By BECKY EVANS
(DailyMail) A father born without functioning
hands is suing Six Flags theme park after he was stopped from riding the Aquaman Splashdown.
Clint Bench, who does not have fully formed hands, says he was ‘embarrassed’ after being told to get off the ride by staff at the Six Flags Over Texas in front of his children.
In the suit, filed in Dallas federal court, Mr Dench says the amusement park violated the Americans With Disabilities Act.
The father-of-two, from Weatherford, Texas, said when he tried to board the ride last May he was told by an employee to leave ‘because he does not have hands’, according to Dallas News.
In the suit, Mr Bench said it caused him ‘considerable embarrassment’ as his children had never seen him discriminated before.
Aquaman riders sit in a boat that travels down into water, causing a large wave to soak them.
The papers filed on Tuesday say: ‘Mr Bench is a physically fit, healthy adult with great upper body strength. He can
perform all manners of activities, including activities that one would normally assume would require the use of hands.’
He can write, type, tie his shoes, fire a gun and enjoys water skiing and mountain biking and has never considered using prosthetics, it said. (Read Full Article)