Saturday, July 15, 2006

Man sues to lift dog ban...stranger than fiction

No one would be surprised to hear that a dog lover would sue to lift a dog ban, even if it was in a National Park. What is surprising is that the beach in question is a nude beach. What is even more surprising is that the man, Mark DelCore, a former bodybuilder,
claims that nude sunbathing is a medical treatment used to treat a
strange skin condition which was caused by the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9/11. If that wasn't enough, DelCore states that he needs to bring his dog, which he claims is a service animal, with him to his nude sunbathing treatments for "emotional support and comfort" due to his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder which was also caused by 9/11.

Man Sues Over Naked Beach Beef (The Smoking Gun)

A New York man who says that he suffers from a debilitating skin condition and post-traumatic stress disorder caused by the September 11 attacks is suing for the right to have his rat terrier accompany him to a naked beach on Fire Island.

The lawsuit, a copy of which you'll find below, contends that while Fire Island National Seashore
officials will allow seeing eye dogs to accompany beachgoers, service dogs are not allowed on the beach.
Note to self: cancel my transfer request to Fire Island National Seashore.

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