Amputee Leaves Note On Car Illegally Parked In Handicapped Spot, Gets Crude Reply

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A simple request that someone stop parking in a spot reserved for an Ohio woman with a prosthetic leg drew a reply that’s raising eyebrows.

Ashley Brady, 26, of Miamisburg, lost her right leg in an accident last year, reports CBS Columbus affiliate WBNS-TV. She learned how to walk again with the prosthetic limb, but was having trouble negotiating her apartment complex’s parking lot in winter conditions.

So she got the complex to give her a spot near her unit.

Days later, Brady found someone else parked in the spot, and left what she concedes was a stern note asking the motorist to keep out of the spot, the station says.

The handwritten reply Brady found on her car’s windshield was, to put it mildly, extreme.

It read, “Hey handicap! First, never place your hands on my car again! Second, honey you ain’t the only one with “struggles.” You want pity go to a one leg support group! You messed with the wrong one! I don’t care what your note said shove it, but you touch my car again I will file a report, I am not playing! I let the office know the cry baby one leg touches my property I will cause trouble so go cry your struggles to someone who cares cause I’m walking away with both mine! (expletive)”

“I read it probably like five times over and over because my brain just couldn’t even process the level of mean that it was,” said Brady.

Her sister posted a picture of the note on Facebook, hoping to spread awareness of the struggles people with disabilities face every day. It was widely shared.

Brady filed a grievance with the Miamisburg police. The complex’s management has yet to decide what to do, WBNS says.


  • Johnny Trawickell

    Apt. managers put up sign designating space for person named and stating that violators would be towed. Then, when this idiot parks there again, have the vehicle towed. Also, using a baseball bat to explain the parking situation to this idiot would also work.

  • Barbara Mayes (@barbieQ2U)

    I hate it when someone leaves a note on my car, it is just too passive/aggressive for me. I got a rude note on my car and wanted to hunt this person down..seriously. If you got something to say, then say it to my face. Ridiculous to play games like this. Be an adult, handicapped or not, and deal with things up front.

    • Adam

      You seriously think someone should sit around all day waiting for “you” to grace “their” presence at your car because if something “you” did? Conceited much? Try selling that kind of thinking to the police department kid.

  • lindarigsbee

    We see a copy of the rude reply, but not the note that prompted it. Sometimes “Stern” means rude too. If you want respect, you have to give it. Kind of hard to call on this one since we don’t have all the facts – but yes, regardless, that response was pretty far out there.

    • chrystal

      no one should treat anyone disrespectful no matter who they are….. i agree stern can be rude….. they need to show both notes report both sides not just one…..

      • T_Drake

        Why do they NEED to show both notes? The headline reads “ILLEGALLY Parked In Handicapped Spot”. The person ILLEGALLY parking is “throwing the first punch” and obviously an inconsiderate worthless waste of human flesh…..I’d leave a STERN note too!

  • Omi

    I think the problem here is the spot isnt marked handicap. Simple fix…mark the spot handicapped and next time the jerk parks in it have the vehicle towed/fined. I cant stand rude people who park in handicapped parking without the need or proper designation. I wish the police would crack down on it more and issue more fines it would certainly help for those who actually need the parking. Of course a lot of people have handicap parking who are in better shape than I am but well thats a different issue.

    • T_Drake

      How do we know the spot WASN’T marked? If you listen closely to the video it says they gave her a “handicap spot”

      • Omi

        Then if it was marked you simply have the vehicle towed or call the police and have it fined…easy fix.

  • Lucy Young

    I know this was in Ohio but we have a lot of inconsiderate people in the NWA area too, mostly the ones who will drive a handicapped person to the store and then sit there in a handicapped space. I may be wrong (I don’t think I am), but shouldn’t they park somewhere else and watch for the shopper to come out of the store. One man told me his wife “could hardly walk”, ok then pick her up at the door instead of making her walk to the last space where he was parked! I’ve been dealing with the handicapped parking situation since the early 1990’s and it isn’t getting any better.

  • Faith

    Kate is right. Every time that hateful loser parks there illegally call the police report it and then call to have it towed.They will eventually get tired of paying the tow fees and the ticket fines. They can’t counter sue or file complaint if you aren’t leaving note or touching their car.

  • john

    first my wife and son are disabled and i cant stand it when a piece of shit parks in the handicapped spot when they don’ t have the tags or mirror placard and that complex should call the law like that piece of shit wants to do and they are right,there would be big trouble for them it is a federal law it wont be the handicapped persons problem it would be that piece of shits problem,the tow job and the fine’s would cure that problem then they can walk where they got to go.

  • Charles

    This world is going to hades in hand basket. People are meaner, more vicious, callus, self centered. The person who wrote that note must be in real a real disgusting human being.

  • Michael S. Wylie

    I have Cerebral Palsy, and because I didn’t agree with her on an online debate (we knew each other in real life for about 20 years), she said I was a disgrace to disabled people, everywhere. So unfortunately, behavior like the one displayed here doesn’t surprise me.

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