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North Lima man claims he was assaulted in Boardman Walmart parking lot



Published: Sat, June 15, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

Staff report

BOARDMAN

A North Lima man told police he was assaulted by an employee of a locksmith just after 10 p.m. Thursday at the Walmart store here.

According to a police report, the man told police he was shoved by another man in the parking lot who was driving a van with a business name on the side.

The man told police he pulled into a handicapped parking space at the store when he noticed the other man pull into the handicapped space next to him.

The man was curious to know how the driver of a work vehicle could park in the spot, even though there was a handicapped placard visible.

The North Lima man went into the store hoping for an explanation from the store manager. He wasn’t satisfied with the answer he received so he waited for the man driving the van to come back so he could “politely” ask him why and how he is allowed to park there, according to a report.

When he approached the van driver, the driver became angered and pushed the man 6 to 8 feet backward. When the North Lima man turned away and started going back to his vehicle, the van driver followed him. The North Lima man eventually made it back to his car and was not injured, according to a report.

The man told police he plans to call the business named on the van to figure out who the driver was.

The man also told police the incident was recorded by surveillance cameras at Walmart, but police are unsure of that.


Comments

1123goz(580 comments)posted 1 year, 3 months ago

Just another ahole using granny's card so his lazy fat a doesn't need to walk an extra 20'. And what was the managers excuse?

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2jimt01(12 comments)posted 1 year, 3 months ago

replying to...123goz
Are you assuming that handicapped people don't work?

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3123goz(580 comments)posted 1 year, 3 months ago

Well, no. I'm assuming the guy in the truck didn't need to be in a handicap spot based on what the handicapped guy observed. I'm thinking if he had a handicap, he would have said so and not attacked the other guy.
I have seen more than my share of people that abuse those placards, like the guy up the street that still uses the one from his father that died 2 yrs ago. Like the 2 fat a's that bailed out of a car at Walmart at 6:30 in the morning, who had the whole parking lot to choose from, but took a wheelchair van spot. I suppose it was too much for them to turn around to see to back up out of a regular spot. Like the countless people that can walk better than me that take handicap spots with the Dodge 4x4 with a lift kit and giant tires, then ruun in the store.

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4bigluke082222(1 comment)posted 1 year, 3 months ago

I'm the individual this man is talking about.. This individual approached me cursing and asking me "how is it possible to be in a company van and use a handicap placard". I told the individual "that I have this placard legally through a dr.s prescription. I have health issues going back 20+ years and I am parking there legally". The individual proceeded to curse me repeatedly and reprimand me saying "that I should be ashamed of myself". He started moving towards me and I gave him a push and "told him to back off". He then yelled at me and cursed at me again. I then followed him to his car and said to him "that he is getting around very well and asked him why does he have a handicap placard?" He then saluted me with his middle finger and stuck his tongue out at me. I started laughing and walked back to my truck.

Bottom line: Should I be ashamed because I am disabled and choose to work? As long as I am parked legally, should I have to answer to someone (jr parking lot detective) when it is none of their business?

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