, birth-control or “what if” they are too uninformed to make the choice to not buy sugary sodas over 16 oz?

        My point is, no one has the right to my services and I don’t have a right to the services of another. When government steps in and forces me to provide goods and services to anyone, I have been made a slave, not an individual with individual rights.

        We cannot support a “Don’t Tread On Me” mentality while promoting limited government and simultaneously arguing for more government control, even when the control seems to support the greater good.

        AGAIN. I agree that this any business who refuses to serve our military men and women are shameful, but I don’t want to use government when I and the rest of the people already have the power of the free-market.

        • jg408

          The power of a boycott is beautiful. That will make any business change their tune. They need our money to survive.

          • AlexisJaime

            I agree.

        • Vicky Anglin

          That’s just it. You can refuse service to anyone. You just can’t refuse service to anyone because of their disability. Refusing service to that man was illegal because she was refusing service to him because he needs a service animal to help him with his disability. That’s where the law was broken. No person of any moral standing would have refused him. This is not one of those iffy situations. This guy needs a service animal. He should be able to go into any building or business you or I can go into and conduct his life in as normal a way as possible. There are a few laws in place that protect a person’s rights. If the ADA was not in place people with disabilities would be homebound. This is a good law and needs to stay. It hurts nobody and helps so many. Small government is definitely better. We need the government to stop telling us every move we can and can’t make. But, since we live in a very selfish society, sadly, we do need that law. If it inconveniences some of us some of the time, oh well. Without it disabled people would be inconvenienced every single day of their lives.

          • AlexisJaime

            You are still advocating government force instead of individual rights.

            YOU SAID: “He should be able to go into any building or business you or I can go into and conduct his life in as normal a way as possible.”

            For the third time, I do not disagree, but I am not going to advocate using the force of government to achieve that goal when the fact is none of us have a right to the services of another.

            No, we do not need those laws. Very few business will ever refuse services to anyone for any reason because it is common knowledge that the negative word of mouth will harm their business.

          • Vicky Anglin

            We agree on more than you think, AlexisJaime. Really. Unfortunately, I’ve seen up close and personal that what you said about very few businesses not refusing services to anyone just isn’t true. I wish that was the place we live in but it’s not. Businesses don’t care as much anymore about a lost customer here and there. Maybe really small businesses like mine or maybe yours, but this law really doesn’t affect the way I do business at all because I will never turn away a disabled person. This is just ONE place I’m willing to give in a little. ONE place. Anyway, nice talking to you, have to go pick up my daughter and her dog.

          • AlexisJaime

            I wouldn’t turn away a potential costumer for ALMOST any reason. I probably wouldn’t do business with the West Boro Baptist Church if I made yard signs and they wanted me to make “God Hates F*gs” signs. I also probably wouldn’t do business with rapists and child molesters.

            I agree with you somewhat when you said this, “Businesses don’t care as much anymore about a lost customer here and there.”

            However I believe the main reason why is because We The People have become accustom to depending on government to punish rogue businesses with fines and other coercive actions instead of depending on the power of the free-market along with word of mouth to affect change.

            I would never turn away anyone (other than maybe the ones I mentioned above), especially not a veteran; but I’m still not willing to give over that choice to government.

            BTW, I’m don’t own any businesses. I’m still only 19 and not even in college yet. I’m still waiting to be sure I beat this stupid cancer before I waste my time going to college.

            It was nice talking to you too. I hope I didn’t seem overly cantankerous.

          • Vicky Anglin

            You didn’t seem cantankerous at all. That’s why I wanted to talk to you. I agree with you that We The People have become accustomed to depending on government ……way too much. You are absolutely correct! That’s my biggest problem with the way our country is being led. Political correctness tells us what we can/can’t say. We raise our own children because “they belong to the community.” The list is endless. We have to go back to raising kids to respect others and care for one another without being told to do it, just because it’s the right thing to do. I actually on your side about this. I just worry about what will happen to the ones who can’t take care of themselves until people learn how to treat each other again. I’m glad to see that a 19-yr-old cares enough about his country to even be on a site like this making comments. That means we all have hope. :)
            Good luck to you in college because I’m sure cancer doesn’t have a chance against a strong young man like you.

          • Vicky Anglin

            You didn’t seem cantankerous at all. That’s why I wanted to talk to you. I agree with you that We The People have become accustomed to depending on government ……way too much. You are absolutely correct! That’s my biggest problem with the way our country is being led. Political correctness tells us what we can/can’t say. We raise our own children because “they belong to the community.” The list is endless. We have to go back to raising kids to respect others and care for one another without being told to do it, just because it’s the right thing to do. I actually on your side about this. I just worry about what will happen to the ones who can’t take care of themselves until people learn how to treat each other again. I’m glad to see that a 19-yr-old cares enough about his country to even be on a site like this making comments. That means we all have hope. :)
            Good luck to you in college because I’m sure cancer doesn’t have a chance against a strong young man like you.

          • AlexisJaime

            Did I come off as a guy? Oh, I guess I need to burn my bras and pantyhose and buy me some boxer shorts… Oh, wait, I already have boxer shorts, they are way to comfortable…. LOL

          • Vicky Anglin

            No and sorry. You didn’t give me any reason to think you were a guy. My daughter dated a guy named Alexis and is the only person I’ve personally known by that name. Boy, that was rude of me, huh? But, hey, not enough good things can be said about boxers. I love my hubby’s boxers and, yeah, way comfortable! LOL! I stand by my statement….minus the strong young man part….add strong young woman. :)

          • Vicky Anglin

            Good one. Oh yeah, I definitely wouldn’t do business with Westboro. I have no problem turning away some customers, but not based on disability and the need for service animals. But, then I guess I am biased in that I’ve had to deal with the problem for a long time.

    • bigd

      well said, i agree 100 percent.

  • SimJim

    I’m fully supportive of the serviceman…veteran myself. Nephew in Afghanistan right now. But I can’t help but think that this woman was simply ignorant of the law and more worried about losing her job from a manager (who she kept referencing) who really, really does not want pets in the hotel. Why would anyone willfully disobey the law for an issue this basic unless they were ignorant and/or a complete moron?

    We have so many laws dictating every step we take these days. I certainly don’t know them all…I’m betting each of us unknowingly break laws on a regular basis. I happen to like this law, but I do have empathy for those who aren’t aware of each and every law. She knew the hotel rule was “no pets”…beyond that I think she was most likely clueless.

    • Larry

      With the last name Patel, she and her husband are the owners of the hotel. Check the next time you go to any of the low rate hotels or motels and you will find the owner is most likely named Patel.

    • Michael

      The law was explained to her by the officers!!!She still wouldn’t give hi a room!!!!

      • SimJim

        I’m one of those people who doesn’t believe “officers” are the last word on what is legal and what is not. Obviously, since they didn’t arrest her, they weren’t clear on the law either or maybe it wasn’t a law where people get arrested. I’m guessing it is a civil law, not a criminal law? I would have given him the room by virtue of his service, but then again I have a boss who likes to fire people on a whim, so maybe I would be more cautious before jeopardizing my job.

  • Pirinno

    This is what we get for being FORCED to meet federal law by hiring a representative of every community.
    Some poor saps get stuck with the idiots no one else would hire.

  • Lee Little

    Anyone know what chain of motel??

    • Pirinno

      Business card shown was budget inn

      • Lee Little

        Thanks. No more Budget Inn.

  • Brandon Bristow

    After the lawsuit, he should own that hotel.

  • JLB768

    Refuse her stay in America, and ship her back to wherever she came from.

  • Pirinno

    Patel will be learning what is meant by the phrase “Life is tough, it is even tougher when you’re stupid”

  • MisterE

    She probably saw the dog as “supper”

    • 1776Mariner

      Ah, they are usually vegetarians since most Indians are Hindus.

  • NukeWaste

    Send her home. She needs to develop her English skills to the point that she can understand conversational English.

  • Donald Lewis

    She’s a towel headed camel jockey. Why is anyone surprised?

    • 1776Mariner

      Ah, camel jockey usually refers to Muslims. They are probably Hindus. At least all the Indians I know are of that persuasion.

      • Donald Lewis

        My bad.

        Dot heads lol

  • Mike

    So many foreigners are buying businesses over here and making up there own rules without regard for our laws. I have known many fine people with the same last name, all immigrants and all with great educations and minds. The name Patel is associated with the untouchable class in India and one friend told me that the only work his mother was allowed to do was to clean public toilets. How quickly some people forget their roots and what their families had to endure just to get them where they are today.

  • Michael Winkles

    patel, gotta be from india

  • baddab

    It’s amazing how many really stupid ignorant people there are out there…

  • Terri Crockford

    What do you expect Patel is an Indian or Pakistani name as common as Smith. 99% of Budget Inns belong to them

    • MSGran

      You’re almost right…Patel is the sect of indian they belong to. It’s the name that sect usually takes when they come to America!

  • Christopher Silva

    Patels are dirt bags anyway for the most part.

    • 1776Mariner

      This is a terrible case and this woman should pay a fine at the very least. And perhaps some of the motel owners are like this. But I must tell you that all Patel’s are not that way. Do not generalize. Never say all and never say never about anything or anyone. We know a Patel family and they are among the kindest and most charitable people we have ever known. Both husband and wife are physicians. And they are excellent in their compassionate care they give. They are the kind of physicians who know their specialty and treat every patient with dignity and respect….I know as I work in the hospital and see their expertise and professionalism and good care outcome. Their children are also kind too; my children went to school with them so we had personal contact in that respect. And yes the parent physicians immigrated to this country so they are straight out of India. So please don’t be so ignorant to judge all people because some are disgusting.

  • MSGran

    I hope they sue the crap outta those Patel people. They’re scum and wonder what their real name is because it’s not Patel….that’s the sect of Indians they blelong to not their name!

  • Ernie

    Had this been a refusal to rent because of a gender issue, the Democrats, ACLU, and the national media would be all over it. Just sayin’!

  • Linda Smith-Ellsworth

    I wonder if she is here legally- if not send her home – she is a criminal and needs to be held accountable for her crime. I do not care if she is purple with pink polka dots- SHE BROKE THE LAW- NOW SHE NEEDS TO PAY FOR IT- maybe community service at a Veterans hospital, home, etc.

  • greatgrandmasue

    Thank our liberal educators that teach nothing.

  • kljohnson77

    Why wasn’t she arrested on the spot if the police knew she was breaking the law? Are there only civil penalties (fines and lawsuits), but no criminal penalties?

  • H L

    WOW… that is unbelievable!!!!! Thank you for your service sir!!! <3

  • Sandy Pfaff

    The Indians that come here from India are the rudest and the nastiest Hotel owners ever…they have bad hygeine problems in their hotel rooms and many of these places have bedbugs…they must pay off the health inspectors because it’s true…and they are rude and dont accept things like coupons even if they are their own coupons…I don’t understand how they stay in business with these practices…so if you do go to a motel/hotel and you see someone names patel…and they are all over USA…I drove a truck…expect these thigs to crop up…and remember I TOLD YOU SO!!!!!!!LOL not a joke!

  • Curtis L McKinney

    They should through the clerk in jail for stupidity and ignorance of the law, that is exactly what is wrong with the idiots who never pay attention to what is going on around them in the world today.

  • Mary Decker

    This Foreign Woman lives in a free country because of the Service of this Brave service Man. She needs to spend some time in Jail and pay a HUGE FINE FOR WHAT SHE DID TO THIS MAN. She should also be deported to her country of Birth and then she might just appreciate this men and his fellow service members . Freedom is never free and these men and women have paid a huge price for her and our freedom and deserve much better treatment… Budget Inn will no longer be a place I rent a Room.. La Quinta.. Here I come..

  • dallface

    WHO IS THE REAL DOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BobM001

    PHUKIN’ “DOT HEADS!”

  • liberalssuck

    I am ashamed of where we are today. I am afraid of where we will get to before we the people change it.

  • Conservativesniper

    This woman is a Sikh. If she’s not legally deport her, immediately. Sikh’s are generally good people but this woman needs to be

    made an example of that will be remembered by the Sikh community.

  • Carol Thompson

    its no wonder shs a Pakistani or indian they think they own the world here thank for our govt givning them money to start a business with I worked for an indian in his 30s at a convience store he a millionaire now what a bunch of bs and thanks to our govt they wouldt do that for us

  • Gary Rinaldi

    ILL tell you why she was not arrested . Its because this label of service pet has gotten out of control . Im sick of seeing this abused I don’t care if it by a Vet or someone else . service pets are for the blind and handicap . not someone who get nervous . I seen a women on a Jets with a service cat for god sakes .

    • Vicky Anglin

      Pathetic and self-righteous to no end. Hope you never need a service animal because with an attitude like that no human will ever stand by your side and help when you’re in need.

      • Gary Rinaldi

        Yeah Vicky I am self righteous . This guy could of looked for Pet friendly motels online .It took me 3 sec to find 22 in Daytona . this tag of service pet is abused I can buy a vest and print a certificate in 10 sec . Ever see a bind man that uses a seeing eye dog get out of his car with out the dog and walk into a motel to ask for a room ? NO because he really needs the dog He does not leave him in the car . So it turns all of you people who say your not for Gov intrusion in our lives are liars .

        • Vicky Anglin

          Are you really that ignorant? You’re going to compare an American veteran’s need for a service dog to whether or not a wedding cake gets made for a gay couple? Ok. I’ll try to explain in words you might understand. I already explained this up above, but I’ll repeat it just for you. A 52 year old lady has early onset Alzheimers. She can function pretty well most of the time, but sometimes she gets stuck in place and just stands or sits and stares. She doesn’t know she’s doing it and it doesn’t matter where she is or what she’s doing when it happens. She has no control over it. This woman still holds a job. She still pays her bills and her taxes. She still tries to live as normal a life as possible, but it’s not safe for her to be on her own anymore. It won’t be long until she has to wear an ankle bracelet and can’t leave her home. But, for now, she carries on as best she can. She has a service dog. When she gets stuck her service dog licks her and nudges her until she starts moving again and has saved her life by getting her safely out of traffic. Her service dog is a teacup yorkie. She stays with her 24/7 because she never knows when it might happen. If you look at this lady walking down the sidewalk and through the store you wouldn’t there was anything wrong. If she was your teller when you went into the bank where she works, you’d never know and you’d probably not notice her little service dog, Millie, lying in her pint-sized basket next to her feet. Millie weighs in at less than three pounds and she’s a life saver. If you saw her in the vest that had to be special made just for her you would probably start spouting off about how she’s abusing the tag of service animal even though you don’t know a thing about her or the role she plays in enabling a woman with a debilitating illness to continue on with her life for as long as she possibly can. Again, good luck to you, Gary, if you ever need that extra bit of help to live every day life, you’re gonna need it.

          • Gary Rinaldi

            Vicky . This guys dog is not a service dog . It is a therapy dog and it not covered under FL law or under ADA . The guy has a smart phone he used it to make a video , it took me 3 secs to find a pet friendly motel . This service animal label is being abused and that is why States are very strict about the definition . This is a bull sheet story that is typical of this women and this site .

          • Vicky Anglin

            Gary. What qualifies you to determine whether that dog is a service dog or a therapy dog? Did you examine his certification? The police officers did and concluded that the dog was indeed a SERVICE dog. You are correct laws are abused every day including this one. That doesn’t mean this guy is abusing it. It doesn’t mean this story is bull sheet. You are inserting your own prejudices into this story and you may need to seek therapy for some deep-seated issues. By the way, maybe you’ve never stayed in a motel and aren’t aware of how it works, but just because it took you 3 secs or your fancy smart phone to find a pet-friendly motel doesn’t mean he could have found one with an available room on the day he was looking for one. Although, it doesn’t matter, because he’s a disabled American veteran who has a SERVICE dog with proper paperwork that was verified by the police so he didn’t have to find a pet-friendly motel.

          • ScottieDont

            The ADA decides. To wit:

            http://www.ada.gov/service_ani

            “Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties.”

          • Vicky Anglin

            Thank you, ScottieDont. I really don’t understand why people have to pick on other people because they are different or, in this case, their disability is different from what they’re used to seeing.

          • ScottieDont

            I’m having WAY too much fun proving each of your idiotic posts wrong with a five-second internet search.

            http://www.ada.gov/service_ani

            “Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties.”

  • Sheila Nolan

    Perhaps Bina Patel needs to be sent back to her motherland until she learns to follow the laws here. Hope she enjoys her stay in a country where she is a second class citizen with greatly diminished rights.

  • Dragon7404

    If this guy were Black you would not have heard the end of it.They would have apoligized and given the room to him for free.

  • Kugelblitze

    Hope you go to jail, Patel. Respect our country, respect our laws, or get out.

  • Gale Lett

    This is inexcusable. They should make it a felony for hotel owners to refuse people with service dogs! But what do we expect from Hindus and Muslims. They own most of the hotels, gas stations, etc. now. Let’s let them know how we feel about this and boycott this hotel!

  • milspouse12

    I have been to many businesses that have “no pets allowed” signs, but with the added ” *except service dogs”. This woman should be charged and spend some time in jail.

  • 9Spoon9

    Hang the motel owners out to dry to the fullest extent of the law and then export them back to in the heat and humidity of a city like Mumbai or wherever in India or whatever country from whence they came.

  • andy

    Any establishment, hotel or otherwise, that treats our vets (or anyone else) this way needs their business name and address to be constantly circulating on social media. Any patriotic American should absolutely refuse to do business with these places.

  • Amanda

    I think this woman was totally wrong how she treated him. However, I must point out that anyone can purchase a service dog vest and certificate by paying a nominal fee online. I have seen it many times and actually know people who have done it so they can take their dogs with them anywhere. If it was a physical disabilty, I dont believe it would have happened.Their needs to be a universal identification for service animals and one regulating agency for it.Where they have to apply and provide medical documentation to be approved. This would solve this problem.

