Soldier denied hotel room because he was not yet 21

FORT MYERS, Florida. – A soldier was denied the opportunity to rent a room in southwest Florida because he was under the age of 21, even if a right to waive a minimum age for those with military ID cards.

The Fort Myers New-Press ( ) reported on Tuesday that the 20-year-old Army Pvt. Mason Ritums was reported that the Crestwood Suites in Fort Myers, Florida, not rent rooms to anyone under 21.

It turns out a state law was passed in 2015 specifically eliminate the required age for anyone with identification showing they are on active duty.

The vice-president of the company that is the owner of the hotel says that he did not know about the law. But Collier Dailey tells the newspaper that he would have waived the age policy anyway, if he knew Ritums was in the Army.


Information from: The (Fort Myers, Florida.) News-Press,

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