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4-year-old boy banned from doughnut shop for ‘rude’ comments to woman

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Posted at 9:53 AM, Jul 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-23 11:54:04-04

MONROE, Conn. – Kids say the darndest things. One local inquisitive 4-year-old boy asked a question that got him banned from a Monroe doughnut shop.

“We were screamed at in front of the door, ‘he’s not allowed in here, he’s rude,’” Rebecca Denham said as she described her experience at the Doughnut Inn on Tuesday morning.

Denham said her son, Justin Otero, asked a woman at the doughnut shop if she had a baby in her belly.

When the woman said ‘No,’ Otero apologized and his mother said she was mortified.

“My response was ‘Oh my goodness, I’m so embarrassed, I’m so sorry,’” Denham said.

While the woman said it was ‘no problem,’ the managers at the Doughnut Inn were not as forgiving.

When Denham and her son walked in the shop Tuesday morning, they were allegedly told to leave.

“She said, ‘he’s not allowed in here,’ and I looked around, and said, ‘him?’ and she said ‘yeah, he’s rude,’” Denham said

She said she tried to explain what happened to her son and said he “sort of” understands but he is still asking questions.

The manager and owner of the shop so far has not responded about the situation.

Denham said she and her son are planning to take their business elsewhere, while using this as a learning lesson for Justin.

“Some people unfortunately are quick to pass judgment and therefore we will take our money and business elsewhere,” Denham said.

The owner of this Doughnut Inn owns at least two shops in Monroe, however he/she does not own the stores that are located in Fairfield and Stratford.

Source: WGHP/WFSB/CNN