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Moosehead Grill In Charlotte Disrespects Wounded Warrior
There are some stories that are so absolutely repulsive, you almost have to hope you’re reading The Onion. Unfortunately, such was not the case for Marine Garrett Carnes who lost both his legs in Afghanistan.
While trying to enjoy a dinner with his family at the Moosehead Grill on 1807 Montford Drive in Charlotte, NC, some Carolina Panthers fans began taunting Carnes and his family, even going to so far as to accuse him of using his wheelchair as a crutch. One would think that as this incident escalated, the management at Moosehead Grill would have asked those taunting a war hero to leave.
Carnes, who is still undergoing treatment for his wounds at a Washington-area hospital, told them he was a veteran who had lost his legs in Afghanistan.
The situation quickly deteriorated and according to witnesses the two parties almost came to blows after one of the Panthers fans approached Carnes in a threatening manner.
Other patrons stepped in to defuse the situation, but staff asked Garrett Carnes and his party to leave. The police were called by Courtney Carnes, although no charges were filed.
Carnes’ mother, Rhonda, has since addressed a note to restaurant patrons on Facebook. She wrote: ‘Why didn’t any of you stand up for my son and daughter? And to think my son almost died for every single person in that bar, by defending all your freedom.’
I have the same questions. Why didn’t the other customers stand up for a man unable to stand up on his own? A man who fought and very nearly died for them. Why didn’t the management ask the others to leave?
The Moosehead Grill doesn’t deserve the patronage of Patriots. If you are just as disgusted as I am about their treatment of this Marine, you can contact them at (704) 525-4088. You can also express your opinions on their Google+ page here. I couldn’t find a Facebook account for them. It appears they’ve removed it after being inundated with negative publicity. I just wanted to make sure I added to it.