STARBUCKS SORRY FOR NOT SERVING WOMAN WITH DOG: ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Starbucks has apologized to a 24-year-old woman who said she wasn’t allowed in a Rochester-area store because she had a service dog.
The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports that Amy Kaplan of suburban Brighton said she was denied service after entering a Starbucks on Sunday afternoon with her service dog, a malamute named Zero.
Kaplan suffered a traumatic brain injury in a traffic accident, and the dog helps her cope with memory issues and anxiety.
She posted a video to YouTube in which an employee tells her she can’t come in the store with a service dog.
A Starbucks official told Kaplan in an email that he wanted to personally apologize.
GIRL, 5, TRAPPED INSIDE RUNNING WASHING MACHINE: PASADENA, Texas (AP) — Police say a 5-year-old Texas girl has been hospitalized after she was trapped inside a running washing machine.
Pasadena police say the child “was tumbling pretty fast” for several minutes Tuesday before a customer noticed at Le’s Washateria laundromat.
The girl was airlifted to a Houston hospital. Police say she is expected to survive.
Police could not say how the girl became trapped inside the machine nor how it was started. Police say the manager told a woman who had tried to use the machine earlier that it wasn’t working correctly and returned her money.
The laundromat owner says an employee used circuit breakers to stop the machine.
It’s unclear who was watching the child. Police are investigating.
FAKE MASSACHUSETTS LICENSE PLATE FOOLS NO ONE: CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts state trooper noticed something a little odd about the license plate she spotted on a car on Interstate 391 in Chicopee.
Upon closer inspection, there was a lot odd about it.
The “license plate” on the car pulled over at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday was actually just a piece of cardboard. In a poor attempt to replicate a real Massachusetts license plate, the letters and numbers were crudely drawn with a red marker.
The word “Massachusetts” and the phrase “The Spirit of America” were written in the appropriate places in blue pen.
The 20-year-old woman driving the vehicle was charged with driving with a suspended license and attaching false plates.