4-year-old boy banned from doughnut shop after asking woman if she is pregnant

The Doughnut Inn in Monroe doesn't want Justin Otero to come back.

Evan Bleier

MONROE , Conn., July 23 (UPI) -- A Connecticut doughnut shop has banned a 4-year-old boy for asking a simple question that left a sour taste in another customer's mouth.

Justin was at a Doughnut Inn in Monroe with his mom when he inquired if another woman at the shop had a "baby in her belly."


When the woman replied in the negative, Otero's mother, Rebecca Denham, was embarrassed and she apologized.

"My response was, 'Oh my goodness, I'm so embarrassed, I'm so sorry,'" Denham told WFSB.

The woman told her it was no big deal, but Doughnut Inn managers took the issue much more seriously, and the next time Otero and Denham went to the shop, they were asked to leave.

"She said, 'He's not allowed in here,' and I looked around, and said, 'Him?' She said, 'Yeah, he's rude,'" Denham said.

Even though Otero "sort of" understands the situation and why they were asked to leave, they will still be going somewhere else for doughnuts.

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


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