    • Vicky Anglin

      “Physical” disabilities can’t all be seen either you know. Epilepsy is a physical disability. It can be physically tested for. It just really isn’t your job or her job and my job to try to determine whether or not a person is disabled. That’s between the disabled person and the doctor. It is not for us to decide. It they do it legally there is a process they have to go through. People abuse laws all the time. It doesn’t mean it’s a bad law it just means there are people who have no respect for others. You don’t take that fact out on the ones who are or just might be disabled just because you can’t see their disability.

      • Amanda

        My whole entire post was about THE service dogs and requiring some type of regulatory agency to designate a “service dog” and not about people with disabilities.You go off on rant about who am I or anyone to decide about about persons disability.You totally missed the entire point of what I said. I am well aware of the physical disabilities, you speak of. My cousin has a service dog due to a “physical” disabilty that can’t be seen.

        • Vicky Anglin

          You’re absolutely right, Amanda, and I apologize. I got carried away. It’s a very serious topic for me and after reading some of the posts I got steamed and took it out on you. Unacceptable. Again, I misread and I hope you’ll accept my apology.

          • Amanda

            No need to apologize at all. We all have got caught up in the moment.

          • Vicky Anglin

            Thanks. :)

  • Hudmar

    When we have people that come to this country and go into business and don’t know Laws of their businesses, we encounter such flagrant disrespect to people that give their lives to support those priviledges.

  • Gary Rinaldi

    After reading some of the comments here I know where the left Gets the Tea party is full of racist line . they just come to this site read the comments . if this is the Tea party No thanks .

  • Todd

    The ADA Appears To Only Apply To Those Faking disability In Order To Receive Welfare checks.

  • dadland1957

    list the name of this pigs hotel nationally and push for a botcott.

  • James Godin

    This is why we need to get every towel head, & moron that does not speak english out of this country & out of positions of employment. Russia has mandatory military assignments for 2 years. They don’t have nearly the same amount of fat, & lazy people, & have more respect for the military. I will never stay at a budget inn but in fact they already had a piss poor reputation.

  • Ric Saxton

    No pets! How does it feel to be refused service anywhere? Doesn’t matter if you were in the military or not. Only gay Muslims have extra rights now, because all of you could have refused to attack Iraq. Nobody rules if nobody obeys. You don’t have to sign up and then use it for a wedge issue at every turn.

  • t. carlson

    make sure that budget hotel is on a places to Boycott list

  • Edward Schilling

    Motels are run by people from India, and they are some sorry owners. Motels are dirty and not the best place to stay. LaQuinta is our favorite motel, clean and very comfortable. Boycott Budget Inn and they should arrest the clerk or owner at this motel, and set an example of her.

  • James Godin

    What is the address of this garbage dump?

  • Louis Williams

    No, the problem is to many foreigners own businesses in the U.S. and feel they don’t have to follow our laws but make sure you don’t deny these idiots their rights because then your a racist. They need to investigate Budget inn and their policies and to make sure their employees follow U.S. laws and not laws of their home countries.

  • CajunRay

    Good. I hope they prosecute Patel.

  • Ken Messinger

    Real easy to fix, I’m a vet no service dog but I don’t have to ever stay at another Budget Inn again. BTW I stayed in the Budget Inn in Payson, Az less than a month ago.

  • Terry O’shea

    PATEL IS AN INDIAN NAME AND FOR THE MOST PART ARE HONORABLE UPSTANDING PEOPLE WHO INTERGRATE WELL INTO WESTERN CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES, THE SAME CANNOT BE SAID OF PAKISTANNIS WHO ARE UNEDUCATED AND VIEW EVERYONE WITH SUSPICION AND FOR THE MOST PART ARE MUSLIM THE MOST HATEFULL IDIOUS SECT EVER TO INFECT THE WESTERN WORLD AND THE GLOBE. THE DISRESPECT FOR AMERICA AS BECOME RAMPANT SINCE OBAMA WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT????? A FOOL WHO WANTS TO BE KING AND SHOWS IT ON A DAILY BASIS, WITH HIS INFERIOR SUPERIORITY COMPLEX HE FINDS IT UNACCEPTABLE HE CAN’T JUST PROCLAIM HIMSELF TO BE KING BE ABOVE THE LAW OF THE LAND SO HE CAN RAPE AND PILLAGE THE WEALTH OF AMERICA AND GIVE IT TO HIS ISLAMIST COUSINS, WHICH FOR THE MOST PART HE AS DONE ANYWAY, HE AS TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THE COMMON MAN WHO MAY BE LOATH TO ATTACK OUR FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT, FORTUNATELY THAT IS’NT ME.I VIEW OBAMA AS THE CRIMINAL HE IS, IMPEACHED AND REMOVED FROM OFFICE IN DISGRACE

  • morgus

    Did Budget Inn respond to this?

  • Glenn Kulich

    f u budget inn you should all be burnt to the ground

  • Gary Hook

    sue them its against the law to deny someone service because of a service dog!

  • Guest

    If you noticed the name Patel. I do believe she is from the middle east, likely Pakistan.

    • IReadit3

      Or India you nitwit.

  • tincan53

    It’s very obvious this woman has never gone through any training regarding service animals. Most of us know they are to be allowed anywhere the owner is. It’s too bad she just opened herself up to a serious lawsuit. Just so everyone knows, all La Quinta hotels takes pets. When we travel to our daughter’s home, it’s a minimum two-day drive, that’s where we stay because we know we can have our pooch with us. Decent prices as well.

  • debbie feaster

    Sgt Price Thank You For Your Service!! God bless you..

  • g rigoli

    BOYCOTT BUDGET INNS

  • foznots

    FYI: Bina Patel is the owner of the Budget Inn Express in Daytona.

    1717 N Atlantic Ave
    Daytona Beach, FL 32118
    (386) 258-6238
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Budget+Inn+Express-Beachside/@29.254429,-81.02159,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xbe3ce4019c941492

    • Gary Rinaldi

      Thanks Now I know where I can stay and not have to worry about dog hair .

  • Michael

    I will sleep on the ground next to my Harley before I would stay at a Budget Inn!!!

    • Gary Rinaldi

      ILL sleep on the ground next to my Harley before I have to stay in a motel room that allows PETS .

      • Dred Dormammu

        They allow you, and you are less human than some dogs I knew.

  • Parker

    Like the story, but if the writer had done their research with the ADA, They would know that there is no official paperwork or vests the animal has to wear or carry. Those are all scams people buy into.

  • Konway Tweety

    You get a service dog for PTSD…..??

    • Gary Rinaldi

      No you don’t and that’s why this guys PET is not a service dog its a therapy dog and not covered under ADA . because its a scam .

      • ScottieDont

        Glad you’re so sure.

        http://www.ada.gov/service_ani

        “Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties.”

    • ScottieDont

      YEP.

      http://www.ada.gov/service_ani

      “Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties.”

  • Gary Rinaldi

    So after reading the comments here I guess all of you support a judge ordering a Cake shop to bake a Cake for two Homosexuals wedding even though they did not want too ?

  • Janette Miller

    Ban Budget Inn and go to LaQuinnta.

  • tsigili

    The Patel family, is a major player in U.S. hotels and motels………and they are East Indian. (That means truly from India, and NOT Native American.)

    The way they operate, is not consumer friendly, at all. Not even a little bit.

  • Teddy

    A lot of those budget type hotels are owned by arab or india descent families. I almost stayed at one that the family who runs it lives there and their kids were running around the lobby. The placed smelled like crap and was very dirty, I was hoping the room was better but it wasn’t. I went back to the desk and complained and got nothing but attitude. I left when they wouldn’t refund my money and I called my credit card company and put a dispute on the charge. I didn’t have to pay thank goodness. I won’t stay at any hotel owned by them again. I think it’s a group thing, families pool their money together and put down a deposit on these hotels from another arab and work it until it’s paid off. Then they sell it to another arab and move on to a gas station I think, lol.

  • Gary Rinaldi

    This guy could of looked for Pet friendly motels online .It took me 3 sec to find 22 in Daytona . this tag of service pet is abused I can buy a vest and print a certificate in 10 sec . Ever see a bind man that uses a seeing eye dog get out of his car with out the dog and walk into a motel to ask for a room ? NO because he really needs the dog He does not leave him in the car . So it turns all of you people who say your not for Gov intrusion in our lives are liars .

  • Kirk Powers

    Ive seen this and similar in my travels. Thats what you get when when you have a bunch of foreigners running American businesses

  • Matt atTheBangSwitch

    I honestly don’t think this has anything to do with him being a military vet, it has to do with a great number of people that don’t understand the rules about service dogs. I myself have been on several similar calls for service where the person with the service dog was not a military vet but was being denied service because of the dog.

  • Ronnie Madison

    I will never stay at a budget inn again anywhere I might not be doing much but they will not be able to say they got my money

  • revdavemapes

    I honestly wonder if she understood enough ENGLISH to get what the idea of a ‘service dog’ is so that she would also understand that it is not a ‘pet’ but a necessity for our veteran’s normal living situation.
    Now, while there is no real cause for her to deny him the room and I do not find what she did to be acceptable at all, had she a grasp on the LANGUAGE OF AMERICA maybe she could have been able to understand an explanation and our veteran would have gotten a place to lodge for the night.
    I don’t want to press 1 for ENGLISH. This is the USA and our business and normal LANGUAGE is ENGLISH.

  • Robert Herkert

    How about sending all of those 3rd world intruders like the Hindu troll clerk back to their 3rd world shitholes.

  • m-cubed

    Done with Budget Inn…

  • Spikelover

    it has to do with being a foreighner. They come here open businesses with american dollars and then discriminate against americans. because they hate americans .

  • DS

    Was the clerk even American? I’ve noticed in my travels that a lot of gas stations and Motels are run by Eastern Indians or Muslims, they are very cheap with no soap in the gas station windshield buckets and No paper-towels at the pump or in the restrooms.

  • Gary Rinaldi

    OK for the Last time this guy does not have a service dog he has a Therapy Dog and they are NOT covered under ADA . Why because its a fricken scam . get it this broad at TPNN should do some research before making the tea party look like Morons

    • ScottieDont

      Duuuurrrr…herp a derp a derppidy doo:

      http://www.ada.gov/service_ani

      “Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties.”

  • Scruffy Scirocco

    Bina Patel, sounds like an Indian name. Possibly Muslim, which would explain the aversion to dogs. Hope she does some jail time for this.

    • Shootist

      Bigots caused the holocaust.

    • Shootist

      Regardless, bigots caused the Armenian holocaust.

  • Rob

    Here’s to hoping her judge has a child in the military and gives her the max penalty

    • Gary Rinaldi

      Here’s hoping the Judge knows that Therapy dogs are NOT service dogs, and have no rights under the law. Because its a scam !!!

      • Rob

        Kind of how illegally coming into this country isn’t illegal? Or how ‘losing’ emails is an acceptable answer for the IRS but not the taxpayers? Or how free medical care and housing to illegals is ok when forcing veterans to wait or not receive health care at all until they die is constitutional. The article, not sure you can read since you didn’t understand it, states that the dog was an official service dog with vest and papers. It also stated that the police sited that it was illegal for her to discriminate. Of course discriminating against a soldier with a dog is ok but not a baker denying to make a cake for a gay wedding.

      • ScottieDont

        I really hope you’re Patel’s lawyer. This’ll be the fastest case in history.

        http://www.ada.gov/service_ani

        “Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties.”

  • Carol A Barrow

    Patel should ran out of our country, she’s a foreigner and that kind of individual shouldn’t be allowed to reside in our great country! CARO

    • Gary Rinaldi

      WOW because she does not want this guys dog in her motel room ? That’s what gets you deported ?

    • Dred Dormammu

      Yes, Carol! Liberals, Third Worlders, Illegal immigrants, and in general commies do not love America, and want to turn it into resembling Tijuana and a good day, and Gaza on a bad day.

  • Robin Oakes

    This is so wrong on so many levels.I have to ask is she even here legally? If so she need to be educated on how to treat people and what is wrong and right and if she don’t do it kick her out of America as she no longer deserves to live here. Thank yo to the cop that stepped up and did what was right. LaQuinta is an awesome hotel chain and they always allow pets and the staff is always nice and things are taken care of the way they should be. I hope they gave him a huge discount if they charged him at all.

  • vic

    If they’re booked OK, I can see no rooms. But at the Budget Inn, I mean look at who your dealing with here. There’s no loyalty to the USA with most immigrants. America and American’s are just cash cows.

  • Shootist

    11,000,000 million American men under arms in WWII
    800,000 American casualties in WWII

    15% of returning vets have ptsd?

    Had as many come home from WWII with “ptsd” the nation would have never gone to the moon,. What is this ptsd and why does it only affect today’s youts? A 90 year old retired general with medals from here to there, says, “its because they are ‘former name for “kitty cat” or poontang.

  • William Hixon

    Patel? Sounds like an Indian over here living on a free ride. To call someone an American criminal is asinine, when she isn’t even American.

  • Larry Currid

    I am not surprised by this story. Low information hotel clerks are not the norm around here (central Florida), but we do have our share. I hope the hotel fires that AS$ and finds a replacement that appreciates and honors our military.

    • Gary Rinaldi

      There will be no fine . Because Therapy dogs are NOT service dogs, and have no rights under the law.. She broke NO law .

      • Larry Currid

        According to the report, the dog is an official service dog with proper papers and service vest. the police were satisfied that the dog was a service dog and the clerk was breaking the law. If there is no fine or prosecution, it will be because someone does not want to press charges. PTSD does not usually leave a physical scar. The injuries can be just as debilitating as any physical injury. If the clerk is found to have broken the law, then the hotel should find a new clerk. Is this harsh? Not by my standards.

        • Gary Rinaldi

          There is no such thing as a official service dog and there is No paper work if fact if you have paper work that is proof that its a scam . again Therapy dogs are NOT service dogs, and have no rights under the law. Cops are notorious for not knowing the Law that’s why cases are thrown out all the time . This guy could of done what I did , take 3 sec do a search for pet friendly motels he would of found 22 of them including the one he ended up staying at . But maybe part of his Therapy is looking for trouble . 20 + years US ARMY 11 combat tours and if slap a service animal vest on a horse do you think they should let it into the motel room with me ? or on my flight ? where does it stop ?

          • ScottieDont

            Official Service Dogs found here:

            http://www.ada.gov/service_ani

            “Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties.”

          • Angeline Tchikovskya

            Actually yes, there are official service dogs, and papers. It’s not done by one goverment body, that’s all. I used to help train TheraPetics dogs. They all have to go through a 7 month long school, then are issued papers stating such and a vest. Some schools vary by a few weeks, but they all give you papers at the end.

          • Corey Gray

            Uhh..yeah, there IS paperwork, Gary.
            As far as Therapy animals and Service animals as different things legally…I’m not certain, as I can’t find consistent mentioning in laws…some places connect them as the same thing, others see a huge difference between “therapy” and “service” in OTHER areas, so might, where animals are concerned, as well.

      • Gramma

        The dog was a certified service dog; they maintain their line of integrity; they are trained specifically for a certain job and are given papers and a service vest to identify them.

        • Gary Rinaldi

          Wrong . this a therapy dog not a service dog that’s what it is under FL law and under fed ADA law .

          • ScottieDont

            You mean THIS Federal ADA law?

            http://www.ada.gov/service_ani

            “Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties.”

      • ScottieDont

        Except THIS law: http://www.ada.gov/service_ani

        “Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties.”

  • Dred Dormammu

    Fat Indian females are some of the most obnoxious people I see on a daily basis. Here’s a guy who got injured serving the country, and told by a foreigner that he is not welcome. YEAH!!! Come On Obama, Bring In More On These Creeps Across the Border!!!!

    • Gary Rinaldi

      Are you typical ? I mean do you represent the people that make up the TEA PARTY ? racist ? I guess the left has the tea pegged right nothing but a bunch of racist . Thanks buddy for fitting the stereotype .

      • Dred Dormammu

        I belong to no party. You sound like a foaming-at-the-mouth, Liberal, Communist, Boshevik, that has wet dreams about Hillary Clinton and Joseph Stalin.

        • Gary Rinaldi

          Yeah that’s it you get that all from me calling you out for being a racist .

          • Dred Dormammu

            You started with the accusation of “Tea Party”, so I countered by saying you are the opposite, a falimg liberal-commie. I am a proud American, born here, with European heritage, and I do not like Third-Worlders coming here and trying to take over MY COUNTRY, and undermining MY LAWS, and MY CONSTITUTION. And don’t try the “Native American” defense, since Leif Ericson came to America before Mongolians came across the Bering Straits. Does all this hurt your little underdeveloped brain? Come on, wimp!!! Try some more, I am just getting started.

          • Dred Dormammu

            Are you of the school that says anyone who questions Obama is a racist, or anyone who questions Hillary is misogynist? Sad, very sad…….

  • steve794

    i wonder what budget inns response will be to this . its amazing how one stupid person who was told about the law can cause so much damage. to a company

  • Samuel Sprayberry

    Bina Patel. So it is ok for the motel to stink like curry but not like a clean dog. If it were a cow would she have allowed him in?

    • dan3333333333

      I dont know if it were a cow, lol, but if he were an indian, yes she would have let the person in with the dog, law or no law!

  • Bryan Fitzgerald

    I will no longer stay at a Budget Inn I will stay at a LaQuinta I will contact the VFW and the American Legion.

