BY TED SCOTT with minor modifications in BOLD BLACK TYPE to make the article more reader friendly for all ages.
So, Thursday night around 6 PM I went in to Crescent City Can Food (known today as Grocery Outlet) on L & 3rd Streets’I was over by the eggs when this gal came in with a very young dog. I asked a worker if they let non-service dog’s in this food store. He said that he was new and was not sure. I said the law is for service dogs only. The dog was about 8 weeks old and had no tags just a rope and who know’s if it had its shots.
I then said, “What are you going to do if he pee’s or poops all over the floor and kids or a cart rolls over it, this is just wrong.” I said, “This is a food store and if this is the way it is here I’ll never shop here again, that’s just wrong and I have never seen this before”
I checked out, paid cash real money only to see the gal’s boyfriend with the very same young dog and no tags that’s two dogs. So, I see the new guy was pointing at me with the Store Manager up front. The store manager had a unhappy look on his face looking at me. I’m thinking to myself I can handle this punk. As I was about to leave he was still looking at me. I asked him to come over and I asked him about non-service dogs in the store.
He said, “We do let dogs come in our store.” I didn’t like his tone.
Now this is where I blew it with this hot shot punk. I said, “Well, you’re a real dumb BLEEP.”
Now, that was the wrong thing to say. Church boy did not like my words. He yelled back at me to not to speak in that tone to him. I asked him at this point if the law is for service dogs, not someone’s pet. So, I repeated, “You could care less if the dogs pees or poops on your floor.”
At this point he told me to get out of his store right now. Now we’re out side. I told this punk, This is not over.”
He pulled his cell phone out to call the cops. I said, “Oh this is going to be real fun-LOL–go ahead call.”
He put his phone away as I said “Dude, I know your Boss. You tell him it was a guy named Ted Scott; I’m in the phone book and I’m going to turn your behind into the health department. Now he looks at me, turns and goes back in his store as he called out and yell’s back at me, “Call your Attorney. I could care less.”
Do any of you know how good it makes me feel to stand up to this punk manager. They say give a man some power and he will prove what kind of man he is,,,,I just got done looking up Calif service dog law. Also if any of you want to shop in a store that lets non-service dogs in, LOOK OUT FOR PEE AND POOP on the floor and the bottoms of your shoes.
HAVE A GOOD NIGHT and WELCOME TO CRESCENT CITY CA.
1124 – 3RD STREET
CRESCENT CITY, CA 95531
FRIDAY, January 25th.
I just got back from the Crescent City Health Department. Well, well, well. I was right.
He said he just got done telling Wall-Mart the only dogs that can come in a store is a tagged license–“SERVICE DOG” in the State of California., He’s going over to Can food’s (Grocery Outlet) and fill them in. He also said this is out of control in Crescent City. Maybe some just don’t know the law because complaints are coming from other stores letting non-service dogs in.
PS—Yes I filled out a complaint on them game over. Also trying to say, “The dog comforts me don’t hold water in this State.”