Picture on social media causes outrage, action

By News Staff


A troubling picture on social media is causing outrage and action.

Someone snapped a photo at the Garden City shopping center in Cranston before the holidays showing a woman in a wheelchair trying to get into her car. The car next to her is parked in a space that is not a parking spot, and blocking the woman from getting to her door.

The photo was shared hundreds of times on social media before Cranston Police released a statement to their Facebook page Tuesday night saying they’ve tracked down the driver and ticketed them.

Cranston Police go on to say their Department takes handicapped parking violations very seriously, and say they issued nine violations like these on Christmas Eve alone.

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