Man, inexplicably, needs to shop with doggie. He is escorted from store.
UPDATE May 29, 2019 at 10:55 AM: We were contacted by someone associated with Publix but not authorized to speak with us. This person reminds us that Publix does have a stated policy that “Only service animals that are specifically trained to aid a person with disabilities are permitted” in the store. Service animals are traditionally thought of as “seeing eye dogs” or “epilepsy” dogs, but NOT “emotional support animals” which have no training.
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — We don’t know her name, but hats off to the woman who demanded that management remove a man carrying a dog in the Publix at Clint Moore and 441 Tuesday afternoon.
BocaNewsNow.com happened to be in the area as shouting emanated from the Publix lobby. Our investigation revealed a woman taking a stand against the man who insisted on carrying his dog in the store. Incredibly, the first Publix employee she encountered screamed back at her — telling her that she had no business to complain about a customer with a dog.
But to her credit, the woman marched in the store and demanded a manager. Several arrived and ultimately told the man to leave.
The Hero Publix Shopper challenged the man who apparently claimed that the animal was a service or emotional support animal. She asked to see papers proving it. The man apparently had none. Publix management showed the man the door which he used to leave the store.
Publix: It’s time to set policy.
Lady whose name we don’t know: there is a huge population in Boca that agrees with you and thanks you profusely for taking a stand against pooping, peeing dogs in Publix. If you can’t leave home without Mr. Snuggles to go shopping, we suggest that you stay at home and use Instacart.