Man Harasses Elderly Veteran For Parking in Fire Lane
Occurred on October 12, 2017 / Davenport, Iowa, USA
Info from Licensor: "As I was leaving Sams Club, approaching my car, I heard a confrontational voice behind me. When I turned to look I noticed a man, visibly upset, waving his arms saying something to an older gentle man about 'Fire Lane'. The older gentle man must've replied, though I couldn't hear what he said, because the angry man responded 'I want you to push your cart to your car!!' That was when the situation got my full attention. I watched for a few minutes as the angry man verbally harassed the older gentleman and his wife saying things like 'You are not privileged or special!', 'the rules apply to you too!', 'you are not above the rules!'. It was then I realized the angry man was not going to leave the older couple alone. So I started walking toward the scene with my cell phone in my hand hoping that if the angry man thought I was recording he would move on. When that wasn't the case and he continued with his tirade, I attempted to start recording but inadvertently took a still photo instead, delaying the start of the video. After what took place in the video, I began walking back to my car. The angry man then began yelling 'It doesn't give him the right to break the law, it doesn't give him the right to break the law'., in response to me thanking the older gentleman for being a Purple Heart recipient. At that point I ignored him. But then he yelled 'Are you done?' I replied 'Done being nice and kind? Never.'"