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Thursday, 14 February 2013

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ANAHEIM, CA (AP) - David Lochner looks through some pictures pointing out ones where he's playing second base and being used as a Frisbee. Unfortunately, he has no hands so no one can tell what he's referring to...

The father of two from Aurora, Colorado was born without arms and legs and says he has never let his disability get in the way.

"I was born this way," says Lochner. "My disability - that's the only thing I've ever known."

Over the summer, Lochner was shocked when he got kicked off the Space Mountain at the Anaheim, CA theme park. The ride operator requires guests to raise their arms while riding the roller coaster.

"I went to the park in April and had a good time, rode everything I wanted to ride," says Lochner.

He's been dozens of times and ridden the ride many times before, but he was told in May, because he has no arms, he couldn't fulfill the requirements of the ride.

Lochner went to guest services and tried to talk to someone, but he wasn't seen by any employee, because he couldn't reach the counter. Now he's suing them for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Attorney Levi McCathern says after Lochner complained, they changed its policy for the ride to mandate all riders have "one full arm and one full leg."

Lochner and his attorney wonder if there are any others who have been discriminated against. They request that any who have had a similar experience pick up their phones and dial "1-800-Got-Hands?"...

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