SHELBY, N.C. (AP)
Over the weekend at a Denny’s in Shelby, North Carolina, police arrested a transgender woman after she allegedly spit at a family during a dispute over her use of a restroom.
Local news outlets say a male customer eating at Denny’s called police when the transgender woman used the same bathroom as his wife at a Denny’s in Shelby, North Carolina.
Police officers at the scene told the man that the 22-year-old transgender woman broke no law. But their dispute escalated, and the transgender woman was charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly spitting toward the man and his family.
A Denny’s statement says the company “does not tolerate discrimination of any kind” and expects customers to treat people equally.