    • Gary Rinaldi

      Therapy dogs are NOT service dogs, and have no rights under the law. as a member of the VFW myself I support doing a little research to find Pet friendly motels it took me 3 secs to find one including the place he ended up staying at .

      • Bird Dog Patriot

        Gary must work for the Patel people. He sure is a one card Monty! Not service, not service, no dogs, no pets, Not service, not service. I bet people think you’re a parrot. Yes, he should have looked before hand. I travel all the time, with a Labrador Retriever, and look or ask beforehand. But not everybody travels all the time and knows this. Even still, although we don’t have all the facts, it seems a bit much to call the law on the guy. Unless of course, he was being belligerent and refusing to leave. Either way I don’t care to stay at non pet friendly hotels anyway. Their usually democrat snobs running the place. They don’t like legal smoke either. Oh well, I don’t need to stay at their overpriced rat holes anyway. Many of the Patel hotels are just that.

        • Gary Rinaldi

          Yeah that’s it I work for them . these mooks at this site run a bogus story pitching the fact that a Military vet was refused a room with his “service ” animal . to drum up god knows what . Don’t let the facts get in the way of a chance to have a racist rant about Indians running roach motels that hate the Military . The guy does not Have a Service animal end of the story . the women was not arrested because she did not break FL or fed law . So in the end what is this story ? Its Bull shitt and you like everyone else fell for it . Read the post on this site most them are filled with Racist slurs an that is what I think this site is really about they do stories that are filled with half truths all the time looking for a reaction that makes Real Tea Party members look like the racist that flock to this site and post stupid comments . Yeah I am here fighting that .

          • Dred Dormammu

            What about the Black People that belong to the Tea Party, dummy?

          • dan3333333333

            That’s because we are dealing with a RACIST named Gary Rinaldi.
            Bud the story was written by Jennifer Burke, not you! Nobody cares about your psycho babble!

          • Bird Dog Patriot

            I understand. I also have cut off several feeds from supposed “Liberty and Tea Party” minded folks, although upon review it was just a “false flag” operation IMHO. Just thought you kept harping on the service animal part. I don’t know the law there, but I would not stay where I or my animal are not welcome anyway. Also, agree on the racist slurs, but that is people of all stripes. You are not going to change what the propagandists say and all people groups have their share of idiotic racists. Some just know they have “carte blanche” to use this as a weapon against their adversaries. Thought it was just a Dem tactic, but after MS Senatorial primary, I believe that is the new insider Washingtonian tactic against all who would thwart their ill designs.

          • dan3333333333

            The racist was the indian lady. I would bet had that Animal Handler of that Service Dog been a fellow Indian the dog would not have been a problem! The woman showed him no concern for the fact that he needed a room, walked around her office completely disrespecting him by deliberately putting on display her contempt towards him. Shes the racist! Anyone who would defend this C is a racist also! Had that been a white receptionist and a black knock-out punk that receptionist being white would have had her face point all different directions by the true racist. A racist also defends racist as Gary Rinaldi does here!

      • dan3333333333

        Twisting the story liberal: Wrong again liberal: Dog handler said (and I believe the handler over your dumb but) “this is a service animal, I repeatedly, repeatedly told her this”

      • ariemay

        don’t feed the troll

  • Herb Reberger

    I say boycott the Budget Inn. Having said that, the use of “service animals” has gotten out of hand. anyone can get their animal declared a “service animal” . Lets reserve the use of this designation for people that are PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED and not merely for emotional support.

    • Gramma

      No, not everyone can get their animal declared a service animal. There are tests and training the dog has to go through to be declared a service dog. Sorry you lose on this one.

  • Albert Macias

    He NEEDS TO SUE THAT HOTEL RUN BY CURRY EATERS!

  • JudgeRoyBean25

    Patel? Why am I not surprised…

  • Bill Mattingly

    They should the checked that woman for proper papers.

  • fatmababy105

    Return with an attorney.

  • RC

    I own a travel agency and we have about 3500 agents/sub-agencies under our umbrella… can you guess who just got black listed in Florida. “Dog is dog”… just like “dumba$$ is dumba$$”

    • Gary Rinaldi

      Maybe you read FL law before you black list someone business . This is not a service dog under FL and it is not a Service DOG under ADA . Therapy dogs are NOT service dogs, and have no rights under the law.

      • RC

        Yeah, not happening. Black list was done and accepted by countless agents and bookings will not take place with them by (so far) 2624 agencies. Go ahead and defend this tool of a lady because, and let me understand FL law… SHE RUNS A BUSINESS IN FLORIDA and didn’t know the law. So save your soap box preaching for someone who cares. And, to top things off, we’re reaching out to the Sgt and will take care of his hotel bookings free of charge and send a thank you note to this tool of a hotel each time. Why do this? BECAUSE WE HAVE COMMON SENSE and we’re Veteran ourselves. Don’t like my comments? Don’t care. Wanna cry? Go ahead because I’m not listening.

        • Gary Rinaldi

          Typical liberal reaction where did you learn your boycott tactic from Rev Al and Jessy ?

          • RC

            “POLICIA, POLICIA, GARY RINALDI CALLED ME A NAME ONLINE AND I’M OFFENDED”. Yeah, not gonna bother me dude. And damn sure not a Liberal dbag but I am 110% in favor of common damn sense and this lady didn’t show any common sense.

            So Gary, instead of trying to get under my skin, which clearly isn’t working, troll to another post and cry there. If you don’t like what I said then 1) oh well, 2) move on, 3) get over yourself, 4) delete or just don’t read any more, 5) you’re welcome. Why # 5? Because my 22 years in the military, along with all of the other brothers and sisters that serve/served, gave you that right to have your choice of what to do.

          • dan3333333333

            Thank you for your service.

          • Gary Rinaldi

            LOL My 20 + years in the US ARMY earned me my rights pals and earned these people the Right to say NO pets . slapping a vest that says service dog in training on your dog does not allow you to bring it on MY property without my permission . These service Pet scams are getting old real fast .

          • PC

            Salvation Army doesn’t count sweetheart. Oh wait, I can’t call you that because you may be offended. Do us all a favor dude, take some night classes and learn some grammar and then when you troll people will take you a tad more serious.

          • Gary Rinaldi

            Feel better ? Dude . Why bother after all I’m only talking to you low rent mooks .

        • Gary Rinaldi

          LOL WoW that’s mighty white of you to offer a free booking . Who in this day and age needs to pay anyone to make a reservation for them ? well maybe this guy does . Happy trails !

      • dan3333333333

        NOPE Wrong again liberal: Dog handler said (and I believe the handler over your dumb but) “this is a service animal, I repeatedly, repeatedly told her this”

        • Dred Dormammu

          dan33333333 – Gary Rinaldi does not like Service Men and Military, and I think that is at the bottom of his crazed rants.

          • dan3333333333

            Im thinking that too, as well Im thinking he had a trained protection dog at one time and the dog failed to protect him, which I would understand, smart dog..

          • Dred Dormammu

            He claims he is VFW, but I doubt that. Judging by his incessant repeating the same line over and over, he could have brain damage as well. Look, one can be antiwar, but these service guys need respect, no matter what your stance. Remember, Vietnam vets became some of the biggest protesters once they came back, and found out that Gulf Of Tonkin was a fabrication. But this is just a Good Dog helping his friend. This Rinaldi keeps doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results.

        • Gary Rinaldi

          Dog handler ? you mean the owner that wanted to bring His pet with him .

          • dan3333333333

            See this is where you need an education on common sense!
            No, I didnt mean what you changed it into meaning! I Meant what I said, like the Handler of the dog meant what he said, that his dog is a Service Dog, not therapy dog.
            Changing what people say would allow me to tell you your mother doesn’t really love you just because she said it!!!

          • dan3333333333

            See this is where you need an education on common sense!
            No, I didnt mean what you changed it into meaning! I Meant what I said, like the Handler of the dog meant what he said, that his dog is a Service Dog, not therapy dog.
            Changing what people say would allow me to tell you your mother doesn’t really love you just because she said it!!!

  • Krista L. Miller

    She’s probably just ignorant of the law and hasn’t the authority given by her boss to override the no pets policy. The boss might not even be aware that it is illegal to refuse service to somebody with a service animal. But it has been said that ignorance of the law is no excuse. She was made aware (by the police) that service animals are an exception, and she still didn’t care. Maybe it’s time for people with service animals to bombard this business and any others doing the same so that their ignorance is corrected. And sue them out of business if they refuse to learn.

  • Lois Elmore

    What was the name of the hotel…..all Americans should not stay there in protest.

  • Earl

    That’s what happens when you hire a foreign born worker that has a hard time speaking English. She should have made an effort to contact the hotel owner before turning the Vet away! Now Obama has opened the floodgates at the Mexican border so we will have to deal with many more none and poor English speakers!

  • James

    Hope she gets a huge fine and has to do 2 weeks in jail

  • Barbara Tyler

    To anyone needing accommodations in and around Daytona Beach do not book a room in this Budget Inn and instead support the one hotel that supports our military LaQuinta Inn. I think we should all write and/or call the police department and check to see if they arrested that witch and check on how legal her status is in this country and if she is not legal send her back where she came from. This has to stop and stop now. It seems to me that the owner should also face charges if it is his policy to refuse service to those with service dogs. It is illegal and they should be punished for it Now and if the Town does not have large fines they should put them into place ASAP. Where are the organizations that are supposed to see that this doesn’t happen – this is not just a military problem it is a problem to anyone with disabilities and that could be a member of your family next. We as citizens need to stand up to this kind of ignorance.

    • Gary Rinaldi

      Please look up FL law before you go on a tangent this women was within her rights and within FL and fed law . they do not allow PETS this guy Dog is a Pet . look up the law yourself .

      • AmendII

        No, this man’s dog was a SERVICE ANIMAL. She violated both Florida and Federal law by refusing him. Florida statute 413.08, look it up yourself, moron.

        • Dred Dormammu

          Gary Rinaldi is a liberal. Need I say more?

          • dan3333333333

            And I say a stupid one but thats par for the coarse.

      • dan3333333333

        Wrong again liberal: Dog handler said (and I believe the handler over your dumb but) “this is a service animal, I repeatedly, repeatedly told her this”

        • Gary Rinaldi

          what dog handler > you mean the owner .

          • dan3333333333

            See how stupid you are, your not married right, maybe to a man but not a woman, right, she have kicked your dysfunctional ssA to the curb a long time ago, without the family dog!
            Handler = owner, little dic!

  • Doug

    Sue, sue, sue

  • Gary Rinaldi

    This reporter should of done her homework . But this reporter never does . she makes the Tea Party look like Racist and so do a lot of the post on this story . If she had done even a quick search she would know that this is not a Service dog under FL law nor is it a service dog under fed ADA law .

    413.08 Rights of an individual with a disability; use of a service animal; discrimination in public employment or housing accommodations; penalties.–

    • Seabee

      not disputing you, but would you mind posting the relevant text of this law, for those of us who are not familiar with that law? The woman in question might not legally have been at fault, but as a Vet myself I would be most offended by her refusal to “make an exception” for this guy.

      • Gary Rinaldi

        (1) As used in this section and s. 413.081, the term:

        (a) “Housing accommodation” means any real property or portion thereof which is used or occupied, or intended, arranged, or designed to be used or occupied, as the home, residence, or sleeping place of one or more persons, but does not include any single-family residence, the occupants of which rent, lease, or furnish for compensation not more than one room therein.

        (b) “Individual with a disability” means a person who is deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or otherwise physically disabled. As used in this paragraph, the term:

        1. “Hard of hearing” means an individual who has suffered a permanent hearing impairment that is severe enough to necessitate the use of amplification devices to discriminate speech sounds in verbal communication.

        2. “Physically disabled” means any person who has a physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

        (c) “Public accommodation” means a common carrier, airplane, motor vehicle, railroad train, motor bus, streetcar, boat, or other public conveyance or mode of transportation; hotel; lodging place; place of public accommodation, amusement, or resort; and other places to which the general public is invited, subject only to the conditions and limitations established by law and applicable alike to all persons.

        (d) “Service animal” means an animal that is trained to perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The tasks may include, but are not limited to, guiding a person who is visually impaired or blind, alerting a person who is deaf or hard of hearing, pulling a wheelchair, assisting with mobility or balance, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, retrieving objects, or performing other special tasks. A service animal is not a pet.

        • ScottieDont

          http://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm

          “Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties.”

        • dan3333333333

          Again, Wrong again liberal: Dog handler said (and I believe the handler over your dumb but) “this is a service animal, I repeatedly, repeatedly told her this”

      • ScottieDont

        You SHOULD dispute him, since he’s spewing grade-A garbage.

        Relevant text: http://www.ada.gov/service_ani

        “Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties.”

        • Gary Rinaldi

          There is no proof of anything pal . Lets see the so called certificate . lets see who issued it . you know why we don’t see it ? Because they are not issued its a scam .I can get one now for $235.00 and I do not even own a dog . all you so called Conservatives slap Vet in a story an you al fall in line like good little libs .

          • ScottieDont

            I’m not your pal, buddy.

            And the cops were satisfied with the certificate, so that’s what counts, not your dog-hating conspiracy theory.

            …unless you have proof a Lhasa Apso was behind the 9/11 attack?? OH DEAR LORD WE’VE BEEN HARBORING DOGS FOR YEARS!!!!

          • dan3333333333

            Theres no court case Jack ssA! Theres on reason not to believe him fool! So therefore until she can prove otherwise the law states she is to let him and his dog stay! End of story..get a life loser!

        • Seabee

          Thanks! I thought he was covered under ADA but not being sure of the exact wording, I did not want to make an accusation without the facts.

    • dan3333333333

      Wrong again liberal: Dog handler said (and I believe the handler over your dumb but) “this is a service animal, I repeatedly, repeatedly told her this”

      • Gary Rinaldi

        What dog handler ? you mea the owner so ILL slap a service vast on my horse and demand it get to stay in the room with me . its you that’s the liberal pal .

        • dan3333333333

          If you slap a service vest not vast (indian dip) then you will be breaking the law and your horse will not be a service horse! Who has a service horse any way dipstick liberal!
          I didnt hear the dog handler say that he slapped a vest on his dog to make it appear like it was a service dog, I heard him say “he is a service dog”. You can rework the story, the truth in what you heard all you want but the information we have to go on is what the story is to us, its what he said, what your saying is just made up by you. Are you mental? Did you forget your meds this morning? If so take them, if not then go see a Dr!

  • MatLabGeek

    To bad he didn’t have a service cow.

  • Carl-Cathy Wisnesky

    La Quinta Inns always accept pets. Good place for anyone traveling with a cat or dog.

  • Ernie kaputnik

    Thanks, Bina Patel. You just gave millions of Americans a perfect excuse to never stay at a Budget Hotel again.

    Now do us all a big favor and go back to the third-world cesspool that spawned you.

  • Don Briscoe

    Name those hotels that turned him and his dog away so the rest of us can make sure not to use their services!

    • Vicky Anglin

      In all fairness, though, they said they were booked and didn’t turn him away because of his dog. Right?

    • Gary Rinaldi

      In fairness I don’t stay at pet friendly Motels and this is a pet .

  • Mari Upthegrove

    This woman is simply acting the way she would act in her country. She is probably ignorant of the law too. But, like the saying says: ignorance of the law is no excuse.

    • Gary Rinaldi

      She was not ignorant of the Law . This guys dog is a Therapy dog Not a service dog under the law and is not covered end of the story .

      • ScottieDont

        End of story: http://www.ada.gov/service_ani

        “Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties.”

      • dan3333333333

        More lies: He said “this is a service animal, I repeatedly, repeatedly told her this”.
        Learn English fo [o]l! Pull your head out liberal!

  • Mark Dyar

    What the heck is wrong with the supposed Christians on this thread? Stop it! Spewing your religious venom doesn’t help the cause of Christ. You just turn people off. And you certainly don’t sound like Jesus.

  • LB

    Good job La Quint!

  • William Freeman

    East Indian hotel keepers in the US are well known for their rude and contemptuous manner. This is just more of the same. They do as they please and if you don’t like it- tough. It’s about time someone took them down a peg.

  • Carlos Valdés

    Does she have a Green Card?, She does not know the difference from a pet to serve dg, looks like she is from India where they eat the dogs… Send the bitch back to her country.

  • arthur facteau

    I hope the punk does go to jail for a while over this, but that’s probably wishful thinking….

  • AK

    THESE INDIANS COME TO OUR GOD BLESSED UNITED STATES AND START THEIR BUSINESSES ECT … IF THEY WANNA BE ABLE TO COME AND ENJOY THE LIFE IN OUR GREAT NATION THEY ALSO NEED TO RESPECT OUR VETERANS AND FOLLOW OUR RULES HERE IN THE US … ANYONE KNOWS WHAT HOTEL WAS THIS ?

    • Gary Rinaldi

      WOW way to fit the right wing bigot stereotype . Thanks

      • dan3333333333

        No Actually Pal, I have read all of your replies on here and you are the issue, fitting the left wing criteria 100 percent. Part of that action is your lies, changing truth to fiction and then carrying on as if you have a piece to put out there. Your a liar to the 3rd degree and AK is exactly right but your to ignorant and but t hurt to learn so you remain stupid is as stupid does!
        This motel worker is Indian and she is the problem. A new problem is not really new at all, its the old problem of ignorant d[u] mb a’$$ liberals like yourself seeking to screw up this county and screw up a conversation, no matter how blatantly easy it is go grasp. POS! Move the F out of here if you dont like our America, cause you aint changing it and the little bit of damage your POS president has created will get fixed and this country will continue on as it was intended by the founding fathers not by the liberal ho[m] os!
        Stick that in your but t and smoke it turd!

