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Cab Driver Charged With Denying Ride To Blind Passenger With Guide Dog

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WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) _ Father and son cab drivers have a court appearance next week to answer charges they refused a ride to a blind man and his guide dog at Bradley International Airport.

Twenty-four-year-old Mansoor Ahmad and his 60-year-old father, Naveed Ahmad were charged Friday with denying rights to a handicapped person.

Police say the two would not allow Jim Piccirillo and his dog Bina into their taxis. Mansoor Ahmad told WVIT-TV he was attacked by a dog when he was a child and has a fear of them.

The airport taxi clerk called police.
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Information from: WVIT-TV, http://www.nbcconnecticut.com

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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