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Drivers speak out about illegal parkers in accessible spots

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Posted at 5:19 PM, Aug 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 07:16:04-04

DENVER — For disabled drivers, cars, and trucks that illegally take their spots can be more than an inconvenience. It can block their ability to park at all.

"It is very frustrating," explained Donna Malawy, pointing to a car with no handicapped permit. "If you have ever been injured and tried to walk a certain distance, it is really hard."

But it is not always customers who take the necessary spots. One man sent Denver7 photos of a Home Depot truck blocking several accessible spaces in front of a store in Glendale.

"We came to the Home Depot to pick up some supplies, and on our way out, we saw the vehicle was parked in the handicap spot," said Jonah Daley, who shared the photos, taken on August 20. "During that time, there were two or three handicapped drivers with placards trying to find parking, and they were not able to find it."

Denver7 reached out to Home Depot for comment but has not heard back. The frustrated drivers, however, have one message: for drivers to pay attention.

"Just be a normal decent human being," said Daley. "You don’t have a right to be there over the people that actually should be there."