        • Gary Rinaldi

          So because I refuse to fall this Bullshiit story that makes me te left winger ? lol what it proves is none of you people really believe in private property rights . I slap Vet in front of a story and I am suppose to forget everything else and blindly support this fake story . Not me pal you can march in lockstep with this site I wont . This guy cause this Vet or no vet . he owns the animal he should been responsible for look for a Pet friendly motel That is the Story in a nutshell .

          • dan3333333333

            Completely clueless, I have tried to give you what you need “HELP” and albeit you will say “I dont need help”, you clearly do!
            Cant fix brain dead! Just look at your fellow voters and president and his administration!
            Toodles…

    • Dred Dormammu

      This Rinaldi has a definite problem with Left Vs Right hysteria. Unbalanced individual on a good day.

  • smiley71n

    She is probably a illegal. She needs to be fired. Our Veterans are worth gold. They deserve the best Sue that Budget.

  • Carlos Valdés

    If you ever in need of room in Arizona you are welcome in my home…..

  • frogmouth

    This has little to do with his veteran status and more to do with her ignorance and stubborn refusal to admit she fecked up. If she had said she won’t allow him to stay because he’s a baby-killer, then yes. If she’s just an eejit blindly following the “no pets” rule and doesn’t realize service animals are not pets, there is no malice.

    • Gary Rinaldi

      She did not screw up the guy and the cops did , he does not own a Service Animal he has a therapy dog a Pet . Not covered under FL law or under Fed ADA . this guy should of taken 3 sec to a search for Pet friendly motel like I did he would of found 22 of them in Daytona including the place he ended up staying at !!!

      • frogmouth

        Oh. I read the dog had the requisite identification as a service animal.

        Which really doesn’t matter. If someone identifies their dog (or, believe it or not, miniature horse) as a service animal they cannot be refused service according to ADA law.

        • Dred Dormammu

          Gary Rinaldi is a bonified liberal numbskull, so be would need a special service animal to help him think.

        • ariemay

          And they do not need to show any proof under the law. It is “asked and answered.” They can refuse if the animal is disruptive/dangerous, which actual service animals aren’t as a rule.

          • Gary Rinaldi

            Under FL you can ask . and since there is no paperwork if you have it like this guy does it proves its a scam !!!

      • dan3333333333

        “this is a service animal, I repeatedly, repeatedly told her this”, what part of this English language do you not get??? First rule of having a conversation or being a part of or overhearing a conversation is “to listen”!

        • Gary Rinaldi

          Just because he calls it a Service animal does make it one under the law . His Dog is a Pet under the Law That is why she and the motel will not be charged with anything . its too bad people have fallen for this bogus story .

          • dan3333333333

            What a jack ssA, better put, just because your a racist liberal and dont want to believe the man when he clearly states his dog is a “service dog” you’ve decided its a therapy dog, well you sound as ignorant as the indian woman. Grow a brain f[o]ol!

          • Gary Rinaldi

            The law has decided it a therapy pet . yet one more mook fooled

          • dan3333333333

            I can think of something that applies to that is much more important then what you have chosen to argue about on this otherwise wonderful Thursday afternoon!
            A nation going down the drain because of a majority of mooks who voted for your president!
            Stick that in your pipe and choke on it!

      • ScottieDont

        http://www.ada.gov/service_ani

        “Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties.”

        • Gary Rinaldi

          Therapy Pets are not this is a Pet you fallen for this bogus story .

          • ScottieDont

            I wonder if sheer stupidity is a qualification for a service animal, because, dude, you’d need a whole litter of pups.

          • dan3333333333

            No you havent taken your meds today!

  • smiley71n

    Maybe they are communist? I would be afraid to stay in the rude place!

    • Dred Dormammu

      The only obvious communist on these boards is “Gary Rinaldi”. Check out his responses. He is a die hard liberal, communist, Stalinist, Hillary, obama supporter.

      • dan3333333333

        ha ha haaaa…..

  • GOLDIE

    SHAME ON THAT DESK CLERK, SHAME ON THE BUDGET INN, AND ALL THE OTHER BUSINESS ESTABLISHEMENTS THAT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST OUR MILITARY/ALL PERSONS, WITH SERVICE DOGS.
    AS AN ASIDE: THE DESK CLERK WAS VERY RUDE………………………….HOPE SHE GETS FIRED!!! BTW–DID THE POLICE CHECK HER OUT……………………….IS SHE HERE LEGALLY??? WORKS BOTH WAYS, PEOPLE!!!

    • Gary Rinaldi

      This has nothing to do with the military . He was not in uniform he tried to bring his Pet into a motel that does allow them . his dog is a pet under FL law and under ADA . She is informed and knows the law . too bad no one else seems too .

      • ScottieDont

        Research does a body good: http://www.ada.gov/service_ani

        “Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties.”

        • Gary Rinaldi
          • ScottieDont

            And AGAIN you’ve completely missed the point. Are there scams out there? SURE. But that doesn’t change the fact that the ADA classifies PTSD as a disability that is worthy of a service dog, and all the rights associated, despite your assertions to the contrary.

  • cnc002

    Once the law officer had explained to this clerk that it was illegal for her to refuse lodging to the veteran and his service dog, anything other than providing that lodging was illegal. I seems this woman thought she didn’t have to comply with the law. Hopefully she will be charged, convicted and receive punishment so next time she won’t be so disrespectful to a veteran and/or law officer.

    • Gary Rinaldi

      Wrong just like the reporter the guy and the cops ,she broke no law . this guys dog is a pet under the law .

      • dan3333333333

        Ur an idiot under the IQ law! A service dog cannot be denied access to anywhere, this includes the handler for reason of being with dog, she was not telling him he couldn’t stay on account of him but because of the dog that she didnt want to be educated about regarding the law, a part of the problem with the 3rd worlders we have, even a hospital cannot deny them, you numb nut liberal!

        • Gary Rinaldi

          Its not a service dog my friend its a therapy dog . please read the Law and then we can talk . and If was a lib pal Id be all for letting any mook with a pet slap a vest on it and take it anywhere , But as you see its me that’s the Conservative Not you .

          • dan3333333333

            Dude, stop lying, the man, the handler clearly states the dog is a “service dog”. How do you translate “service dog” to therapy dog you brain dead moron!

        • Dred Dormammu

          Disregard this dummy Rinaldi. He is what is called a “spitter”. Has no qualifications for any intellectual discussion, and calls everyone a “racists” that doesn’t like third-worlders coming here and thinking that this America is their land.

        • Gary Rinaldi

          Sorry for you .So you do like it when Obama changes a law without going to congress . typical lib .

          • dan3333333333

            Libs dont vote for presidents with brains, therefore that disqualifies me to be in your group of muslim supporters!

          • Gary Rinaldi

            So you think this women is a Muslim ? that’s why you are against her. does her being Hindu change your feeling or are you just too stupid to know that not everyone with a accent is a Muslim ?

      • ScottieDont

        Here’s the law, specifically mentioning service animals for those with PTSD:

        http://www.ada.gov/service_ani

        “Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties.”

        • Gary Rinaldi

          You left something out of the law why ? Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

          • dan3333333333

            Dude how old are you??? Grow the up!

  • Ricky Baker

    This soldier needs to seek the services of a good attorney and own this roach motel.

  • Teddy Wyatt

    I wonder if she had any documented paperwork

    • dan3333333333

      I doubt it.

  • Pam Poe Pellegrino

    Discriminating against a man with a service dog is again’s the law..he should have called the police .stupid immigrant..study the laws if you’re going to own a business in AMERICA!

    • Gary Rinaldi

      Nice . pal you should study the Law . This guys Dog is a pet not a service dog under the Law trying looking it up .

      • ScottieDont

        Tried looking it up. Maybe you should have before you posted:

        http://www.ada.gov/service_ani

        “Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties.”

        • Gary Rinaldi

          I looked it may be you should then you would not of fallen for this scam . well maybe you would . http://www.servicedogblog.com/2009/07/certified-service-dog-scams/

          • ScottieDont

            Rage, rage against the dying of your internet argument.

          • Gary Rinaldi

            ADA service dog scam of people that want to bring their pets with them everywhere . Leave your pets home or do a little research to find pet friendly places . Try being a responsible Pet owner !!!

          • Gary Rinaldi

            You left something out of your post the last paragraph!!!WHY ? Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability.” Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA”

          • ScottieDont

            Aww…you’re getting excited because you think you have me in a corner.

            “Examples of such WORK or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, CALMING A PERSON WITH POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD) DURING AN ANXIETY ATTACK, or performing other duties.” i.e., when a person is FREAKING OUT and becoming aggressive and/or harmful, the dog performs its WORK in CALMING that person.

            “Dogs whose SOLE function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA” i.e. when a person is SAD, petting the dog makes him/her HAPPY.

            The ADA doesn’t contradict itself, Sparky…but feel free to take it up with the courts.

          • ScottieDont

            I also LOVE that you clearly haven’t even clicked on the link at the TOP of the site you link: “ADA Service Dog Guidelines”, which utterly destroys your nonsense.

          • Ry the Stunner

            ScottieDont linked to the actual government website that specifies these guidelines. You linked to a blog. You lose by many points.

          • ScottieDont

            A blog that LINKS TO THE GOVERNMENT WEBSITE THAT PROVES HIM WRONG.

            The win is delicious, and sustains me.

      • Pam Poe Pellegrino

        Did you not hear him say he had papers.?

        • Gary Rinaldi

          Papers are a scam look it up .

  • dodger4754

    I certainly hope he sues all the motels that turned him down. He should be wealthy enough afterwards to buy his own motel.

  • dan3333333333

    When you flood the United States Of America with third worlders, this is what we get. You get people who haven’t a clue what they are talking about telling those who do know the rules and regulations the way it is.
    It cannot remain this way, these 3rd worlders must take a class ON the way that it is in this country and why that means they are not going to make up they’re rules and regulations/bring their worlds when they move here. This is just plan ignorance on the part of people like this women who likely is not even legally in America to begin with to be telling anyone who is an American the way it is!
    My feeling is this man likely didnt want to stay at that motel after this woman’s demeanor, frankly I would not want to, but there was a law being broke by her so Id have stuck around to make sure it was explained to her by someone with a badge that she was in the wrong.
    These 3rd worlders are not thankful for America, they are bring they’re BS attitudes with them and that can be a part of the class where they learn some manners and respect if they want to live here.

    • Alana Marie Woolard

      Especially, if you own a Business! This is disgusting!

  • Candace Circle

    Thank you for posting this I will boycott Budget Inn in the future and pass that on to everyone I come in contact with. She should also attend some sort of sensitivity training seminar or find work at sewage treatment plant or similar where verbal and social skills are not a real priority

  • Keith Hudson

    First of all this serviceman should have never tried to check into that motel. To subject that dog to what was probably a filthy, nasty smelling place, is almost animal cruelty. That poor dog could have lost it’s sense of smell in one short night. Thank goodness he was able to check into a reputable establishment. I have always found La Quinta to be quite comfortable.

  • Linda Patterson

    Somebody needs to take that low life out behind the barn and teach her or him a good lesson about dealing with the public. Hope that the chain, whoever fires her and that the vet sues, he might end up with lots of room for sleeping, It disgusts me that in this day and age people are so ignorant and unaware of what goes on in their business.

  • William Barnhart

    I say close those bit***es down! They think they can “take over” & when they deny the disabled, they think they’re beyond the law. Well guess what? Just tell them… “YOU’RE THE WEAKEST LINK….FRIGIN’ GOODBYE!!!!!” LOL

  • http://RandPaul2016.com Tom Byers

    Nice tygg5yj I say you can’t judge someone’s ethnicity by their last name and all you can do is call me a childish curse word. Let me guess. You voted for Obama? Twice?

  • ricknick59

    Liberal brains defy logic, how else can you explain Osama Been Lying?

  • Mike Funk

    The desk worker should have been arrested. She was the one violating the law after it was explained to her. Plus she’s probably illegal….

  • TR

    I am a big Tea Party Fan and I was all ready to be irritated at whoever would turn the vet away…..then I watched and read this story and I must say…Tea Party you picked the wrong dog in this fight…. I am sorry!
    A responsible search done on Google by anyone traveling with an animal is expected.
    I have a problem with both the video and the story itself. I do not find either giving enough information to present to the public to make an intelligent opinion on this incident.
    The problems I have with this.
    1) the video obviously starts midway or to the end of this confrontation and he decided then to video it.
    2) As it is stated on the board it says no pets. At that point he should of left.(unless she slapped it on there in a fit of rage before he started taping?)
    3) Is he traveling with a pet? He when traveling with an animal in this day and age should have been on the internet checking out pet friendly hotel options along his route. He certainly cannot leave the poor dog in the car!
    Sir Google is your friend! Use it when traveling with animals!
    4) Even escorted by a law officer he still visited several other hotels before finding a pet friendly hotel.
    Again…..Please use google!
    5) I actually think she kept it together nicely and instead of losing it she moved off……You can only tell some folks no nicely so many times and then start to wonder about their state of mind.
    6) As a person who has a deathly animal allergy I have to actually make sure the room is animal free. And I have to stay at a no pets hotel when I travel. And I bring my own clean pillow!
    My allergy unfortunately doesn’t treat the animal differently whether they are named service or a child pet.
    I believe I cannot say who was really wrong here because of the lack of information present, but by seeing the video I have to say he was! Why do I say that, because he was the one to start videoing the incident and this is his story and why did we not see more video of when he left and the other hotels declining him room? Perhaps is this clip is the only part showing him in a fairly good light?
    It was his camera….why not a shot of the friendly hotel clerk that took him in?
    Just saying!
    Thank you!

    • ScottieDont

      It’s not a “pet”. That’s the issue. The ADA classifies his disability (whether we agree with it or not) as worthy of a service dog, and therefore, he CANNOT be turned away by any place the public can go. It even specifies that allergies are not a weighty enough argument to deny him entry.

      http://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm

      That said, because of people with severe allergies (such as yourself), some places have rooms set aside for people with service animals, and most rely on special cleanings after those with animals are gone. Of course, based on what you can see left behind by humans under a blacklight, I wouldn’t trust the maid.

      • Gary Rinaldi

        Says You and the dog Owner . But the Law and the Property owner Yes the people that own the place say different . Even if you do not like it .

        • ScottieDont

          You keep talking, but you still haven’t clicked the link to read the law that proves you completely wrong.

          • Gary Rinaldi

            Here is FL law the only Law I care about not ADA .

            (1) As used in this section and s. 413.081, the term:

            (a) “Housing accommodation” means any real property or portion thereof which is used or occupied, or intended, arranged, or designed to be used or occupied, as the home, residence, or sleeping place of one or more persons, but does not include any single-family residence, the occupants of which rent, lease, or furnish for compensation not more than one room therein.

            (b) “Individual with a disability” means a person who is deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or otherwise physically disabled. As used in this paragraph, the term:

            1. “Hard of hearing” means an individual who has suffered a permanent hearing impairment that is severe enough to necessitate the use of amplification devices to discriminate speech sounds in verbal communication.

            2. “Physically disabled” means any person who has a physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

            (c) “Public accommodation” means a common carrier, airplane, motor vehicle, railroad train, motor bus, streetcar, boat, or other public conveyance or mode of transportation; hotel; lodging place; place of public accommodation, amusement, or resort; and other places to which the general public is invited, subject only to the conditions and limitations established by law and applicable alike to all persons.

            (d) “Service animal” means an animal that is trained to perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The tasks may include, but are not limited to, guiding a person who is visually impaired or blind, alerting a person who is deaf or hard of hearing, pulling a wheelchair, assisting with mobility or balance, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, retrieving objects, or performing other special tasks. A service animal is not a pet.

            (2) An individual with a disability is entitled to full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges in all public accommodations. This section does not require any person, firm, business, or corporation, or any agent thereof, to modify or provide any vehicle, premises, facility, or service to a higher degree of accommodation than is required for a person not so disabled.

            (3) An individual with a disability has the right to be accompanied by a service animal in all areas of a public accommodation that the public or customers are normally permitted to occupy.

            (a) Documentation that the service animal is trained is not a precondition for providing service to an individual accompanied by a service animal. A public accommodation may ask if an animal is a service animal or what tasks the animal has been trained to perform in order to determine the difference between a service animal and a pet.
            the Law does not cover a Therapy animal and that is all this dog is . it does not do anything other than make him better , every pet owner feels the same way !

          • ScottieDont

            You got one right!!! Good job. Did it hurt?

            Here’s the flaw in your master plan: the ADA defines “disability” and “service animal” as referenced in the FL state law. If the ADA says someone with PTSD can have a service animal, then FL law must allow it.

          • Gary Rinaldi

            The US Congress did not change ADA Obama did Illegally . just because you like this change does not make it any more Constitutional . and this is the 3rd time I have posted FL law sorry you have missed it .

          • dan3333333333

            ADA trumps Fl law “pal”!!

          • Gary Rinaldi

            ADA Law says nothing about PTSD and service animals , Until Obamas Justus department made illegal changes to it . Congress writes laws the President signs them . He does not have the Authority to make changes to them to suit himself . Does the Construction not mean anything to you ? I guess you support Obama not enforcing laws passed by Congress also . And you claim I am the Liberal . I am suppose to be the Obama supporter ? Really ? you are all hypocrites !

        • dan3333333333

          wrong again, even if you do not like it.

      • Gary Rinaldi

        Says You and the dog Owner . But the Law and the Property owner Yes the people that own the place say different . Even if you do not like it .

