Genghis Grill Kicks Out Navy Veteran!

Genghis Grill Kicks Out Navy Veteran!

August 31, 2016

Genghis Grill Kicks Out Navy Veteran!

Heather Diaz is a Navy veteran who served for over 11 years.

"I can hold my head high knowing that I did something for my country," she said.

Even though Diaz admits she is more than proud of her service to her country, her service took a toll on her. During her time in service, Diaz lost over seven of her comrades. Five of them were Navy SEALS. With this pain comes constant anxiety as her husband is currently stationed in the Middle East.

When She came back home she found the help she needed. Her little helper is a service dog named Brinkley who had become a medical necessity for Diaz.

"He's helped lower my blood pressure. My blood pressure was 140/84, and after 30 days with him, it dropped to 107/70," she said.

Diaz brings Brinkley with her everywhere. Grocery shopping, out to ear, and even to work, Brinkley is always by her side.

Recently Diaz and her coworkers decided to go to Genghis Grill in Chantilly to enjoy a much needed lunch.

Unfortunately what was supposed to be a breezy lunch turned into a disaster.

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"The manager's name is Juan. He came up to me and said, 'You need to leave. Dogs are not allowed.' And I said, 'He is a service dog.' And he said, "I don't care," said Diaz, a Navy veteran.

Despite being absolutely humiliated in front of her coworkers and other restaurant attendees, Diaz tried to stand her ground.

"And I said again, 'Are you aware of the laws stating he is allowed to be with me wherever I go?' Again, he said, 'I don't care,'" Diaz said.

Another manger that happened to be working at that time was Vicky Dudley.

She told local reporters her take on the incident,

"I asked him like, what happened?" said Dudley. "He was like, 'I just told her to leave.' I'm like, 'Juan, you cannot tell her to leave. That's against the law. You cannot tell her to leave.'"

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7 Responses

Daryl
Daryl

September 02, 2016

Walter Rood your a clown…..obviously you jave never been in the military, so until you pick up a weapon and put your life on the line, or get a phd in psycology you need to go stand next to the clown from the sf 49ers

Irene
Irene

September 01, 2016

If they were asking her to leave then those co workers are as bad as the person asking her to leave they should have stood up for her and all walked out at once

Robert
Robert

September 01, 2016

Screw them. If this person ever makes it to CNY, I will buy them dinner. And the service dog gets a steak too.

Walter Rood
Walter Rood

September 01, 2016

Where and when did all these service dogs come from? I remember a time when the only service dogs were seeing eye dogs. Now people are getting service dogs because they have a hang nail.

john henry Valadez
john henry Valadez

August 31, 2016

Juan should apologize to her and every Veteran that protected his freedom.

Kevin Grant
Kevin Grant

August 31, 2016

I would have stood up with her, turned to my (and her) co-workers and said, “If she can’t stay we all need to go somewhere where she AND HER LEGAL SERVICE DOG are welcome.”

george baker
george baker

August 31, 2016

but yet she did nothing to help this Proud Veteran get to stay or enjoy a meal with her co-workers. Restaurants like this should post a BIG SIGN so other people can band it from usage. I’m a Veteran from the Vietnam War , if i had a service dog i’m afraid the law would have to be called i would not leave

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