Disabled Iraq War Vet Claims he was Beaten by McDonald's Workers (video)
Disabled New Yorker said workers violated the law by refusing to serve him because he was accompanied by his service dog.
Combat disabled Iraq war veteran Luis Montalvan says men he believed to be McDonald’s employees beat him with garbage can lids as he was preparing to file a complaint against a restaurant in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
The men approached him as he was photographing the sticker next to the restaurant door that said “Service Dogs Allowed.”
Montalvan, a former Amy captain and recipient of a Purple Heart, said workers refused to serve him in December 2008 when he entered the restaurant with his service dog, a Golden Retriever named Tuesday. Montalvan sustained physical and psychological wounds from combat.
He has filed a suit against the corporation, alleging McDonald’s violated the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act, by refusing to serve him while accompanied by the dog.