      • TR

        Thanks for the info. Yeah I never trust the maid that’s why I bring a pillow! lol

  • ScottieDont

    Because one dog-hating über-troll keeps making the asinine assertion that service dogs are NOT service dogs in the case of those with PTSD, here’s what a simple, five second Google search yields, straight from the ADA:

    http://www.ada.gov/service_ani

    “Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties.”

    • Gary Rinaldi

      So Obama makes unconstitutional changes without congress to ADA and all of sudden you so called Conservatives are all for it . you are all Big GOV fakes .

      • ScottieDont

        The unconstitutional changes you refer to happened in 2012, and had nothing to do with service animals.

        PTSD has been recognized as a disability in the ADA since 2010 at the latest.

        Keep trying, Spanky…I hear MSNBC needs more crack investigative journalists like you.

        • Gary Rinaldi

          Read your own posts Pal its you that fits the MSNBC crowd . Lockstepper . Yet one more phony conservative .

          • ScottieDont

            You’ve become a parody of yourself.

            Bored now.

          • dan3333333333

            Only idiots who cannot make a point keep repeating it enough times in hopes others will be infected with the same stupidity like the few you found above to join you! Hmm for some reason that reminds me of a one current worthless POS in the White House right now too!
            Lie long enough people [without a brain] will buy into it!

  • icy69hot

    Welcome to the United States of IDIOTS, WTF is wrong with these people. Our Vets are willing to give their lives to protect Americans and they act like this, uncalled for and not only should the clerk be held responsible but the Hotel industry in general for NOT INSTRUCTING THEIR STAFF, on the laws on this subject to prevent any and all future events from happening.

  • KarmaKiller

    Im sure the leftist news, the ACLU and Obama will be all over this….

    Oh yeah, dont forget PETA

  • renegadesix

    I’m a combat vet and this service dogs for PTSD is BS. I’m sick of hearing fellow vets whine about this crap. If you are blind or need a dog because you are physically unable to do something, great, I’m all for extending accommodations to you and backing it up with the force of law. But PTSD? Give me a friggin’ break. This guy is an embarrassment to vets everywhere and particularly those who have PTSD.

    • Gary Rinaldi

      I hear you . but get ready for the lock steppers in this room to jump on you they are being led like sheep .

      • renegadesix

        What they don’t get when they jump on the “oh my God, it’s a vet” bandwagon, is this stupid regulation (and that’s what it is, the Obama DOJ extending the ADA by bureaucratic fiat well beyond what the statute says) applies to ANYONE who some idiot shrink has diagnosed with PTSD. That includes the young girl who made the rounds of facebook a few months ago who has been diagnosed with PTSD because people were mean to her on the internet. So if she runs out and gets a “service animal” she can force private property owners to accommodate her dog on their property. That is utter BS.

        • ScottieDont

          Agreed that PTSD is poorly defined, by many standards. I could get a paper cut, and if I cry hard enough (and find a shrink unscrupulous enough), I could get a diagnosis.

          I DO think, however, that there are cases (perhaps rare, but some exist) of PTSD that are debilitating enough to warrant serious treatment and even service animals. I ALSO think that you are correct in your assertion that anyone that gets flamed on the internet getting that diagnosis waters down the seriousness of the rare few that have ACTUAL PTSD.

          At least it’s not a service dog for anyone with Restless Leg Syndrome.

          …yet.

          • renegadesix

            Sorry, I don’t see it. What I see is people taking advantage of a well meaning law to infringe on the property rights of others. And those property rights, among other things, are what we fought to protect in the first place.

          • ScottieDont

            Sadly, there’s always those special kinds of assbutts out there ready to take advantage.

            My daughter has a physical impairment that puts her in the Autism spectrum, but it’s NOT autism, nor does autism treatment help her. Unfortunately, it’s a fight to get treatment for anything that WORKS, because everyone wants to lump her into the broadest DSM IV definition known to man.

          • renegadesix

            You have my sympathies. I hope you find a treatment that works for her. And don’t get me started on the DSM.

        • dan3333333333

          No, she cant force them the law forces them, maybe you are one of the many that have no respect for the law, but try to break it where it affects me and you will wish you never met me you pathetic excuse for an American!

    • Corey Gray

      I agree and disagree, on this one….agree in that I can’t see how, in any way, a “service dog” could provide any functional support for a PTSD case…and that’s as a patient. BUT, so long as PTSD is a recognized disability–and it should be–accommodations should have to be made for the sufferer, by force of law.
      OK, if service animals aren’t appropriate to PTSD sufferers, it shouldn’t be service-animal accommodation, but the point is, it IS a debilitating condition, to some extent or another, in most genuine sufferers, and *should* be seen as a disability, and cause reasonable accommodations to be required.

    • 342

      I actually deployed with this guy… He was sent home early cause he was kicked out of 3 different plts for being a jackass. The command actually sent him home cause he was completely useless to the company. And we were a company with a pretty mild deployment at the end of the war there was no real excitement. Once at home was rumored that he beat the crap out of his wife and was on the run from the law for it.

      • renegadesix

        Thanks for this. I sort of suspected it, because it is usually the drama queen crybabies who come back and wear their “vet” status like a badge of entitlement. That said, until I know otherwise, I try not to criticize the experiences of other vets.

  • Mark Anderson

    Patel? That’s a paki surname. How about they get treated the same, I.e. told to get out of the U.S.? Oh that’s discrimination! I couldn’t care less.

    • Corey Gray

      Hindi, not Paki.

  • cmp9969

    Isn’t it also a federal law and not just a state law?

    • Vicky Anglin

      Yes, it is. It’s called the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

  • tidalpool

    Ms.Patel needs to be returned to her homeland……her lack of knowledge about American law, American veterans, American service animals show her lack of interest in America period. lets organize a boycott of the Hotel/Motel, this Patel person and the owners of this hotel. lets show them what Americans act like. Americans know the value of our veterans….Patel doesnt care, neither do the motel owners…….lets insure they are unable to collect any American dollars.

    • Corey Gray

      How many Americans are that familiar with American law, American service animals, and so on? Plenty of articles lately on native-born Americans making the same sort of mistakes, and being just as obnoxious about refusing to capitulate when told by cops they were 100% in the wrong, legally.

    • Corey Gray

      How many Americans are that familiar with American law, American service animals, and so on? Plenty of articles lately on native-born Americans making the same sort of mistakes, and being just as obnoxious about refusing to capitulate when told by cops they were 100% in the wrong, legally.

  • ROBERT Jablonski

    She is arrogant wish she could be deported!

  • Monk

    Get on the subject. To All Veterans everywhere. There IS help. Don’t feel alone because you are NOT alone. As this young vet. just said. STICK together…and get help for PTSD. Go to the VA. Check into getting a service dog. And if motels won’t let you stay with your dog. Call the police on them! GOD Bless you and THANK YOU for your Service.

    • Gary Rinaldi

      To all my Fellow Vets if you have a Therapy Dog Do yourself a favor take 3 sec and do a search for Pet friendly places . Why add to your stress !!!

      • dan3333333333

        You dont need to find a Pet friendly place when the law states you can stay at this motel with a Service Dog!
        Dont let 3rd worlders like this pile of stupidity working at this motel have their way you against our laws, you have protections against racist 3rd worlders like this, stick it to them and if they want to learn the hard way so be it, take them to court and shove the facts up their back end!

        • Gary Rinaldi

          If you truly have PTSD why would you want to add to your stress level ? The idea is to avoid stressful situations .

          • Corey Gray

            It shouldn’t be a “stressful situation”…why in God’s name should you anticipate a “stressful situation”, or the LEAST amount of added stress out of expecting a business to be compliant with the LAW?

    • Corey Gray

      If you can afford to get your care OUTSIDE the VA, do so….I’m a Storm vet…23 years now I’ve been fighting with the VA, having them ignore my complaints, or treat them in a less than effective manner, stalling me off, losing my paperwork, losing my records, putting me through completely unnecessary tests that tell them absolutely nothing in relation to the issues I’ve gone to them for (for instance, the barium enema routine when the issue was a persistent rash appearing any time I was exposed to certain normally harmless chemicals that I’d never had reactions to *before* deploying to Storm? I’ve checked with every civvy doctor I’ve ever seen since that happened, and been assured by EVERY ONE of them that that was nonsense, and could show absolutely nothing related to the issue–the only reasonable assumption was they were trying to subject me to things uncomfortable and embarrassing enough that I wouldn’t go to them for treatment, anymore…and they succeeded for a while, there).

    • Corey Gray

      If you can afford to get your care OUTSIDE the VA, do so….I’m a Storm vet…23 years now I’ve been fighting with the VA, having them ignore my complaints, or treat them in a less than effective manner, stalling me off, losing my paperwork, losing my records, putting me through completely unnecessary tests that tell them absolutely nothing in relation to the issues I’ve gone to them for (for instance, the barium enema routine when the issue was a persistent rash appearing any time I was exposed to certain normally harmless chemicals that I’d never had reactions to *before* deploying to Storm? I’ve checked with every civvy doctor I’ve ever seen since that happened, and been assured by EVERY ONE of them that that was nonsense, and could show absolutely nothing related to the issue–the only reasonable assumption was they were trying to subject me to things uncomfortable and embarrassing enough that I wouldn’t go to them for treatment, anymore…and they succeeded for a while, there).

  • James M. Cook IV

    Wait a sec, a Christian baker is FORCED to make wedding cakes for gay couples, but these people just walk away? Isn’t it still serving a customer? Welcome to North Liberal Land, where they allow someone to discriminate against a vet, but get all up in arms if someone exercises their religious freedoms. This country is dead, our ideals and morals died a long time ago, and some foreigner who we allow to live here to make a living disrespects a man who fought for them.

    • Corey Gray

      The baker was sued before he was forced to…this guy didn’t exactly have time to file a suit and wait for a trial before walking away…the article clearly stated that the state was looking into it as a criminal act, and I GUARANTEE that Sarge has lawyers out the tuchus calling him, offering to represent him in a civil suit.

      And I hope he takes one of them up on it, and gets awarded a lifetime income higher than that the hotel owner can claim.

      • James M. Cook IV

        You know what will happen, it’s going to spark a debate about any trained dogs regardless of their function in a private business that forbids animals.

        That will be the core if the issue, honestly justice is blind and they won’t give a damn he’s a vet, because the dog was the issue at hand not his service (legally speaking-trust me I want to puke when I think about it).

  • Eric Weaver

    I would like a list of every motel; he tried to stay at so I can make sure I never stay at those chains.

    • Corey Gray

      Agreed. And as a disabled vet still VERY active in a number of military association organizations, believe me, if I got that list, it’d spread like wildfire….poof, no more rooms rented on government credit cards by military or military related personnel, no retired or discharged veterans, and a good portion of the veteran-supporting community, handing them money.

  • helioblak

    string the bitch up…no, wait…ever seen braveheart??

  • Betty Boop

    Hey, Thank you for serving! May God Bless You!

  • Carolyn

    I am so sorry this happen to you. Thank you so much for your service. I hope you find some where else to spend your money. I would not stay there and advertise their name all over the web! Thank you again! Service dogs should be welcome EVERYWHERE!

  • Difster

    Discrimination of any type should never be against the law. Freedom of association. If someone wants to discriminate against me that’s fine. Let those that discriminate pay the price in the marketplace.

    It doesn’t matter what kind of discrimination either, only the government should be required not to discriminate.

    • Vicky Anglin

      You know, I really really want to agree with you Difster. I hate big government. I’m sick of living in a freakin’ nanny state. I don’t want the government telling me what to eat, drink, say, not say, etc. I don’t care if I’m discriminated against because of my skin color when I’m trying to get a job. I’ll get a job elsewhere. I don’t care if I’m discriminated against for most things because they don’t affect my life every day. It’s not going to happen to me that often, in other words. I get a job. I do a good job. I keep the job. This law is a little different. Without the ADA people with disabilities can’t do normal everyday things. I get up in the morning and go to McDs to eat unhealthy breakfast and drink coffee on my way to work. I stop by the Circle K to get gas. I have to stop at Publix and get my kid cupcakes for the bake sale she forgot to tell me about. I work at a bank because I was a bank teller for the twenty years before I became disabled and it’s all I know how to do. After work, I stop at SAMs Club to do some grocery shopping. After dropping off the groceries, I pick up my child from afterschool care and take her to her best friend’s birthday party at Chuckie Cheese. While at the party, she falls off the big slide and breaks her arm. I have to take her to the ER. I have to stop at WalMart on our way home from the ER to fill a prescription. If I was disabled and needed a service dog how many of those activities do you think I could have done without the ADA protecting me? None. It’s not just something that would happen once in a while to me. It would happen all day every day. So, I really want to agree with you. I hate lefties always pulling the race card and I get so tired of all the constant whining about discrimination, but I think this is one that we kind of have to give on. We live in a selfish society. People are too selfish to make allowances on their own like the guy that commented that he wouldn’t stay in a room after that vet had stayed there with his dog. It wouldn’t have hurt him and he probably would have never known.

  • Honu425

    “Bina Patel”, hmm, now where did that name originate?………nah, not going there…..

  • whiteshadow

    I hope some hot shot lawyer sues the motel, gets the rag imprisoned and the new owner, the vet, lives happily ever after….just my wish!!!

  • http://www.finstravel.com Fins Travel Agency

    Sgt. Price, contact us in the future and we’ll take care of your hotel bookings free of charge. We’ll find you places that allow Walker and where you won’t be treated like this.

    • Gary Rinaldi

      So will a simple internet search it took me less than 3 sec to find 22 pet friendly motels in the Daytona area . as a pat / Animal owner he should of done the same thing No story here . just hype .

      • http://www.finstravel.com Fins Travel Agency

        Thank you Gary for pointing out what millions already know about the internet. What those internet searches don’t assist with is the personal touch and respect due to a client. As stated, we have that open offer to Sgt. Price and will work with his dog Walker, and any other “pats” he may travel with.

      • Corey Gray

        No, he shouldn’t have HAD to do so, Gary…AWDA, service animal, by LAW he’s got the right to bring that dog anywhere, and shouldn’t be expected to have to ask, or look for special accommodations.

        Fins, as a disabled veteran, myself, may I thank you for your considerate offer, on Sgt Price’s behalf, and that of any other disabled veteran who you provide service to that finds life just that little bit easier and more pleasant as a result? You just earned yourself a lifetime customer, though I don’t do a heck of a lot of travelling. And a ton and a half of word-of-mouth advertising.

        • Gary Rinaldi

          Yes as a Pet owner its up to you to find a place that welcomes you . if you are suffering from PTSD you should look for ways to not add to your stress . making travel plans in advance is one of those ways .

          • Corey Gray

            I might agree if it was a “pet”.
            But it’s not. A dog, in such cases, is, in effect, the same as a wheelchair or cane that happens to be living.
            In this case, not only is it LAW for accommodations to be made, but due to it being law, it ALSO means you should expect any business to be in compliance with it, so the need to investigate whether or not someplace follows the law should be needless.

      • http://www.finstravel.com Fins Travel Agency

        Thanks for kind words Gary but we just wanted to let you know that in the 11 days since our posting, we have made 71 hotel bookings, 14 cruise bookings (including two huge church groups) and picked up two businesses and now handle their business travel exclusively. I guess those folks don’t buy into your “less than 3 sec(onds) to find 22 pet friendly motels” theory. Thanks for the free advertising and best wishes.

  • http://www.finstravel.com Fins Travel Agency

    Sgt. Price, contact us in the future and we’ll take care of your hotel bookings free of charge. We’ll find you places that allow Walker and where you won’t be treated like this.

  • billyboi57

    And theses Indians(from India) have practically hijacked our hotel industry.

  • Mav

    Ship the little Indian b***h back to India — in a box.

    • billyboi57

      Do you and others have to be so nasty in your comments? It makes you no better than they are. Act grown up please.

      • Mav

        I am. Otherwise I would have already driven across the country and shot the little b***h. Happy now?

  • Debbie Broker Harvey

    Jerks!! But really, Ick, I wouldn’t want to stay there – place looks crappy & so is the staff!!

  • Deb

    What is wrong with these idiots? Our Military deserves respect not CRAP!

  • Bratberley

    I hope the judicial system there in FL teaches this women she must respect our military both on two an four legs!!

  • DilloTank

    America haters come to this country as an act of war. Americans are naive concerning the tremendous anti-American sentiment globally, and domestically as well. Students are taught to hate American in our own colleges and schools.

  • Vicky Anglin

    i don’t care where they’re from, but if they own a business in the United States they need to train their employees about the Americans with Disabilities Act. It’s the law to do so. Having poor English skills…no excuse. Not from here and don’t understand your laws…doesn’t matter. If you run a business in our country you are responsible for knowing the laws that apply to you and your business. If she was trained by her boss and chose to ignore it then she needs to be fired, but her boss is still the one responsible for making employees understand the laws and follow the laws.

    • Corey Gray

      The cops TOLD her the law, and she still refused. This wasn’t a case of ignorance at work. It was a case of willful prejudice.

      • Vicky Anglin

        I know. She understood perfectly. She kept repeating herself. Some people think they are just above the law.

  • Kevin Blankenship

    “Budget Inn” will not be getting any of my business until they make this right with you and openly apologize to all disabled people and Veterans especially! God Bless the Florada officers who stepped up and did the Right thing!!!

  • Mike Santino

    First of all these dot heads come over here and get $40,000 tax free to open a business. They don’t know anything about our laws. They disrespect real Americans. Deport the bastards.

    • Corey Gray

      Aaaaannnnd here we have a perfect example of WHY those “dotheads” clique together, and never learn to assimilate and become “real Americans”

      Good Christ.

