A man who lost his eye and nose to skin cancer was told to leave a petrol station because ‘the way he looks was scaring customers’.
Kirby Evans was grabbed by the manager when he went to sit down at Forks Pit Stop in Walterboro, South Carolina, to eat the doughnuts and drink he just bought. The 65-year-old told ABC News 4: ‘Next thing I know, “come here”, she jerked me into her office. The words that came out of her mouth hurt me so deep.’
Kirby Evans lost his nose and eye to skin cancer
He daughter shared the incident on Facebook (Picture: Facebook/mendy.smith.16)
He said she told him to cover his face or leave because he was scaring away other customers.
He added: ‘How can a person eat anything with his face covered?’
His daughter Brandy told of the incident on Facebook, she said: ‘The owner grabbed him by his shirt and pulled him into her office.
‘She told him “If he was going to eat in here he would have to cover his face”.
Brandy said her father is the ‘strongest man she knows’ (Picture: Facebook/mendy.smith.16)
She has raised £41,000 for her father (Picture: GoFundMe)
‘He left and went home in tears to tell me what happened.’ She added: ‘My father is a cancer survivor he lost his eye and nose to this awful cancer.
‘He cannot help what the cancer did to him.’ She said Kirby, who suffered from basal cell carcinoma, can’t afford reconstructive surgery and that he can’t wear an eye patch because his skin is so sensitive. Brandy added: ‘It rubs the eye socket raw and where his nose was. ‘It has to stay open and nothing is to touch that area that might rub it raw.’
Brandy said her father left the petrol station in tears (Picture: Facebook/mendy.smith.16)
A woman, who said she was the manager of Forks Pit Stop commented on the post saying: ‘I run a food service business where people dine in.
‘I do not see absolutely anything wrong with what I did. ‘He would come in at lunch time and sit at the food booths right at my busy time every day. ‘I have bills to pay and I work very hard to please customers.’ Brady has raised £41,000 ($55,000) on GoFundMe.