​Mum Verbally Abused By Man After Rightfully Parking In Disabled Bay

A mum who rightfully parked in a disabled bay was verbally abused by a furious stranger, who screamed at her to 'get out' before bizarrely telling her 'not to use the race card'.

Beauty therapist Alexandra Bennett was with her 10-year-old son, Lucas, outside a doctors surgery in Crewe.

The 29-year-old suffers from a long-term condition known as Fibromyalgia, which causes pain across the whole body. Typically it develops between the ages of 30 and 50, and is more common in women than in men.

While sitting in the car, which was parked in a disabled bay, a furious man - who also had a blue badge - began shouting at her, telling her that she shouldn't be in the space.

Alexandra captured the exchange on camera, and in the footage the man can be heard swearing and screaming while her son watches on in shock.

Credit: Alexandra Bennett/Deadline News
Credit: Alexandra Bennett/Deadline News

At one point, the unidentified man even says, 'Don't use the race card', while pointing his finger through her window - even though Alexandra had not mentioned race once during the heated conversation.

He can then be heard saying: "You come here, you park the car in a disabled spot. You're just to idle to walk over there."

Alexandra posted the footage of the incident on Facebook on Tuesday, writing: "Is it any wonder people don't respect their eldest. Tuesday afternoon minding my own business then I get this abuse.

"For those of you that don't know I am classed as disabled so I have a disabled badge to allow me to park on disabled spaces.

"I'm so upset, I constantly get abuse because I don't look disabled and to shout at me like this in front of my son is disgusting.

"And to top it off I get accused of pulling the race card when I didn't mention one thing about my colour."

Credit: Alexandra Bennett/Deadline News
Credit: Alexandra Bennett/Deadline News

Speaking today, Alexandra said: "I felt really upset, more so for my son to witness that and honestly I did feel a little worried of what he would of done because he was so angry.

"When he said the race comment I honestly felt so fed up and upset because I never insinuated anything of the sort."

She continued: "I was picking up my son from school and I parked on the doctors car park which is right opposite my sons school because parking is a nightmare around there so I used the disabled parking space that was closest for me to get to the school.

"I waited for my son as he usually meets me on the car park and as I waited the man that hurled abuse at me parked right next to me in the next disabled parking bay.

"He parked that close to my car that my son was unable to get into the car, so without making a fuss I reversed out and pulled back in to the bay to give my son more room to get in the car.

"The man started shaking his head at me so I asked him why are you shaking your head at me then the video follows from there."

"He kept staring at me in my car before he kicked off so I think that he was brewing up for a while."

After she posted the shocking video, hundreds of people were quick to defend Alexandra, commenting on the post to blast the man for his behaviour.

Featured Image Credit: Deadline News/Alexandra Bennett

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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