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Guardsman Claims He Was Kicked Out Of Cab For Being A Soldier -- Sky Arnold

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Nashville, TN -- A member of the Kentucky National Guard says he was told to leave a Nashville cab because he's a soldier.

Allen Pendley says it all happened Sunday afternoon outside the Greyhound bus station in Nashville as he was trying to get home.

"He said are you in the Military I said yes sir I am and it got quiet," said Pendley.  "He pulled over to the side of the road and told me to get out of the cab."

Pendley didn't get the cab number or the driver's name though he does say it was a Yellow Cab.

Yellow Cab G.M. Doug Trimble says his company is now pouring through GPS data to see if the driver was one of theirs.

Trimble says it's a time consuming process as there could be dozens of Yellow Cabs in the area.

"When we find this driver that's an automatic termination and yellow cab will go the extra mile above that to fax it to the licensing commission and get him out of the cab business no matter what company," said Trimble.

Looking back at it all Pendley says he does have one regret.

He wishes he'd said something to the driver instead of simply getting out of the cab.   
 "I didn't appreciate it and I'm sure there are a lot of people that wouldn't appreciate it either," said Pendley.

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