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Disabled Veteran Harassed by Starbucks Employee Over Service Dog Speaks Out

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We recently told you about an amputee veteran who was harassed by a Starbucks employee because of his service dog.

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Iraq war veteran Yancy Baer had his left leg amputated due to bone cancer. He was given a service dog through Canine Companions for Independence, an organization that provides dogs to disabled people.

Baer and his dog, Beans, went to the Starbucks for a meeting with an event coordinator with the organization.

This morning on Fox and Friends, Baer spoke about the confrontation. He recalled an employee calling out, “You can’t have dogs in here,” and citing health codes.

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When Baer explained that Beans was his service dog, the man pointed out that Baer is not blind and pressed him on the dog’s purpose.

The Starbucks district manager said in a statement to Fox News: “We have spoken with this customer to apologize for his experience, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve him again.”

Baer said he will not go back to that Starbucks. “My big stance is for disabled Americans. You can’t always judge a person by the way they look when they walk into your store, and you don’t always know what their disability is.”

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