Friday during our afternoon break at work, a volunteer police car drove through our parking lot. The police car stopped behind a vehicle parked in a spot marked “handicapped.” Two very elderly men got out of the vehicle, circled the car parked in the spot, and then began taking pictures of it. Now at the time, the car did not have a handicap tag hanging from the rearview mirror, as is required in order to use handicap parking spots; but those of us who were outside at the time informed the wanna be cops that the person who owned the car was in fact handicapped. It didn’t matter to those fascists though, because they wrote a ticket anyway. We even pleaded with them to remain there long enough for us to get the owner of the vehicle so as to prove that the ticket was unnecessary. They flatly refused to wait. I guess they felt too proud of themselves for having done their “civic duty.”
The company is well aware of who has permission to park in the handicap parking spaces, and it watches those parking spaces on a daily basis. It is perfectly capable of handling those who park in them illegally. What need was there for those wanna be cops to come through a private parking lot just looking for someone to pick on? What crime did they prevent? What did they accomplish by their actions? Did they sleep a little better last night knowing they harassed an innocent person? There have been times we’ve had trouble with people breaking into cars in the parking lot, where were the wanna bes during those times? Wouldn’t they serve the community more efficiently by actually stopping CRIMINAL activities, as opposed to knit-picking over a handicap parking spot? GEEZ!!!
We do not need over-zealous wanna be cops roaming the streets harassing innocent people. Those old men would better serve the community by relieving themselves of their fake badges and joining in a nice game of Bingo or shuffle board.