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Man Reportedly Forced Out Of Cab For Being A Soldier

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by Adam Ghassemi

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Allen Pendley is a full-time student who has also been a member of the U.S. Army National Guard for the last six years. It's taken him to the hostility of war zones in Iraq.

"I never imagined coming home and having to deal with the same thing," he said.

Pendley said Sunday afternoon he took a bus from Clarksville to Nashville after a weekend of training.

He was dressed in uniform standing outside the downtown Greyhound station trying to get a cab home.

"Before I could call one, a Yellow Cab pulled up and asked me if I needed a cab and I said yeah sure," Pendley said.

But after only a few blocks Pendley said the questions started coming and it was obvious the cab driver didn't like his answers.

"He asked me. He said 'are you in the military?' I said 'yes sir I am.' And then it got real quiet," he recalled.

"Then when he pulled over he said get out of the cab."

Doug Trimble, President of Yellow Cab, told NewsChannel 5 they're looking into Pendley's claims, but without a cab number they have to track GPS units in their cars to see if one was near the bus station Sunday afternoon.

Trimble said if it's true the driver won't only be fired, but could also lose his permit.

Pendley said he believes the driver could be from Somalia.

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