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article imageIraq war vet kicked out of store, told to go Occupy Wall Street

By Owen Weldon
Oct 24, 2012 in World
Adan Gallegos, a disabled war veteran, claims a San Antonio businessman kicked him and his service dog out of a mattress store.
Gallegos also claims that employees at Billy Bob's Beds told him to go Occupy Wall Street after he left the building, according to Opposing Views.
Gallegos decided to sue Billy Bob's Beds in San Antonio Federal court, after claiming that William Gholson, the store's president, kicked him and Bootz, his service dog, out of his store after Bootz was identified as a service animal.
According to RT, the complaint also states that the dog did not jump on any furniture, and that Gholson said that nobody could make him do anything inside his own building.
Under US law, service dogs are allowed to be in public accommodation, and this includes retail stores and restaurants.
The lawsuit says that the dog performs tasks that are directly related to Gallegos' disability, which includes monitoring his behavior and alerting him when he appears to be highly stressed out. The dog is also responsible for waking him up when he has nightmares, and reminding him when he needs to take his medication.
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