Beech Grove woman receives hateful letter over handicap parking space

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BEECH GROVE, Ind. -- A 28-year-old mother became the target of a nasty letter all over a handicap parking space. Now she's reminding others to think before they speak.

"You never know what your words could mean to someone," Emily Frye said.

The five-month pregnant woman said while running errands with her daughters in Beech Grove, she parked in one of several open handicap spots near a Kroger with her handicap tag. She got back to her car to find an expletive-filled note on her windshield calling her lazy.

The note read:


You are just f****** lazy!

Taking a handicap spot!

F****** lazy b****!

While she looks healthy, Frye said that's simply not true.

She said she suffers from a life-threatening heart condition and physical activity can trigger episodes. She received the handicap placard two years ago.

"No one's more upset about it than I am and I think that's why it was so disheartening to see those words when she has no clue. You have no idea why I have it, why I need to take advantage of it sometimes," Frye said.

Frye said she was cleared to drive.