"Sometimes," said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Shane got hit by a car tonight

So, tonight we got home from visiting Shane's dad and we pulled into the parking lot of the apartments. There are two handicapped spots, side by side and there was a car parked dead in the middle of both of them, still running. Shane got out of the car to tell the person to move but they weren't in their car. Then they came out of the building attached to us and Shane told him he had to move. The guy told Shane that he "couldn't tell him what to do and he wasn't going to move". Shane told him we had a disabled daughter and that the guy wasn't allowed to park there and we needed to. They argued back and forth and the guy went into his car, grabbed some stuff and WALKED AWAY. So we called the police (all the while, both girls are in the car, crying) and were standing behind his car.

The guy came back out and I had taken a picture of his license plate (but not the car in the parking space SIGH) and was on the phone with the police. I told him I was on the phone with the police and they were on their way out. He got into his car AND STARTED BACKING UP.I started moving out of the way and Shane went to move me out of the way and the guy in the car HIT SHANE WITH HIS CAR. He actually HIT HIM. Shane slammed his hands down on the trunk and the guy HIT HIM AGAIN. A piece of the guys thin trim came off and he got out of his car and started screaming that we had "effed up his car and we were going to pay". HE then takes out HIS phone and called the police on US, telling us we were going to pay for this and that we "effed up his car" etc etc. The police came out, we had already pulled into the spot because the guy had moved and was parked at an angle behind us. 

The police came and spoke to us and I explained what had happened. They talked to the guy, who started arguing with them about parking in those spots. Yes, they argued with the police. The police were unable to do anything because the picture I took only had their license plate in it and the guy said he didn't hit Shane intentionally (UH LIE, I was ON THE PHONE with dispatch when he hit him!). They were pissed at the guy and chewed them out for like 10 minutes but in the end, the guys reparked and the police gave them a warning. 

It gets even better, we came in and called the apartment manager who said they wouldn't do anything to enforce the parking spots and all we could do is call the police. Shane asked them to send out a notice to the residents asking them not to park there and the manager refused!!! He said he "wouldn't do that and we'd have to keep calling the police" because it was "the police's business". 

I cant believe this happened. I'm so upset that this keeps happening and we still have 4 freaking weeks to live in this dump. 

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