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Here's something to ponder.....Last week while on patrol at the mall parking lot, I saw a Harley sitting in a handicapped spot....This is nothing unusual in one respect as the mall has no motorcycle parking spots.....And a lot of bikers park in the cross hatched areas at the ends of these handicapped spots....OK I'm out of my vehicle about to write this Harley rider a $250.00 ticket, when I noticed his license plate.....Sure as God made little green apples........it was a state issued handicapped tag, all legal.....Had the wheel chair in the center of the tag, just like the cars and was stamped "handicapped".

So being naturally curious about that tag I made my patrols and watched that Harley.....This guy comes out of the mall and goes to that Harley, I went over and asked how he got it...He said that two years ago he was hit on the right side by a car..Messed up his right knee, and after a knee replacement surgery, he felt he could ride again buteven afterthat surgery, too much walking put a strain on his right knee......So he had his Doctor fill out the paper work and now he has a closer walk into where ever he goes..... Also said he has one on his truck too......

Now that has me wondering since we have to park, as employees of the mall about three city blocks from our office, and being a heart patient, I wonder if I can get my Doctor to fill out that paperwork ???? Then I would only be less that 50ft from our office........not three city blocks

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I worked with a guy in Colorado who had the blue plate...his back was such that, while he could walk normally, he was extremely limited with distance. While I was always skeptical...I must admit, he did seem genuinely regretful that he had to use that blue plate...

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I have a placard that I've threatened to use a time or two. Our van has the handicap plates for my wife or me. Funny being able to ride but not walk any distance does get you looks. Little things called asbestosis, T4D exposureand bad kneeslimits how far I go at a time on foot. If I had to pedal the wing I'd park it. Gets to where I can't put my feet down I'll get training wheels or a trike. Luck of the draw Claude but don't they recommend walking for heart patients? Keno
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My Doc has offered me one at least 4 times Keep turning him down!!!!
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Here's something to ponder.....Last week while on patrol at the mall parking lot, I saw a Harley sitting in a handicapped spot....This is nothing unusual in one respect as the mall has no motorcycle parking spots.....And a lot of bikers park in the cross hatched areas at the ends of these handicapped spots....OK I'm out of my vehicle about to write this Harley rider a $250.00 ticket, when I noticed his license plate.....Sure as God made little green apples........it was a state issued handicapped tag, all legal.....Had the wheel chair in the center of the tag, just like the cars and was stamped "handicapped".

So being naturally curious about that tag I made my patrols and watched that Harley.....This guy comes out of the mall and goes to that Harley, I went over and asked how he got it...He said that two years ago he was hit on the right side by a car..Messed up his right knee, and after a knee replacement surgery, he felt he could ride again buteven afterthat surgery, too much walking put a strain on his right knee......So he had his Doctor fill out the paper work and now he has a closer walk into where ever he goes..... Also said he has one on his truck too......

Now that has me wondering since we have to park, as employees of the mall about three city blocks from our office, and being a heart patient, I wonder if I can get my Doctor to fill out that paperwork ???? Then I would only be less that 50ft from our office........not three city blocks

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I don't want to cause any offense, but I'm curious Redbaron, if you're mall security patrol, how are you able to hand out $250.00 tickets?
I'm a law-abiding citizen, but I've had a couple of run-ins with private security types.
Both in the same place, for the same offence. I drop my wife at the supermarket door, this is a run in and out..I'm sitting with the motor running and the wannabee cop tells me I can't park in a fire lane, to which I reply,"I'm not parked, this is called STANDING". If the fire trucks show up...I'll be glad to move!I'm then told I have to move. I told him to call a cop, and he went away,with a bruised ego

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"I don't want to cause any offense, but I'm curious Redbaron, if you're mall security patrol, how are you able to hand out $250.00 tickets?
I'm a law-abiding citizen, but I've had a couple of run-ins with private security types.
Both in the same place, for the same offence. I drop my wife at the supermarket door, this is a run in and out..I'm sitting with the motor running and the wannabee cop tells me I can't park in a fire lane, to which I reply,"I'm not parked, this is called STANDING". If the fire trucks show up...I'll be glad to move!I'm then told I have to move. I told him to call a cop, and he went away,with a bruised ego"


I also work in the private security industry at a shopping center. Some shopping center can write bonifide parking tickets. I was able to at the last place I worked. I even had one guy tear one up thinking it was a joke, but when the state suspended his license for unpaid parking tickets he wasn't laughing.

And why is it that people have to give security officers so much grief in the performance of their job? When people aren't following the rules, they call us rent-a-cop and such, but let them actually need help then it's "sir". If you can't treat security officers with some respect then stay home. end of rant>

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If you can't treat security officers with some respect then stay home. end of rant>
I have no problems with mall security, but I do with malls. Ain't nothing there I want.







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I have no problems with mall security, but I do with malls. Ain't nothing there I want.

I doubt they have a large selection for a ferret anyway, and they also have pest control at most malls, so I doubt you'd be welcomed anyway. I mean, when was the last time you were in a mall and seen a "Ferrets R Us"?



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I have no issue with any legitimate handicapper using the designated spaces, no matter what they drive. What burns me is that most malls designate far too many of these spaces, and they sit empty most of the time. But frequently they are occupied by someone who is using a handcapped persons car but are not themselves handicapped.

Oh yeah, the other thing that burns me are those people who think they are above all the regs and just park or sit at the entrance or in the fire lanes.

Other than that, I rather enjoy the opportunity to walk a few hundred feet--good for the heart and soul.

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here you can steam over this guy..... his living depends on tourists yet to me he's thumbing his nose at them!!!
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