Assault, over a parking space

I have been reluctant to comment on this story but it’s all over the net and I find it tragic and interesting at the same time. Basically a 4’11″ woman was “saving” a parking space for her boyfriend when this fellow pulls up, a disagreement ensues and he hits her in the face, with enough power to lift her off the ground. Off course he runs away. She is in a coma with unspecified brain damage. He is out on bail, charged with felony assault.

The story is that people are amazed that an argument over a parking space would escalate to this level. I’m not sure I understand why. People get into fights over things every day. Go into any emergency room in any major city and you will find all sizes and ages of women who are beaten to within an inch of their lives for reasons that make this seem like a WWIII. The story is men’s rage against women. Parking has nothing to do with it.

Some men beat up women. Period. They are monsters and often don’t need an excuse. They just do it and need to be put away for a long long time. The issue here isn’t the parking space, it was big man/little woman. He was never taught any respect for the fairer sex, he was never taught that you don’t strike a woman, ever. He was never taught any civility. His record shows that. He should not be on the street.

He is claiming self-defense. What!!!!! Big bad man is afraid of tiny little woman. What a crock. This makes me sick.

JVH

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2 Responses to Assault, over a parking space

  1. Bossi says:

    I have to disagree… I can see road rage escalate in any variety of situations between a diverse array of demographics. It seems there’s a couple of these parking-rage stories every year & they’re not always a big man vs. a little woman… what surprises me is how surprised we all seem to be by it.
    I’ve seen some pretty entertaining fisticuffs thrown about as a result of parking (my favorite being a male businessman & female businesswoman — both well-dressed — engaging with another well-dressed businessman over a spot, despite the lot being empty only about 5 spots further away).
    I always back into parking, and I can recall two occasions in my 11 years of driving of someone cutting in behind me… I certainly felt slighted by it and while I didn’t deal any bodily harm, it’s possible there may have been some alterations to the person’s vehicle upon their return. …And I, like most people, would consider myself a mild-mannered, rational, and logical person :P

  2. BW says:

    I see a potential for road rage when you find an open spot using one of the new parking spot notification systems, but someone that was cruising for a spot in that vicinity pops into it just ahead of you. There’s no good way to reserve that spot once you find it.

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