Note on car leads to crude reply to amputee

Mar 19, 2015 2:16 PM by News Staff, Photo: WBNS

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.

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