      I’ve never voted left of George H.W. in my life, am Christian, and am mot definitely a patriot…and this infuriates me…we have race-baiters on the left, “multiculturalism” on the left, and “they ain’t *real* Americans” idiots on the right that FORCE our society to splinter into multiple subcultures clinging to their old traditions and ways of thinking, instead of doing what it takes to create the “melting pot” effect that made us great.

      USED to be, someone came over, they might go into an ‘enclave neighborhood” for a while, where most folks were from their part of the world. The parents and/or grandparents that were the first generation might never make the adjustment, and stay in those “segregated” areas…but the KIDS learned, from the ground up, that they weren’t “Polish-American” or “Irish-American” or “Latin-American”…they were gods-be-damned AMERICANS, and expected to join in with the rest of us, and push this great monster of a nation further into greatness.

  • pbear7137

    keep up the good work Sgt. Not many would have keep their cool as you. But in the beginning of the clip you could see clearly that she was a towel head and probably hated Americans. You ought be glad that you didn’t stay there. We stayed at motel which was ran by them and from now we stay at Hilton hotel-motels.

    • Willo

      Their motels are generally very dirty and smell terrible. I will never stay in one again.

    • Corey Gray

      “Towel head”…great way to try to bring back this country’s greatness…let’s just HELP the “multiculturalist” race-baiting left splinter this nation into so many subsects that “plain old Americans” entirely disappear, why don’t we?

      Remember the phrase “the melting pot”? Know what it meant? It meant mom and dad, and maybe grandma and grandpa came over, looking for a better life…they’d move to a neighborhood full of folks from their general area of the world, and start to acclimatize. Those older generations may not completely succeed, and may never leave those neighborhoods…but the kids were raised to understand they weren’t “Indian-Americans” or “Irish-Americans” or “Polish-Americans” or “Chinese-Americans”…that it didn’t MATTER where they came from, they were now AMERICANS, part of one big coherent group made up of people from hundreds of others with a common desire.

      Good lord, no wonder Al “it’s cause he’s black” Sharpton and Oprah “old white people gotta die” have such an easy time portraying us as “the racist party”, and using that impression to further support their deliberate splintering and destruction of the nation….

  • knowsbolos

    ITS the Problem of an IGNORANT EMPLOYEE!..the woman is a foreigner who probably knows NOTHING abt our national laws!

  • manstrom

    Patel is an uneducated Indian who should be sent back to the poophole she came from.

  • Alan Wolfy Schilde

    The problem here is once again the integration into the American way of life. Most of the people from foreign countries do not want to integrate into the American way and do not learn the rules. They think that they are here now and we should learn their way of life. My family came to America in 1969 and integrated to the American way. We know the rules and the ways of the Americans. These people are just uneducated to the American rules. Most people in fact still do not know that you need to allow service dogs into establishments because they do not watch American TV. Education is the key and these problems would just go away.

  • apsalminflorida

    I have read most of the comments here, and the one thing I know for sure is that Satan has the upper hand here because it seems like no one can agree on anything, except put one another down, why is this? can’t people just express their views without running each other in the ground, and especially the ones using language that only the ones who care nothing for themselves let alone other people, Remember God sees all, and what do you think, He thinks about this?

    • Willo

      apsalminflorida…..strange but I made a similar post to yours….. I agree ……so many are so hateful and unkind toward other posters. That will not solve any problems but only drive Americans farther apart socially. It needs to stop.

      • apsalminflorida

        Hello Willo, I’m glad that you agreed with my post, and I wonder how many more agree with it also? but are afraid to come out and say it, afraid someone will cut them down for agreeing with another post, I thank you much for sharing this, and letting me know your feeling on this, and by the way you are so right, this has got to stop, it is sad when people can’t even post something without using filthy language, I know they must have a better vocabulary then their using, especially when everyone on face book can see it, again thank you for sharing your views on this.

        • Willo

          You’re welcome apsalminflorida…………I wish more would come out and say that they are tired of all the bashing on these forums. Like I said, it just divides us more instead of helping us unite and agree on things. Our country depends on stable and reliable people and it sounds, by the posts, that so many aren’t stable and totally not reliable. This is a great nation that is being torn apart by haters and bashers. It needs to stop. The filthy language is due to poor education. People have to fill in the blanks with obscene words because they don’t have a grip on the grammar. I try to ignore the grammar because I know so many didn’t listen in their classes when in school but it’s the horrible words that people call one another that are questionable……..Let’s get it right; we only have one pass at this life.

  • Willo

    After reading some of the older posts I am amazed at how we Americans are bashing one another. There are some really crude and hateful comments made to others. This social media is good for many things but it is causing a chasm between many of us Americans. It’s time to come together and respect one another instead of constantly correcting others or telling them how bad their grammar is and even calling them vulgar names. This is not what America is about folks. Social media is causing so many to hate each other. There are so many problems facing us and we need to come together and politely and calmly discuss these issues without showing so much hate and hostility. If we don’t pull together, our society is going to fall apart. So what if my beliefs are not the same as yours……let it go. We can’t all have the same belief system nor should be be expected to. But there is a common core here that we need to focus on and that is our freedom and safety as a nation. I can’t go on because this space isn’t enough to spell out everything but please, folks, try to be more humane toward one another and let’s get our problems solved without bashing and throwing daggers at our fellow Americans. We’re all in this together

    • Gary Rinaldi

      I am sorry to have to agree with you I think that is what this site is all about posting bogus stories trying to get people that claim to be associated with the TEA PARTY to make racist and bigoted and hatful statements that then can be used to make generalizations about real members of the Tea Party .

  • disqus_irCdmAu8It

    Many of these cheap hotels are owned by Indians and they hate Americans. They discriminte BIG time. I wouldnt stay in a filthy stinking Patel Palace for anything.

    • Gary Rinaldi

      Why would a Indian who hates Americans buy a hotel in Daytona FL the serves 99% American ? your comment just does not make any sense ?

      • disqus_irCdmAu8It

        Wake up man, htey come to the USA to reap the gold, Indians and Pakis own the majority of motels along I-75. You must be one of their Running Dogs.

    • Gary Rinaldi

      Why would a Indian who hates Americans buy a hotel in Daytona FL the serves 99% American ? your comment just does not make any sense ?

    • BlueMax372

      The Patels I’m talking about are Pakis, ergo muslimes.

  • Robert Fitzgerald

    Where is this man? I will help him find a great room here in Daytona tonight. Contact me at rmformond@gmail.com sir. I will find someone who will make your stay in town great.

    • Robert Fitzgerald

      That is if you are still in town, I did not get a date on this story.

      • Robert Fitzgerald

        I see I posted too soon. Srgt. Price, if you decide to return let me know. I will make sure you get treated in manner more fitting the respect you deserve.

      • Robert Fitzgerald

        I see I posted too soon. Srgt. Price, if you decide to return let me know. I will make sure you get treated in manner more fitting the respect you deserve.

  • Crapola

    Middle eastern people think dogs are unclean. They hate them.

    • BlueMax372

      Muzzies are unclean. They are in need of baptism by water-boarding.

  • Mark Jackaman

    The so-called clerk probably couldn’t read. Moslems hate dogs.

    • BlueMax372

      Memo to the AFUS in the event the muzzie-in-chief ever leaves office: Substitute Service Pigs for Service Dogs.

  • Jay C. Burton

    After traveling to lots of places in the world, and staying thousands of nights in hotels over the years, let me give you a simple piece of advice I have learned from my experience. If you stay in a hotel and the owner’s and/or manager’s last name is “Patel”, you are more likely than not to have problems. Just sayin’.

    • BlueMax372

      I strongly suspect from first-hand experience with this particular pack of muzzies that the Patel family is extremely large and very inbred. They own and operate hotels and motels and God-only-knows what else all over the United States. Follow the money! They’re all very likely heavy contributors to the party of the muslim sandmonkey in what once was our White House.

      • Jay C. Burton

        It would not surprise me in the least that the “Patels” were big Democratic donors.

  • Dennis Leon McGowan

    The clerk should be charged with the violation and the establishment should be placed on a bulletin board to be avoided.

  • RueMcDowell

    What happen to the video????

  • RueMcDowell

    You may not believe in God or Satan but believe me they know you, God gave us choices and that for many was a mistake , but He loves you always , But he hates the sin… Our rules was set by the bible and if your not evil you follow them ever day,

  • David

    I really appreciate this soldier and his willingness to share his story. We can’t do enough to show our gratitude to America’s brave men and women in military service.

  • Dennis Galbreath

    not a big believer in lawsuits, BUT…..

  • Jim Patterson

    Sorry, but it must be nice to come into MY COUNTRY, get PREFERRED TREATMENT for a SMALL BUSINESS LOAN for a Motel, 7/11, Dunkin Donuts or Gas Station! Being a COMBAT VETERAN of 2 WARS Panama and OIF, I can’t get the SAME PREFERRED Treatment from a bank or the SBA…..

  • Meena

    I am originally from India & I say send her and her family back to India if she cannot respect veterans.

    • Gary Rinaldi

      She did not disrespect a veteran . she told someone that ” pets” are not allowed . Being a vet is only being used to Gin up the story . This about weather she thought his guy was trying to bring a pet into his motel room nothing to Do with hating vets .

  • Seph

    I bet an illegal alien could get a room.

  • crich

    Perhaps Daytona is the wrong place now for the 500, and Bike Week – both of which are highly frequented by Veterans.

  • carolk124

    This woman is obviously from another country. They feel free to come here and impose their own laws. I would never rent from a Budget Inn unless they could prove they were American and owner operated. Period–not a period like BO’s but PERIOD.I

  • Ice_Captain

    The main stream media won’t report on it because the guilty party is a dirty immigrant and the victim an American hero

  • PLW

    Good, hope the fine and court costs are charged too…………………………….. Glad the Vet held his ground and asked for police to respond………………………..

  • ConservativeCali

    Unbelievable…wonder where Patel was raised when there’s no understanding of a disabled person needing a dog?

    • AK

      Patel of course INDIA … where they accuse a 8 months old baby of assaulting a police officer because he was playing with a rock and threw it

  • Barbara

    Glad this turned out well and that the desk clerk is facing possible consequences.

  • benlittleeagleyahoocom

    This woman is obviously a foreigner and just wonder if the police checked he validity as a citizen of this country that so disgustingly insulted a Serviceman who had a valid reason for the dog that had papers to prove he was also needed to be with this Sargent. this woman needs to be checked to see if she has papers for the right be in this country there are so many of these types of happenings and it is because of he very poor leadership from the President. Who Him self is not a legal in this Country. These people should be picked u and sent back to there own country. And if they do happen to be legal they should not be allowed to Get away with this type of slander they are not true Americans and for one of our own that has been fighting for the peoples right should never be treated this way. If this woman just worked as a Receptionest she should loose her job. There are to many of the Socialist, communist, people like Obama that Has grown in purportions every since Obama has been in office

    • CityMouse

      This has nothing to do with the nationality or ethnicity of the person behind the desk. She chose to disobey the law, and that has no bearing on weather she was born in Georgia USA or Georgia Europe. Any employee at a hotel desk is trained in the basics – take the ID, take the credit card, etc. Included in that is that service dogs are not pets, and that a service dog handler is NOT required to carry papers. All according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

  • carolTx

    LaQuinta Inns are really great when you have a dog. 5 stars to them.

  • AK

    Here this is for you RINALDI

    • Thomas Sleeva

      Classic!

  • Jeff

    What is the dog for ?

    • Vicky Anglin

      Jeff, that’s a really good question. This man has PTSD and service dogs help in different ways depending on that person’s needs. You can find out more at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-dogs-can-help-veterans-overcome-ptsd-137582968/?no-ist but this is just a little bit of info. My son has PTSD from his three tours in Iraq and has a lot of trouble sleeping because he is always on the look out for danger. He doesn’t have a dog, he has lots of meds. I wish he had a dog.

      “Teaching the dogs service commands develops a patient’s ability to communicate, to be assertive but not aggressive, a distinction some struggle with. The dogs can also assuage the hypervigilance common in vets with PTSD. Some participants report they finally got some sleep knowing that a naturally alert soul was standing watch.”

    • CityMouse

      As the article states, “Price developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Walker’s job is to assist him when in need.”

      No two people with PTSD are the same, so the tasks that the service dog performs are tailored to each individual’s needs. Generally, the most basic is that a service dog can sense change in heart rate, breathing, a person sweating and/or shaking, a change in the voice to include pitch, tone, speed, etc. These can all be pre-cursors to an anxiety or panic attack, and a service dog can alert the handler that an attach may be coming, there for the handler can take steps to help mitigate it through a variety of means such as leaving a situation, taking a medication, using therapeutic techniques such as breathing exercises, etc. The possibilities are limitless, and that’s just the basics.

      I have a service dg for my PTSD. In addition to he above, I have several “tells” (such as one does wen playing poker) that give away that I am not doing well that my service dog notices before I do: rubbing my knees when sitting, hands in fists in pockets when standing, stuttering.

      My service dog also alerts me when a person is about to walk up behind me. He makes the difference between me FEELING like someone is sneaking up behind me and is going to deliberately place me in physical danger ad the ACTUAL situation of a person simply standing in line behind me. When walking through a doorway, he goes first and looks and either guides me through if no on is there, or turns his head and looks me in the eye to alert me someone is there.

      These are all things that should I be out in public alone, I would be paranoid and hyper-vigilant with feelings of panic. With my service dog, he adjust from my “uncomfortable” feeling to allow me to face the world with his help and level the mental playing field. I can behave like a confident, independent person in public, and my service dog is my key to my independence.

  • jacisbac

    Sue the hotel chain, the owner, the clerk, and anyone else necessary until it’s posted on the wall that service dogs and their owners are welcome. This is easy…hit them in the pocketbook.

  • Connie Wolfinger

    I would love to know the names of the hotels who turned him down.

  • Vicky Anglin

    I am so glad to see that most people on here are proud of our veterans and are supporting this man. It makes me proud of the Tea Party.

  • Adam L.

    Last name: Patel. I think that explains everything .

  • Virginia Brahmer

    Everyone should stay away from the Budget Inn in Daytona Beach, FL.

  • Phil Bronner

    Guess we should only allow Americans, capable of understanding the LAW to work or own businesses!!!! I’d have asked her to show a green card!!!!

  • francis

    These people should go to War on there rights Amen

  • Robert Walter Fry Jr.

    America cannot get over our problems and do what we need to do, because of the things like seen on this page. Everyone has a right to their own opinions, but when we start to fight over those, instead of standing together, we lose!!!

  • Valdemar Kjær

    Next time I go to Florida, I’ll choose LaQuinta inn.

  • Spmscks

    Should have listed everyone that turned him away. La Quinta GOOD FOR YOU….. I can spend a couple nights there.

  • Deborah Davis

    First I want to say I love La Quinta Hotels. They are great. Secondly many of the motels today are owned by non americans. I have run across many of these in my travels and they can be very unfriendly. It is like they come over here, get loans for businesses then treat customers like they are a bother. I try to patronize American owened and operated businesses all the time.

  • Dons621

    My guess is that the Hand written note “No Dogs allowed” gave birthmoments after the first words were had by the room clerk.

  • Frisco1522

    Patel. Hmmmm. POS

  • Michael Nappi

    If it’s illegal to refuse a person with a service dog, and she did. I’d like to know if the hotel’s that did turn him away were all served with violations of the law, or arrested or whatever they are SUPPOSED to do with lawbreakers?

  • Braveheart

    Illegal alien desk clerk?

  • Joseph A. Clark

    You know, it would be something to know which other hotels they tried, and then we all write a nice little note to those hotel chains and tell them that because they discriminated against a “wounded warrior” who had all of the right paperwork and the service dog was properly identified as such, that we veterans will forego staying at any of their hotels. This is wrong. I was turned away from a hotel simply because I hadn’t shaved since the night before, and my wife and I were exhausted from driving all day from Denton, Texas to Effingham, Illinois. The Best Western there decided that I didn’t look like a “savory” character and told me that they had no room – with a parking lot that had maybe 1/3 of its capacity used…….

  • Matt1972

    The bitch at the Budget Inn needs to go back where she came from (India) because she doesn’t deserve to live in the land of the free, because of what she did to the brave.

  • docann

    Muslims are taught that because Mohammed hated dogs, they are to also have no contact with dogs. For Muslims who need service animals, they have miniature ponies that stand about 2 1/2 ft tall. They don’t care about the rights of handicapped individuals who use service dogs and ignore the ADA law. They are very bold and know that this administration will protect them from prosecution.

  • Donnie Ledford

    F*CK that ILLEGAL INDIAN BITCH, Go HOME AND EAT SOME COWS BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • cherylpine

    Notice it’s a foreigner who is disrespecting our military. Only the tip of the iceberg folks. Obama is busing them in by the thousands, doing all he can to collapse our economy and support the muslim terrorists.

  • Bruce Jackson

    How about a list of the hotels with IDIOTS at the front desk?

  • DeployedIraq4x

    rules are rules, just because you’re a war vet doesn’t mean you get special treatment. Fking stupid.

    • thomaspainelives

      Talk about stupid cupcake. The law says people can’t be denied service for having a service animal. I can see your reading comprehension and compassion for our veterans is on par for a Leftist puke. Now shut up and go back under your bridge you malignant little troll. Funny, you start the account JUST to post on this thread also.

  • Jay Grumpybeary

    shes an arab, of course shes gonna not serve a vet.

  • linreis

    LaQuinta is our first choice. They welcome pets!

  • http://Obamaeatsshit.com <<<<<Obama kiss this!

    Fuck Budget Inn…..bocott the whole fuckin chain!

  • DanandHolly Dehner

    Because one idiot that does not know the law and refuses to be educated Budget Inn gets a big black eye while LaQuinta will probably have friends for life (not just this vet alone either!).

