Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver has posted another rant on Facebook - this time targeting those who illegally park in handicapped spaces.
Chief Oliver expressed his concerns in about 430 words on the Brimfield Police Department's Facebook page. It's all focusing attention on people who use handicapped parking spaces for the wrong reasons.
He offered a few tips, included some examples and attached his opinion. The post had more than a1,000 "likes" and around 200 comments as of 10 a.m.
You can read the full Facebook post below.
(Full Facebook Post)
Chief’s Rant…..on handicapped parking.
Handicapped parking was designed for people who have trouble moving around. Some are in wheelchairs; some use canes….some just have trouble walking great distances. Some have incurable diseases; some have heart or lung issues. Some have the affliction which will get us all someday…”TMB”….. Too Many Birthdays.
Handicapped parking is a basic common sense th
Some other tips from us, because we care….and slackers make us want to bang our heads on car hoods.
•If you use a handicapped space and you jump out of the vehicle, all healthy-like, as if someone is dangling free cheeseburgers on a stick, expect people to stare at you and get angry. You are milking the system and it aggravates those of us who play by the rules. Ignoring us does not make you invisible. We see you, loser.
•If your 99 year-old grandmother or other qualifying relative is not with you, park in a regular spot, like the rest of us. We do not care if you are going in the store to “get her medicine”. Don’t be a mope. You can WALK.
•It is highly disrespectful to use a dead person’s handicapped pass. If you do this, I hope lightning strikes you as you are walking towards the store. I will bring the marshmallows.
•I am not a skinny guy. I know….you are all shocked….I rant and post like a skinny guy. It’s a nice quality. If you use a handicapped permit because you are “husky” “big-boned” “short for your weight” or any other term used for being overweight…you are missing the boat. You should walk. This also applies to the little electric carts in the store…. Walk. You are not handicapped. You are overweight. That is not a handicap. It’s a choice. Movement is the cure.
•If you are not supposed park in a handicapped space and do so, we will ticket you. We may even tow your car. No pleading, no excuses….no love. There are people who have the need for those spaces. We will make sure they have access.
It is a right or wrong proposition. We all should know the difference……Chief Oliver.