MIAMISBURG, Ohio — An Ohio woman with a prosthetic leg says she was happy when her apartment complex gave her a parking spot closer to her door, but now she is in a battle of words with a neighbor who keeps taking her spot.
Accoridng to WKEF, 26-year-old Ashley Brady lost her right leg in an accident last year. She learned to walk again with a prosthetic, but getting across her apartment complex’s parking lot proved difficult, especially when there was snow and ice.
So, the apartment complex designated a parking spot for Brady to park closer and avoid icy falls.
“I finally get my handicapped parking spot last Thursday, and then I come home on Saturday, and they’re parking in my parking spot,” Brady told WKEF.
She decided to leave a note when she didn’t see a handicap placard or plate, but in return, she received a very rude letter under her windshield. The letter reads:
“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 5 times over and over. Because my brain just couldn’t even process the level of mean that it was,” Brady said.
“If this person really knew her they would never talk to her that way because she’s so sweet,” said Brady’s sister Kaitlyn Siler.
Brady’s sisters posted a picture of the note on Facebook in hopes of bringing awareness to struggles that come with disabilities. It’s been shared over one thousand times, and Brady has received an outpouring of support.
Brady has filed a grievance with Miamisburg, Ohio police. Management of the apartment complex have not yet decided on a course of action for the incident.