4-year-old boy banned from doughnut shop

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MONROE, Conn. (WFSB) — Kids say the darnedest things, but one inquisitive 4-year-old boy asked a question that got him banned from a Connecticut doughnut shop.

4-year-old boy banned from local doughnut shop“We were screamed at in front of the door, ‘He’s not allowed in here! He’s rude’,” said Rebecca Denham 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.

WFSB News tried to contact the manager and owner of the shop, who had no comment.

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 added.

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


  • thechurchofchrismartin

    Probably that inquisitive 4-year old would not be so rude if his mom helped him to lay off the sugar and not eat donuts for breakfast. The sugar rush to his immature brain caused this boy to blurt out something hurtful to a large lady.

  • wow

    You’re an idiot and an Obama supporter. Kids are supposed to be inquisitive and in turn they are very truthful. Shifting the blame to a sugar rush and immaturity is ridiculous…but that’s how Obama would has said it. In reality this woman was obese and was offended by a kid that just said the truth…not his fault she is fat. Maybe she should lay off the donuts.

  • dolores

    If you would have read the story, the lady he asked didn't have a problem with it, it was the workers who had the problem

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