Father speaks out against 'ignorant' note left after using disabled parking space

Julie Tanner and her 23-year-old daughter Paige were going shopping and parked their car in a disabled park.
Julie Tanner and her 23-year-old daughter Paige were going shopping and parked their car in a disabled park. Photo credit: Facebook

A father has spoken out against an anonymous driver who left a note on his wife's windscreen calling her "selfish" for parking in a disabled parking space.

Julie Tanner and her 23-year-old daughter Paige were going shopping in Reading, UK, and parked their car in a disabled park, reports The Daily Mail.

Paige has a permit to use these parks as she lives with chromosome disorder Tetrasomy 18p, meaning she can't do things for herself and requires round-the-clock care.

When Paige and her mother arrived back to their car, they were shocked to find an aggressive note tucked into the window.

"You will be reported for illegal use of a blue badge space," it read.

"I witnessed you and your young able bodied daughter park the car at the precinct with no sign of disability. This selfish action deprives a disabled person of somewhere to park."

Mr Tanner told the Daily Mail the note was "ignorant" and "completely cowardly".

"You shouldn't judge a book by its cover. My wife devotes her life to being Paige's full-time carer, she can't look after herself, take care of her hygiene or walk long distances.

"I would like to enlighten people and make them realise that disabilities come in all shapes and sizes. For my family we'd like an apology - I don't think I'll ever get it though.'

"To the person that wrote this letter, do not judge unless you know the full details of someone's disability."

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