Apartment Resident Threatens To Tow The Van Of The Mom Of A Wheelchair-Bound Kid Who Kept Parking On His Designated Spot

by Chelsi

There are things that are plainly right and wrong, it's not black and white, it's also not complicated. If you hear the words, "I'm gonna have a wheelchair-accessible van towed" that would be basically wrong, right?

Listen to the story of this Redditor under the subreddit 'Am I The A**hole?' but rephrased as 'Will I Be The A**hole?'

OP lives in an apartment building where acquiring your designated parking spot takes more than just paying it off monthly. They are limited and there are specific rules on how many spaces one can get per tenant.

OP recounted that a family with two wheelchair-accessible vans moved in and was given the handicap spot for free. On one encounter, OP met them because the mom parked in his spot and reasoned that it was more accessible if she was with her kid who was in a wheelchair.

Not wanting to inconvenience the family, OP went to the leasing office to look for another spot but unfortunately, another one wouldn't let up for a few months. OP couldn't really give up his spot every single time since he worked until 1 am and any other place to park is too much of a hassle.

The mom cried and called him heartless for not wanting to give up his spot and things escalated from there.

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OP explained that there was another handicap spot on the other side of the complex and the one they already have is in front of their door. Also, not having his spot wouldn't inconvenience them since they only need one van to transport their kid and not simultaneously.

After OP decided to not relent, the mom parked in his spot several times and he would always leave a not to remove the car or he'll have it towed. The last straw was when he had to park on the bank's lot (semi-near the complex) because he was occupied and the mom's car wasn't moved even when asked.

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OP was on to something when he said the kid can only ride one vehicle at a time

OP was on to something when he said the kid can only ride one vehicle at a time

There could be compromise but that chance vanished when they chose to be entitled instead

There could be compromise but that chance vanished when they chose to be entitled instead
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Another reasonable option rather than aggravating other tenants

Another reasonable option rather than aggravating other tenants

She might've told her husband that OP said it was okay but he also might not care

She might've told her husband that OP said it was okay but he also might not care
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Here's a story about someone who made it work albeit not wheelchair related, the routine of car trading was something the family can do

Here's a story about someone who made it work albeit not wheelchair related, the routine of car trading was something the family can do

The word heartless was crossing the line especially when OP tried their best to find another spot

The word heartless was crossing the line especially when OP tried their best to find another spot
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It's not and the mother went on to stretch her kid's disability to excuse her attitude

It's not and the mother went on to stretch her kid's disability to excuse her attitude

OP was gracious enough not to fight them legally when they are clearly in violation

OP was gracious enough not to fight them legally when they are clearly in violation

OP would essentially be left with nothing, unlike the family that has other options

OP would essentially be left with nothing, unlike the family that has other options
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The lack of planning in this family is causing confusion and delay

The lack of planning in this family is causing confusion and delay
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It could've been a way around the issue but if the mother is going to be stubborn, she would ignore any law

It could've been a way around the issue but if the mother is going to be stubborn, she would ignore any law

This results in other people who dissability to be included in the assumption thus have other people make it harder for them

This results in other people who dissability to be included in the assumption thus have other people make it harder for them
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If OP is still wondering if he'll be the an a**hole for towing, Redditors got his back

If OP is still wondering if he'll be the an a**hole for towing, Redditors got his back

Tow away and maybe they can pay the company with their entitlement.

Tow away and maybe they can pay the company with their entitlement.
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In light of that decision, her son wouldn't lose the convinience of having the car near altogether

In light of that decision, her son wouldn't lose the convinience of having the car near altogether
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It it his right and after going out of his way and still being treated bad, he should do what needs to be done

It it his right and after going out of his way and still being treated bad, he should do what needs to be done

A general rule when you're dealing with people like the mom

A general rule when you're dealing with people like the mom

Compassion can only be received so far by those who would like to take it as submission to their entitlement. People with disabilities should have the resources that they deserve and people who make excuses and paint them in a bad light should think twice if they would be more badly affected.

The mother can deal with the consequences if OP would choose to have her car towed, there were technically multiple warnings already. Leave a comment if you think OP would be the a**hole for doing what he needs to do.

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