A Delaware woman made a lot of people furious when she was filmed in a viral video (below) shouting at folks in a restaurant because a veteran was allowed inside with a PTSD service dog.
"It's disgusting to have an animal inside of a public restaurant," the woman yells in the video.
The footage was taken at Kathy's Crab House and Family Restaurant in Delaware City, Delaware, according to The New York Daily News. Owner RJ Wisowaty uploaded the video to YouTube, and it has since spread around social media and other corners of the internet like wildfire.
"I'm not going to keep my opinion to myself, I'm going to voice it just like I did and there's nothing you can do about it," the woman yells at the start of the clip. "Nothing. I'm leaving because the food is nasty and there's a dog. So what? What are you going to do about it?"
The video doesn't show how the confrontation began or who initiated and escalated the argument, though the woman yelling says during the clip that one customer, whom she calls a "w***e" and a "b***h*, "came at" her in a rude and confrontational manner in front of her child while she was in the process of getting up and leaving.
That customer tells her that the man is allowed to have a service dog with him "because he fought for our country," but it does not make a difference to the dissatisfied customer, and both women continue to yell at one another.
"Congrats ... my husband's dad fought for the f*****g country," she yells back. "What's your point? So what? It's still nasty to me!"
A number of other folks at the restaurant yell back at the woman, and several encourage her to leave, but she continues to yell.
"Y'all can't change my g*****n opinion," she shouts, riling up most bystanders before eventually leaving. "There should be a separate section for the f*****g animals!"
Unfortunately for the woman, her opinion goes against American law. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) bans private businesses, including restaurants, from discriminating against disabled people and "requires these businesses to allow people with disabilities to bring their service animals onto business premises in whatever areas customers are generally allowed," the official ADA website states.
"The service animal must be permitted to accompany the individual with a disability to all areas of the facility where customers are normally allowed to go," the website explains. "An individual with a service animal may not be segregated from other customers."
Warning: video contains graphic language.
Sources: New York Daily News, Americans with Disabilities Act / Featured Image: swong95765/Flickr / Embedded Images: Zipster969, pawsitivityservicedogs.com/Wikimedia Commons, Staff Sgt. David Dobrydney/U.S. Air Force