  • DanandHolly Dehner

    Because of one idiot that does not understand the law and refuses to be educated Budget Inn gets a big black eye while LaQuinta will have friends for life (not just this vet either!).

  • Dianna Preston

    Whatcdo you expect she comes from a country that eats dogs

  • mad man marc

    Goes back to what is the truth…”the only good Muslim is a de*d Muslim….

  • Amber

    That hotel needs to be boycotted. Show this dirty muslim some American justice.

  • Edward Conley

    So I’ll lay you odds this hotel owner got a wad of money from the U.S. government to go into business and has their illegal alien relatives working for them.I’m sick of these rude foreigners that think they are better than everyone else.I’ve had more than my share of dealings with them for sure.

  • odinsthunder

    When people refuse to obey the law, then they need to pay the price. It doesn’t matter if it’s a flea bag motel or the White House. If that includes a fine and jail time, so be it. In this case when the officer explained the law, that should have been the end of it, but the clerk refused to comply. One has to guess that this clerk either has something against dogs or the military. In any event, I hope this person gets penalized severely…..

    • Chris Dillingham

      But this law is unjust! Look, it’s the property of the motel owner, and the owner has the right to do business with anyone he chooses. Patel chose not to do business with Price. End of story. Forcing the owner to work against his/her wishes under penalty of force is akin to slavery. I think a better case could be made for a trespassing charge against Price for not leaving when requested. Private property is private property, after all. Now if she was managing a public area, then I’d agree that she’d have to serve him, since government has to avoid such discrimination. Private individuals, however, have the right to associate with whomever they choose and the right to not associate with whomever they choose on their own property.

      • powertool79

        Businesses cannot discriminate, period.

  • Jeff

    Why should she respect a serviceman? It is very apparent she’s not a natve born US citizen.

  • DudeZXT

    The really sad thing about it is the “Patel’s” are immigrants who come to our country from India for 5 years to run businesses completely tax-free and send the money home to their Indian relatives – Patel is not their real name, but is a special name assigned for this privilege. Many hotels and gas stations are “owned” by these people who are taking advantage of this program on our dime.

  • Scott

    I will boycott Budget Inn on my next stay in Daytona! Patel is most likely the owner. Hit them where it hurts! The IndaIans who own hotels and convenient stores hate our military and blame them directly for the US being in the Middle East. In my town there is a Dunkin Donuts owned by Indians who refused service to Marines in uniform. I will never step foot in there ever again! These idiots get US tax dollar paid tax breaks and loans. Stop giving them your business and run them out! Their hotels are disgustingly filthy too! They have a different standard of cleanliness than ours! I have been to many and walked out because of they were gross. I hope she gets a huge fine and sued for discrimination!

  • Sad But True

    This is like refusing service to a gay couple. But it looks like we have an employee here who is concerned about rules laid down by her boss and afraid to act in a way that seems to be against them. Too many using this as a springboard into an anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim (?!?), anti-coloured rant.

    • powertool79

      The owner is violating the LAW.

      • Sad But True

        Very true. And should be ticketed or sanctioned accordingly.

  • Evy Rosebrook

    Muslims hate dogs. The woman in the video was more than likely a muslim too. Now someone climb down my throat for assuming but I will be willing to bet I am right.

  • Evy Rosebrook

    Muslims hate dogs. The woman in the video was more than likely a muslim too. Now someone climb down my throat for assuming but I will be willing to bet I am right.

  • cathy

    Obama is a Sunni and they are trying to take over the world…

  • cathy

    boycott that woman’s motel.

  • MP Dude

    SGT Price was a sorry excuse for a soldier that never went outside the wire and was sent home early from Iraq. TPNN if you delete this post again you will have about 150 members of my company posting here as well. You should vet your stories a little better before you print total lies about this persons service to their country.

    • powertool79

      She still violated the LAW.

      • Gary Rinaldi

        No He did .for trying to scam her .

    • Steve

      Nice anonymous post. Good thing you have so much time defending the world you can make up stories to post under a pseudonym. Maybe you are right. Maybe everything you said is true. That being said- what does it have to do with the story and why hide your identity? Methinks this is fabricated.

      • MP Dude

        Steve, I’m currently still serving in the same unit that Mr. Price was in when we were in Iraq together. Since I’m still active I am not going to throw my identity out there. My post was more for TPNN not checking up on this guy before they posted this nonsense. I agree that veterans that do have PTSD that deserve this type of benefit should not be discriminated against.

        Now if you want actual names of people I invite you to visit the facebook page of this story. There are plenty of troops that are no longer in the Army that served with Mr. Price in Iraq as I did that have said much worse than I did. I really kept it tame. I didn’t even get into all the stuff this guy pulled. But If you call them liars as you did me I would remember to pack a lunch. You might want to do a little research of your own on this guy before you start calling people who have been there liars.

  • hadenough57

    Mp dude thinks he is a bad azz. He is a stinking POS, and anti military. Take those 150 company people you bragged about, bend over and shove them up your azz, you poor excuse for a human being!!!

    • MP Dude

      Those 150 people are the ones including myself that were in Iraq with SGT Price. I currently still serve in the Military unlike him. Myself and those others bare the scars of our deployment unlike this poser who rode around the FOB all day on his bike and was sent home earlier due to his lack of military bearing and not being able to perform his duties. This guy lied in this interview. So beat me up. Fine. Defend this guy. You have been duped.

      • Gary Rinaldi

        I said from the very start this was a scam and I got jumped on by all the Locksteppers that just hear VET and go off the deep end . This site is famous for bad stories . This guy travels around with dogs and says he trains them . Who trained him on how to train dogs ? Scam from the start !!!

        • MP Dude

          I can’t speak about what I don’t know. This guy was in our company of 140 MP’s in Iraq during 2008-09. He never went out on missions. He was kicked out of every MP team he was in due to his laziness and fear of going outside the confines of the COB. It’s funny how the lockstep people on this site accuse me of being a troop hater when I am still in the Army!!!

          I believe the author of this story has already been contacted about this and now Mr. Price is up against the ropes. He’s already contacted some of us directly back peddling. He has angered a bunch of people with this crock he is trying to sell. What we don’t understand is how he thought his unit he served under wouldn’t find out about this.

          • Gary Rinaldi

            Brother I got the same thing . I spent 20 + years in the US ARMY . and when I spoke up about this I was called every name in the book .These guys never think anyone is going to call them out . It smelled bad from the start to me . he trains Dogs ? who trained him to train dogs ? He was Motel shopping till he found one that gave him the room for what turns out to be almost free . These guys will get theirs it comes back two fold . Stay Safe .

  • El Gato

    LaQuinta lets non service dogs, up to about 50lbs at least, stay .

    But clearly this woman was just ignorant, and probably afraid of her boss, at least up to the point where the Police told her that service dogs could not be refused, At that point she was no longer ignorant, possibly still afraid of her boss.

    The tape and story do not say if she was cited. She was breaking the law, and should have been cited.

  • realsmartmom

    There is a pocket sized copy of the statute that all disabled people with service animals should carry with them. If any store clerk, hotel manager, etc denies you and your animal entry, they have just violated the Individuals with Disabilities Act. If they insist on calling police, let them.

  • Carmen Martinez

    It is sad, but I don’t think he should take this incident to heart. The woman is obviously an employee that follows rules, she is not an American, or if she is, she speaks English with a very heavy accent. Most American citizens have a great respect for our military. I take this opportunity to thank you all for your dedication end commitment.

  • Erin Maynard

    Jennifer Burke, thank you for bringing this unfortunate situation to light. However, by calling it a “proper identifying vest and paperwork” you are inadvertently creating more problems. The ADA requires neither vest nor paperwork for a dog to be legitimate but people think they are required, in part because articles like yours insinuate that.

    • Gary Rinaldi

      Erin you should go a little further . If you have the “proper” paper work it is a scam , because there is no such thing as proper paper work , and if you have it Its from one of the Certificate Mills from a service animal pet scam .

  • David Anderson

    Were there any other motels in the area with vacancy?

  • Guest

    NO ONE ELSE WILL, I WILL. This is an immigrant owned and run business. What they feel to understand is the very rights and freedoms that they came to the US for are protected by the Veteran and the service animal. If they will not provide the service and respect due to them, then they need to go back to INDIA or Pakistan. I am sure that things are much better there and they can treat US veterans anyway they want there.

  • Guest

    This is an immigrant owned ad operated establishment. They came here for the very rights and freedoms provided and protected by this veteran and his service animal. Go back to India or Pakistan where this behavior may be tolerated. Don’t do it in the United States of American.

  • Deborah Oldham Gaither

    I am so sorry he was disrespected by her. But be encouraged by this, #1 La Quinta much better place to stay, #2 Room was probably nasty #3 Leave FL. asap

  • Mapalmer

    You handled the situation great. Thank you for your service and I hope you educate the motel on what they are doing wrong and sue if that is what it takes. It is not just veterans this happens to, my sister and I were in the store with her blind mother-in-law and she had her seeing-eye dog and was kicked out. The store treated her so badly, told us to put the dog in the car and walk her around ourselves or get out.

  • Chris Dillingham

    So let me get this straight – You advocate forcing someone to share their private property with someone they find objectionable? I thought you guys stood for liberty. Are freedom of association and property rights subject to exceptions?

    • powertool79

      Individuals with Disabilities Act.

    • lakeside227

      I believe she is the clerk, not the manager or owner. It’s not HER property, she is an employee. The sign said no ‘pets’ – a service animal is not considered a ‘pet.’

    • Steve

      A service dog is not “someone”. Not a pet. Not legal to exclude. Can you ban wheelchairs? Nice concern trolling, but we aren’t buying. Stand for liberty at the gay bakery down the street.

  • Stephen Culp

    Plot Twist: This is a LaQuinta Inn advertisement.

  • Bryan Katz

    Boycott that flea bag hotel and let it go out of business. What a brain dead idiot they have as a clerk.

  • Kyle Sexton

    I hope she goes to jail and then gets deported back to India. If you can’t follow our laws, then LEAVE! You will not disrespect the men and women that fought over seas, that allow you to be in this country without fear of mob attack or being raped by 20 Muslim men, or just executed because that is one ugly B I T C H.

  • Knightsniper

    Ms. Bina Patel said “Where I come from, a dog is a delicacy!” Now if you cover it in Ketchup I’ll check you in as having a snack…with you. haha OK PC douches..Let me have it….lmao

  • Mary Phipps-Seward

    Probably Muslim…..they hate dogs, think they’re filthy. If she wants to run a Muslim hotel let her go to a Muslim country!

  • Joseph Price

    Since the dot-head cannot follow the law, she needs to be removed from the nation and sent back to Curryville where she came from.

  • Constitutionalist

    La Quinta Inn just became my first hotel of choice when traveling on Vacation

    • Sad But True

      Why do your vacations come with a capital letter? Still recovering from high school German?

      • Constitutionalist

        No it’s called a typo!

  • J. Nev

    Why not publicly NAME THE HOTEL so people don’t go there??

  • cynicrealist

    we live in a country of idiots. the emperor jones, supplies every asshole terrorist on the planet, and in the same breath take them from us REAL Americans. gotta wonder about libs democrats and all around ignorant morons.

  • Mike Hart

    Obvious muslim trying to do battle with US Armed Forces member. Hate to say it, but take her to court!

  • chaosetal

    I do have a problem with the article’s issues. Service dogs need to be accepted gratis, with no extra charge. But the comments after are a bunch of mindless political garbage. Jennifer Burke, I respect you for bringing this out. But your following has lost its’ sense of common decency.

  • rch926

    Typical superiority complex with some of these far eastern types..they think they are still in India and their class system. They need to be reminded and educated that this is America and that doesn’t fly here. To do that their hotel needs to be empty for a few weeks due to the economic impact of what the clerk did. An American criminal? Really? WTF

  • Jacqueline Lynn

    Yet bakers are being dragged to court for not baking GAY wedding cakes! Photographers for not accepting clients for gay weddings! ILLEGALS get jobs like the one this non-American woman are holding! While a Veteran is treated like a “criminal”!
    She should b fired, and if not a legal citizen, deported!

  • David Mitchell

    If you ever watch Obama walk past a service member at the WHITE HOUSE he barely acknowledges them even though he is their commander in chief and therefore is supposed to give them a proper salute!

  • L. Wade

    and do not be surprised if Obama declares martial law before his time is up and then declares himself supreme ruler

  • sherry1053

    No video to see

  • Kent M

    This is why we should quit letting these towel heads come over to this country, give them special loans and grants to buy hotels or what ever business they want to buy on US GOVERNMENT GRANTS AND SPECIAL INTEREST LOANS, that by the way good luck getting if your a natural born U.S. citizen……. Pack em up and ship em back to the sand land they came from…

  • Vance

    Is everyone that owns a motel named “Patel?” Everyone of them that I have run into have been very rude, and impatient(and they stink).

  • Regina Wilson

    I hope the little bitch who treated him this way gets a nice lengthy stay in the klink and is fired from her job.

  • Irene Elizabeth Grooms

    Thank you at the LaQUINTA iNN FOR LETTING HIM AND HIS DOG HAVE A ROOM FOR THE NIGHT.

  • boxofivehands

    Time to sue Budget Hotels!

  • Surly Curmudgen

    Do anti military leftists have a penchant for positions as hotel clerks?

  • dilligaf421

    she should have been summonsed right there and then

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1586720139 Tanya Grimsley

    video no longer working

  • Harrist7

    Even before this, if the hotel is not American-owned, I won’t stay there.
    Especially if their last name is Patel – those places stink and are nasty.

  • Diggsc

    I’ll have to book my rooms at LaQuinta Inn whenever possible. Good for them.

  • cynicrealist

    i always wondered that if hussein didn’t have chemical weapons of mass destruction, 1 how did he kill 1.5 million kurds in three months, before we invaded, 2. how did these weapons end up in syria years later, and 3 if this guy didn’t have these wmds how is it that these isis and isil , overtook a chemical weapons plant in iraq. 4 how did syria get all these wmd chemical weapons when he doesn’t have a place to make them. but then i realized that the democrats had a propaganda machine, to get the slower minded people to vote for them.

  • whitefalcon74

    my best guess she is a muslim and islam forbids dogs in the home she most likely lives there muslims cannot even have a dog statue in there residences dogs are treated like pigs in the islam cult (islam is not a religion)

  • rrecroc

    Keep letting in foreigners who care nothing for our country or traditions …….. just our money …… kill them all

  • PotentialAuthor

    neither of the videos work.

  • rrecroc

    Americans are gutless sheep who let a few people (albeit financed by the elite …. the 10% who control 85% of the wealth in this country ……. do you really think you can have a representational govt in a country where so few control so much ???? No, the assets, which they stole themselves have to taken and redistributed in some fair way) destroy the whole damn country …..

  • jr61020

    They took down the video

    • Vicky Anglin

      Here is another link. It’s not a scam. This link was posted today around 3:30 pm.

      http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20140627/NEWS/140629498?p=1&tc=pg

      • Gary Rinaldi

        The story is a scam because this guy is a fricken liar . working the disabled vet scam . he is a POS .

      • Gary Rinaldi

        The story is a scam because this guy is a fricken liar . working the disabled vet scam . he is a POS .

      • Gary Rinaldi

        The story is a scam because this guy is a fricken liar . working the disabled vet scam . he is a POS .

  • Gary Rinaldi

    Jennifer So it turns out that yet another story of yours is total BS, why do you not VET these people you highlight before running the story . Yet one more Guy running a scam using this site to get free hotel room where he travels . You should feel foolish . This guy and his fake PTSD are the ones that need a little jail time .

  • Harris Emmons III

    Don’t just sue Vina, this is inexcusable, sue the whole Patel Hotel/Motel Cartel!

  • CheetoBuster

    Video’s aren’t working….anyone know where else I can watch these video’s?

    • Gary Rinaldi

      The video’s are not working because they just found out this guy is a total scam !

      • CheetoBuster

        Wow, that’s low! What a POS! Thanks for letting me know

    • Vicky Anglin

      Here’s the link. This was posting this afternoon. Just ignore Gary Rinaldi. He has a problem with disabled vets for some reason. It’s not a scam.

      http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20140627/NEWS/140629498?p=1&tc=pg

      • MP Dude

        This article is retracted. Vicky I hate to burst your bubble but Price isn’t disabled. I served with him in Iraq, He decided to stay on the FOB and do nothing while the rest of his unit went out on missions. This is what led to him being sent home early. He’s a scam artist and a major embarrassment to the Army. He also spent his last 2 years in the Army on the run.

        • Vicky Anglin

          Hate to hear it, but it why would it burst my bubble? It’s sad that a soldier/vet would disgrace himself like that. That just doesn’t excuse what happened in the video unless the whole video was a scam. People abuse laws all the time. That doesn’t mean you can violate the law and decide for yourself whether or not to follow it. I believe veterans deserve a “little” extra care because they/you gave a “little” extra to us, but I wasn’t arguing necessarily for that vet in the video. I’m tired of seeing disabled people walked over because you can’t see their disability. “They are obviously not disabled because they’re not blind or in a wheelchair.” That’s been my argument the whole time. Thanks for letting me know, though. I thank you for your service and I’m sorry that you had to serve with the likes of that guy. I hope he gets what’s surely coming to him.

  • Todd South

    I like Jennifer Burke more with each of her articles. :)

  • deptydawg

    As the president goes, so goes the country

  • Ruth Simmons

    I Hope IDIOT PATEL MAKES A ‘GOOD” NAME FOR HERSELF, IN JAIL . SHE UNDERSTOOD THE LAW JUST CHOSE NOT TO COMPLY!!

