Agitated Commuter Creates Outrage With How He Treated A Service Dog

For anyone living in a metropolitan area, taking public transit is a part of your every day life. You encounter hundreds of people on your travels, and usually pass by them without a second thought.

Sometimes certain passengers stick out, whether it’s be because they’re pregnant, a senior, or have a disability. While most people try to be as accommodating as they can be to these individuals, there are others who couldn’t care less about anything other than moving from Point A to Point B.

However, one man was caught on tape for not only being impatient, but for also being exceptionally rude to a blind man and his guide dog.  

An agitated commuter was filmed demanding Amit Patel’s guide dog, Kika, move over on the London Underground’s escalator, as he grew anxious to get down to the bottom floor.  

In 2016, Patel made headlines after he attached a GoPro to Kika’s harness, in an effort to show what it’s like commuting while blind. The former emergency room doctor lost his eyesight in 2013, following a hemorrhage behind his eyes, so every night, Patel’s wife, Seema checks the taping to see how their day went.

The footage stunned viewers when they saw how poorly Patel was treated. In one clip, he was ignored by railway workers for several minutes, and in another, a woman purposely put her bag beside her so he wouldn’t be able to sit down on his ride home.  

This time, the GoPro captured a middle-aged man standing behind Patel, Kika, and a Transport for London (TfL) worker.

According to Metro, the unidentified woman accused Patel – who lost his eyesight following a hemorrhage behind his eyes – of wasting his time and repeatedly asked him to move his dog.

Tags: guide dog, transition, london, blind, abuse

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