Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Man Sorry for Taking Handicapped Spot

WELL! And he should be. But hey. I forgive him. He really does seem contrite.

Man Sorry for Taking Handicapped Spot
By Associated Press

Sat Dec 16, 7:35 AM

UNION, S.C. - A man who parked illegally in a space reserved for handicapped drivers was sentenced to stand outside the store with a sign telling everyone about his crime.

Ragheem Smith, 29, stood in front of a Bi-Lo grocery store Thursday with a handmade sign that read "I am not handicapped. I just parked there, sorry."

Magistrate Jeff Bailey imposed the sentence. "I figured he needed to apologize in a public way," Bailey said.

Smith told Bailey he didn't have the money and couldn't afford the time away from work that a
jail sentence would require. He could have been sentenced to 30 days in jail or fined $325.

"That was better than having to pay a lot of money," Smith said of his punishment. "I know I won't do it no more."

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Nancy said...

I think the judge should have included one day confined to a wheelchair.

k said...

Oh, EXCELLENT! And really confined, so he couldn't be jumping up out of it every time he tried to open the door to the public restroom, and so forth.


Cindi said...

Merry Christmas to you and Walter!
Thinking of you~~

pepektheassassin said...

Me, too!

Desert Cat said...

Merry Christmas, and I presume hopefully that the silence is all about you and Walter healing and enjoying the treat of an extended time of companionship.

Livey said...

Merry Christmas honey. Like DC said, I'm hoping the lack of posting is because you are so happy! If not, call me! Love ya!