Tis The Season… To Steal Handicapped Parking?

HUNTINGTON, NY (WCBS 880) – At the Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington, Long Island, there are dozens of handicapped parking spaces, and Suffolk County Sheriff’s deputies are closely watching.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

They are trying to make sure that no one parks in the spots illegally, especially now during the busy holiday season.

The deputies are patrolling all the shopping centers in the county and if they find a driver who parked illegally, that driver will face hundreds of dollars in fines.

The sheriff told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall that if you see a car parked in one of the designated spaces without a handicap licence plate or placard in the window, you can call and report the driver.

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  • MArty Kriegs

    They need to come to the meadowlands on a Saturday night. They have about 200 handicapped spaces and they are all full. You can see them get out of the car and run to the gates. Especially when it 1 minute to post. Go Get em

  • DanTe

    I love seeing slime balls park in the cripple zone at places like Home Depot. What kind of cripple can do home repair?

    • Michael H.

      Clearly everybody who walks into Home Depot is doing some sort of labor intensive project. No, they’re certainly not there to purchase a home appliance which would be delivered and installed by a Home Depot employee/contractor. None of them are purchasing home maintenance things like light bulbs, air filters, etc. No, everybody that walks into a Home Depot will be climbing ladders, laying down hardwood flooring and will be swinging around a 40 pound chainsaw in their backyard.


  • Bob

    I can’t walk far to get to the Mall but I can walk for miles once I’m inside the mall.

  • bill veni

    why is it that the disabled demand equality in everything but parking spaces?

    • Michael H.

      It’s not about equality but accessibility.

  • Jimmy

    I hope the deputies are also checking if the permits are current.

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