A furious mum was told she should not have used her blue badge at a Yorkshire shopping centre as her daughter ‘does not look disabled’.
Rachael Hanley had used her blue badge to park in a disabled bay while shopping with her children at Meadowhall in Sheffield on Friday.
However, when she returned to her car, she found an angry hand-written note stating that she had been reported for parking in the space.
The angry shopper told Rachael that her daughter ‘did not look or appear disabled’; adding that she should bring a wheelchair for her next time.
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The note read: “I have reported you for misusing a blue badge. Your daughter did not look or appear disabled.
“Hope your car is clamped. Next time bring a wheelchair.”
A furious Rachael shared the note on Facebook, adding that her daughter then began ‘fitting and vomiting’ when they returned to the car.
She said that her daughter, Evie-May, was left needing ‘basic life support’ as well as oxygen administering after falling ill.
Rachael posted: “Absolutely fuming! To the person who put a note on my car this morning whilst I was at Meadowhall with my two children.
“Not only did you verbally abuse me when I got out of the car and was putting my son in his pram, when I returned to my car two hours later you have placed a note on my windscreen.
“I had already took the time to explain why we had a blue badge (mainly to educate you that not all disabilities are visible).
“But had you of been at my car when I returned you would have witnessed why we have a blue badge, you would have seen Evie-Mae collapse to the floor fitting whilst vomiting and needing basic life support and then her oxygen administering.
“You would have seen she was only a few more seconds away from needing an ambulance.
“She may not look "disabled" or have a wheelchair but she does have additional needs. How dare you ruin our morning!”
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Rachael’s post has now been shared over 4,000 times and she has been inundated with support on Facebook.
Lynn Kinsey posted: “Horrific.... don't let ignorant people spoil your day.... hope your little one is ok xxx”
Anne Boyd posted: “Omg. How disgraceful!! Hope Evie-Mae is ok xx”
Holly Gill said: “How disgusting , that really makes my bloody boil! People really need to get a life and go back to school and be more educated about people who have disabilities x”
Barbara Nixon posted: “Rachael this is outrageous but please don't let one ignorant idiot ruin your day. You're doing a fantastic job.”