  • mae.sutherland@yahoo.com

    Every establishment should have a couple of “dog rooms” where not only dogs can stay but can be used by people who are not allergic to dogs, People who are allergic should never have to stay where a dog has stayed. It can be a miserable night.

  • mae.sutherland@yahoo.com

    Every establishment should have a couple of “dog rooms” where not only dogs can stay but can be used by people who are not allergic to dogs, People who are allergic should never have to stay where a dog has stayed. It can be a miserable night.

  • mae.sutherland@yahoo.com

    Every establishment should have a couple of “dog rooms” where not only dogs can stay but can be used by people who are not allergic to dogs, People who are allergic should never have to stay where a dog has stayed. It can be a miserable night.

  • Gary Rinaldi

    If I wanted to sleep where animals do Id stay in a barn .

  • Gary Rinaldi

    If I wanted to sleep where animals do Id stay in a barn .

  • Mike Gilmer

    Never do business with anybody named Patel. They are American hating Pakistanis.

  • OldCowboy

    The LaQuinta chain is very animal friendly.

  • Steve Dietrich

    Will now consider LaQuinta Inn as a first choice when traveling.

  • Robert Craddock

    I didn’t want to believe it, but this story combined with all the bans on the US Flag by this state leads me to conclude that Florida has fallen to the fascists. No doubt they’ll be looking to advance north into Georgia, the Carolinas, then east towards Texas eventually. We southerners have to keep the south red and patriotic. If we fall, America will die forever.

  • Nicole

    It won’t let me watch it

    • Drew Patterson

      Many news sites have retracted this article…Very odd…

  • Delta Rain

    Why did I know it would a Patel?

  • Kate

    Where are the video’s?

    • Drew Patterson

      Many news sites have retracted this article…there is more to the story that wasn’t reported, I’m sure.

      • Kate

        no, my guess is they are trying to pay him off. Standard MO is to pull evidence and go radio silent with the press until a settlement is reached. If nothing is worked out he can release the videos again.

        • MP Dude

          No they are not. Take thin tin foil hat off. I served with SGT Price. Even though he is not a SGT anymore because he was AWOL for two years. He is a scam artist and many people from my unit spoke out on his bs and that is why the story was retracted. This guy is a liar and a major embarrassment to the Army. Please do some research before you blindly support these scam artist. Scroll down and take a look.

          • Kate

            So your way of trying to make your point is by insulting a stranger for no reason? Surely you’re grown enough to know there are better ways to gain support for your views let alone if you want to be taken seriously. Otherwise you just come off as a girl with a personal bone to grind and that = no credibility. My point is… Everything you ask of me is colored by your insult and therefore is automatically dismissed. I’m telling you this because I assume this is how you deal with people in your daily life and it could benefit you to reconsider your approach especially if you recognize that others are not taking you seriously.

  • Drew Patterson

    What is going on with this story? The video doesn’t work, and if you Google it, all the news sites have deleted the article from their page. I came across one guy on dogingtonpost.com, where this article is posted, who says Sgt. Price is a fraud. I found another, more updated version of this article, posted on wsoctv.com, where it says the veteran doesn’t want his name mentioned. There is something very fishy about all this…Does anyone have any updates?

  • Glenn HENDRIKSEN

    ……SEND this ‘foreigner’ Patel BACK to whatever country he/wife came from……..ASAP !!!………I will HELP escort THEM to their ship…………LOL ! …………………..SIGNED: combat VN veteran (USAF)……….

  • michael

    Sue the Hattie’s out of the hotel. You can own it.

  • Gary R Williams

    Um. I work in a hotel. By law the clerk should have taken that animal. Even a place that does not allow pets MUST take service animals. She should be fire and that veteran should sue

  • ssp556

    Sgt Price
    Anytime you’re in SE NC, let me know. You are more than welcome to stay with my wife and I, and our six fur kids. I’d be proud to put you up for as long as you wish.
    My six furry litte wonders would love to meet your beloved pup. To us, all dogs are pups. They will always be pups to us.
    The wife and I are now, and will ever be, eternally greatful for your sacrifice to us, and our country.
    GOD Bless you.

  • boyles.allen@gmail.com

    When you-all (not me) told GOD to leave America, (although I am a sinner) HE did and the only thing left is evil. AND you are all surprised??? baraq = lightning, as in “I saw satan fall from heaven as lightning.” o= from, bamah=above Pray for our Salvation to JESUS. Hope HE hears you.

  • boyles.allen@gmail.com

    When you-all (not me) told GOD to leave America, (although I am a sinner) HE did and the only thing left is evil. AND you are all surprised??? baraq = lightning, as in “I saw satan fall from heaven as lightning.” o= from, bamah=above Pray for our Salvation to JESUS. Hope HE hears you.

  • rwdodgerblue

    I hope she gets fired for this!!!

  • GibbyD

    Patel is a common name for those from India. It seems as though that have some kind of monopoly when it comes to motels some hotels . . They do not seem to pay their workers very much or treat them very well if they are not part of their own family .

  • Daniel from TN

    It is also against the federal Americans With Disabilities Act to deny anyone hotel/motel accommodations.
    I used to work at a Burger King. Several times a blind of deaf person with a service animal would come into the store. When other customers complained about the animal I would politely tell them that under federal law we cannot refuse service to the handicapped person or require the animal to leave the premises. If customers threatened to call the local health department I handed them a slip of paper with the telephone number of the health department on it.

  • disqus_mo8ewPYVck

    Bina Patel – it figures.

  • i woz ere

    Looks like Bina’s in the doghouse.

  • Noah Emerson Chappell

    these videos are not working

  • eyeoftheleopard

    The dog had the verifying vest and paperwork. This man and his service dog should have been welcomed after those facts were established. Too many people have started calling their companion animals “service animals” to get admitted to places that do not allow animals. Pity legitimate veterans suffer because of other people’s selfishness and shortsightedness.

  • Phillip Coffey

    Outrageous doesn’t begin to describe it… and to continue after being informed BY THE POLICE, THAT SHE CALLED, that SHE was breaking the law, she still refused. Being a veteran in this country is a hard thing these days, because of the attitude of influence the obama administration is having on certain elements of the population. On a side note, is it just me, or is everyone in the hotel business named Patel?

  • GmanIraq

    so why did the discusion get off the Vet and on to stuff not related to the article at all…..notice the name of the hotel clerk patel indian hmmm anything to do with hating Vets maybe

  • Keli Grantham Steadham

    This person needs to face charges. This is shameful. Even after being told it is the law, she still refused him. Smh. This and other stories like this need to go viral, let everyone know that they just can’t DO this.

  • Pete Zebich

    LaQuinta Inn’s are always dog friendly, I always look for a LaQuinta first when traveling with my pups.

  • baha

    Is this particular problem because the clerk believes dogs are “unclean”?

  • Patrick Michael Brody Clancy

    in my opinion the fact we left valuable weapons and military equipment behind may have been a bad idea but at the same time myabe it could have been a great idea think of it this way ppl if the world is fighting eachother do americans need to step in when theres atm no harm being done to america? no let the bastards kill themselves and create destruction in the west and the east once theyve lost numbers whos to say america cant just walk in and take over? i believe in uniting this world under one ruling order altho our ruling order is not up to the task just YET but if the right measures are takin then it could in fact one day be so. now to the soldiers who are discriminated against this is bullshit exceptions should always no must always be made for those who fought in service of our country to protect our freedom and rights to say yes or no. the very right that this bitch patel saying no was only kept together because of that soldier who fought for this country.all soldiers deserve amnesty and exceptions made for what they do.

  • jags12us

    This is BS. I love dogs, but if the hotel doesn’t allow dogs, find someplace that does. How hard is it to politely ask the desk person to please recommend a place that does accept dogs. And I don’t believe this “service dog” crap. Its your dog. Stop trying to get special privileges and just get along with folks.

    • Joe

      Its comments like this that prove the ignorance and hatred that has been bred into the general populous. It doesn’t matter what you think or feel its against the law. I hope God blesses you with a child with needs as then maybe your eyes will be opened to the true need and role these dogs play.

      • jags12us

        I have worked for and with police for over 45 years. I have seen a disturbing development in their attitude and way of carrying themselves. They are, for the most part, John Rambo. It’s them against everyone else. They have no problems with busting heads, or using force of any kind. When I was young, it was all about defusing the situation. Not trying to escalate it. These people now have a giant chip on their shoulder and are eager to show the people who they are sworn to protect and serve, just who’s boss. I have lost respect for most of the people I used to call my friends.

  • Col Bill

    My wife and I raise Leaderdog puppies to be future guild dogs for Leaderdogs for the Blind. We run into this with them because they are puppies. There are federal and state laws that require a business to allow the use of their facility to service dogs. You must carry proper I.D. and the dog needs to be tagged. I am a 30 veteran and this episode is nothing new, but should not be tolerated. I find that almost every time I have trouble with entry it is an uninformed clerk or manager. I usually just don’t enter if they won’t change their mind. But if you Google Express Inns you find that they are “pet friendly” which means you can bring other dogs into the hotel, usually with a cover charge. We all need to step up and support not in just words but action the absolute disrespect that is taking over this country for our returning vets, particularly our wounded warriors.

  • shields

    What happened to the videos and interview?

  • Tommy Harlan

    The video’s aren’t active??

    • Tommy Harlan

      And, on FB at least, the “You might also like” links are disabled.. Guess someone likes Florida too much to bad mouth em…

  • 1bohica

    Someone should remind Budget and MS Bina Patel if it wasn’t for veterans like the Sgt. she wouldn’t be here earning a living off the sacrifices of HIS fellow servicemen…Bye, Bye, Budget and that’s why I stay at La Quinta

  • Betty Sines

    Hope he gets sued but good… Why is it when you travel now along interstate highways and stop for the night , nearly all hotels, seem to be owned by east indians? (who mostly can’t speak english and many are quite rude)??

    Taking back America is going to mean, sticking your neck out for financing and buying these businesses as they come on the market, even if it has to be a family adventure… such as siblings going in together on a business

  • Henry Rearden

    He should have told the desk clerk he was (pick one) LGBT. Then the desk clerk would HAVE to help him/her/it.

  • onesoldiersmom

    I pray that the clerk is charged with breaking the law and it serves as a reminder to others that discrimination of our veteran’s and disabled persons, will not be tolerated.

  • Elaine Milloway

    I am sorry that the clerk did that but in their defense, they were probably abiding by the rules of their employer. I am glad that you were willing and able to assist him. God, bless our military and give us the ability to help them as they return to America.

  • Bbtb

    Link not working

  • Carlton Walsh

    He needs to sue every one of the establishments that refused him just because of his dog which is lawful for him to have wherever he goes. HUGE LAW SUIT!!!

  • jewels

    BOYCOTT this little piece of sht property. If Florida condones this kind of action against men who have fought for the liberty of this country and others, then boycott Florida. Let the chamber of commerce know you were planning a trip to Florida, but, since they are so anti American you will go somewhere where American heroes are welcome, with their service animals.

  • Martha

    The hotel clerk should be fired and if the hotel won’t take action against her then the hotel should be boycotted.

  • texlovera

    Absolutely disgusting and criminal treatment of a veteran. I hope that woman does time behind bars.

  • Jim_Ank37

    Ever see an east indian in the military? They only come to America to take and not to give. Shame on this person!

  • Big Dog9MM

    Close down the trash motel…

  • Patricia Newton Hosick

    The Muslims hate dogs!

    • bobwalton

      They’re jealous of the dog’s intellect.

      • Patricia Newton Hosick

        Patel is an Indian name and most of India is Muslim or Hindu.

  • mhgoats1

    Hopefully she will lose her job also!

  • LEGION

    Possible charges?? Definite!!! She needs to be put in jail!!!! Any lawyers out there? Help the guy press charges!!!

  • jerald_wyoming

    heck they said the same thing when I wanted to unlodd my service HORSE from the trailer and keep him in my room.

  • JaniceSix

    Patel should be fired and face legal consequences. Let’s all stay at La Quinta!

  • JaniceSix

    Patel should be fired and face legal consequences. Let’s all stay at La Quinta!

  • Joseph Chapman

    Hey, neither videos are working for me. Were they taken down?

  • Kevin Ezzell

    duh majority of hotels are owned by indians and muslims,lol,, what did you think would happen….america is dumming down like idiocracy..

  • Clyde Garrett

    I have had experiences such as this, not with a dog, but asking for assistance with a problem that was my legal job. I was treated rudely and had to leave without assistance. The wise assed bitch that talked to me was a nurse. I have found nurses to be the most rude and narrow minded professional people I have met. Even when I was being treated in a hospital, I gave no one trouble, but if I asked a simple question for such things as water, or even something for a snack, I was treated worse than a tramp.

  • sdfsdfdf

    I’ve noticed hindus from India and the muslims try to intimidate you and tell you they won’t take dogs in their motels. They can take a flying leap if it’s an official service dog. I’m tired of all of the crap from a bunch of foreigners. Giving me crap every where. I’d tell them to kiss my grits and sue them. That’s the way to do all of this. Sue them!

  • Skip

    We need a list of the Hotel chains that refused him………

  • Vic Clement

    The Sgt. Price Express Hotel has a nice ring to it. See you in court.

  • Faye Vance

    Notice the last name. They own all the stores and motels in the country at our expense. They pay no taxes for 5 or 6yrs and then sell it to a relative and then the relatives don’t have to pay taxes for that long and it goes on and on and on.

  • Randy Francis

    Can you be getting a Slurpee at the Budget Inn? Oh my goodness gracious.

  • nvrat

    Remember the Name…”Budget Hotel”. It`s a nationwide chain.

  • Edward Huguenin

    Service Animals

    The Department of Justice published revised final regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act
    (ADA) for title II (State and local government services) and title III (public accommodations and commercial facilities)
    on September 15, 2010, in the Federal Register. These requirements, or rules, clarify and refine issues that have arisen
    over the past 20 years and contain new, and updated, requirements, including the 2010 Standards for Accessible
    Design (2010 Standards).

    Overview

    This publication provides guidance on the term “service animal” and the service animal provisions in the
    Department’s new regulations.

    Beginning on March 15, 2011, only dogs are recognized as service animals under titles II and III of the ADA.

    A service animal is a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.

    Generally, title II and title III entities must permit service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all
    areas where members of the public are allowed to go.

    How “Service Animal” Is Defined

    Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.
    Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly
    related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

    This definition does not affect or limit the broader definition of “assistance animal” under the Fair Housing Act or the
    broader definition of “service animal” under the Air Carrier Access Act.

    Some State and local laws also define service animal more broadly than the ADA does. Information about such laws can be obtained from the State attorney general’s office.

    Where Service Animals Are Allowed

    Under the ADA, State and local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that serve the public generally
    must allow service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all areas of the facility where the public is normally allowed to go. For example, in a hospital it would be inappropriate to exclude a service animal from areas such as patient rooms, clinics, cafeterias, or examination rooms. However, it may be appropriate to exclude a service animal from operating rooms or burn units where the animal’s presence may compromise a sterile environment.

    Service Animals Must Be Under Control

    Under the ADA, service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service
    animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.

    Inquiries, Exclusions, Charges, and Other Specific Rules Related to Service Animals

    When it is not obvious what service an animal provides, only limited inquiries are allowed. Staff may ask two questions: (1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability, and (2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform. Staff cannot ask about the person’s disability, require medical documentation, require a special identification card or training documentation for the dog, or ask that the dog demonstrate its ability to perform the work or task.

    Allergies and fear of dogs are not valid reasons for denying access or refusing service to people using service animals. When a person who is allergic to dog dander and a person who uses a service animal must spend time in the same room or facility, for example, in a school classroom or at a homeless shelter, they both should be accommodated by assigning them, if possible, to different locations within the room or different rooms in the facility.

    A person with a disability cannot be asked to remove his service animal from the premises unless: (1) the dog is out of control and the handler does not take effective action to control it or (2) the dog is not housebroken. When there is a legitimate reason to ask that a service animal be removed, staff must offer the person with the disability the opportunity to obtain goods or services without the animal’s presence.

    Establishments that sell or prepare food must allow service animals in public areas even if state or local health codes prohibit animals on the premises.

    People with disabilities who use service animals cannot be isolated from other patrons, treated less favorably than other patrons, or charged fees that are not charged to other patrons without animals. In addition, if a business requires a deposit or fee to be paid by patrons with pets, it must waive the charge for service animals.

    If a business such as a hotel normally charges guests for damage that they cause, a customer with a disability may also be
    charged for damage caused by himself or his service animal.

    Staff are not required to provide care or food for a service animal.

    Miniature Horses

    In addition to the provisions about service dogs, the Department’s revised ADA regulations have a new, separate provision
    about miniature horses that have been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. (Miniature
    horses generally range in height from 24 inches to 34 inches measured to the shoulders and generally weigh between 70 and 100 pounds.) Entities covered by the ADA must modify their policies to permit miniature horses where reasonable. The regulations set out four assessment factors to assist entities in determining whether miniature horses can be accommodated in their facility. The assessment factors are (1) whether the miniature horse is housebroken; (2) whether the
    miniature horse is under the owner’s control; (3) whether the facility can accommodate the miniature horse’s type, size, and weight; and (4) whether the miniature horse’s presence will not compromise legitimate safety requirements necessary for safe operation of the facility.

  • AnaLorenaVictor

    It starts with Obama, that is where it began, but for many years the Communist propaganda prepared our youngsters to be ungrateful dudes.

  • Chris Worden

    everybody in these comments are opinionated and retarded.

  • Gary Rinaldi

    Why is this story still up ? This has been proven to be a scam artist . The guy that served with this scumbag have come forward and told us what a lying dirt bag he is yet no correction on this story ? Why ?