DAYTON, OH - An Ohio woman with a prosthetic leg says she was happy when her apartment complex gave her a parking spot closer to her door. But, now she is in a battle of words with a neighbor who keeps taking her spot.
Ashley Brady, 26, lost her right leg in an accident last year. After learning how to walk again with a prosthetic, stairs are the easy part.
"I struggled a lot across the parking lot with the snow and ice in the parking lot trying to learn how to balance and walk. I fell multiple times." said Ashley Brady.
So her apartment complex designated this parking spot for Ashley to park closer and avoid icy falls.
"I finally get my handicapped parking spot last Thursday and then I come home on Saturday and they're parking in my parking spot." said Ashley Brady.
She decided to leave a note when she didn't see a handicap placard or plate.
"I was stern and confident in what I was saying. She in return had placed this really rude letter under my windshield wiper that said. Hey handicapped! First, never place your hands on my car again! Second, honey you ain't the only one with "struggles" I let the office know the cry baby one leg touches my property I will cause trouble. So go cry your struggles to someone who cares cause I'm walking away with both mine!" said Ashley Brady.
A few more choice words...
"I read it probably like 5 times over and over. Because my brain just couldn't even process the level of mean that it was." said Ashley Brady.
"If this person really knew her they would never talk to her that way because she's so sweet." said Ashley's Sister Kaitlyn Siler.
Ashley Brady's Sisters posted a picture of the note on Facebook in hopes of bringing awareness to struggles that come with disabilities. It's been shared over one thousand times.
"I got a lot of feedback from this online from a lot of other amputees who have been in similar situations. You're not just going to get what you want by being bullying. She told me to cry to someone who cares, so I went to the internet and it turns out a lot of people care." said Ashley Brady.
Brady has filed a grievance with Miamisburg, Ohio police.
Management of the apartment complex have not yet decided on a course of action for the incident.