Combat disabled Iraq war veteran claims two men he believes McDonald’s employees beat him as he prepared to file a complaint against the Sunset Park franchise.
The story begins in 2008, when Luis Montalvan (who is also apparently a journalist) tried to bring his service animal into the fast-food chain on Fifth Avenue. He says he was chased out. Montalvan wrote a letter to the company, and McDonald responded by posting signage welcoming service animals.
When he returned to the McDonald’s, employees again turned him away. He went back to take photographs of the signs to include with a second letter. As he prepared to snap a picture, he says two men he believed worked at the restaurant accosted him and beat him with garbage-can lids. The attack left him with neck injuries, Montalvan says.
See more on Montalvan’s story by NYU journalism student Caitlin Brown here.