The mother of a disabled child says she ‘just blocks people in’ when they park illegally in disabled parking sports.
Antoinette is the mother of a 16-year-old who has cerebral palsy and a dislocated hip.
The family have a Disabled Person's Parking Card or ‘blue badge’ they can use to park in disabled parking spaces when they are out with their daughter.
Only blue badge holders are entitled to use disabled parking spaces but Antoinette says she sees people illegally parked in them “on a regular basis”.
It is behaviour that frustrates her immensely and she now takes matters into her own hands.
“I just block them in,” she told Lunchtime Live.
“If they don’t have a blue badge, they shouldn’t be parked there.
“Obviously, I would see if there’s a blue badge there.
“If there’s not, I will literally block them and I will not move until I’m finished doing whatever I have to do.
“Obviously, if my daughter’s not with me, I’ll park on the far side of the carpark if I have to.”
The reaction from other people can often be angry but Antoinette believes she teaches them a valuable lesson.
“They’re illegally parked, so they’re preventing me from parking in that spot, so now they can wait,” she said.
“I refuse to move my car and I go back in and I’ll finish what I have to do and then I’ll come out and then I’ll move.
“The person who has illegally parked, they’re inconvenienced and they think twice the next time.”
Main image: A blue badge sign. Picture by: Dinendra Haria/SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire