An Ohio woman with a prosthetic leg who asked a neighbor not to park in her apartment building's handicap spot found a nasty note on her car calling her a "cry baby one leg."
Ashley Brady, 26, told the Amputee Coalition of America that she lost her leg over the summer and has been trying to adjust to life with a prosthetic. She said she had been waiting all winter to have a parking spot near her apartment in Miamisburg changed to one reserved for people with handicaps.
"I FINALLY get my parking spot and this small victory meant soo much to me," Brady wrote. "Then after having my parking spot only 2 days a lady who was not handicap and does not have plates parked in my spot."
Brady said she left a note on the woman's car asking her not to park there and warning that it would be towed in the future. Later, she found a response letter on her own car.
The letter begins "Hey Handicap," and reads:
“1st, never place your hands on my car again! 2nd, 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 about what your note said shove it, but you touch my car again and 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!!!!!!"
The letter is signed "Bitch."
After Brady and her sisters shared the note on social media, she received plenty of support -- as well as advice to contact the police and have the car towed if the woman parks in that spot again.
"I got a lot of feedback online from a lot of other amputees who have been in similar situations," Brady told ABC22, "You're not just going to get what you want by being bullying. She told me to cry to someone who cares, so I went to the Internet and it turns out a lot of people care."
Brady also told the station that she has filed a report with the local police.