Published January 22, 2008
A goth couple was banned from boarding a bus in England after the driver told them the bus didn't allow "freaks and dogs like you on," the Daily Mail reported.
Dani Graves, 25, often takes his fiancee, Tasha Maltby, 19, out in public on a leash in Dewsbury, England, the paper reported.
"He shoved me off the bus," said Graves, about the early December incident. "He called us freaks and he called Tasha a dog. He said, 'We don't let freaks and dogs like you on.'"
The couple — clad in black — often takes walks together with Maltby wearing a choke collar and leash around her neck and Graves carrying the leash in his hand, the paper said.
Graves said the couple has been targeted three times by the same bus driver, according to the Daily Mail.
"He doesn't like the fact we wear black clothing," Graves told the paper. "We expect the odd comment, but we don't expect it off a bus driver. I have been a goth most of my life and it's the first time I've come across anything like this. It's crazy."