Some people are in pain or sick on the inside while seemingly appearing healthy on the outside. Invisible illnesses such as arthritis, cancer, heart and lung disease, and other conditions qualify for handicap placards.
That said, I've seen young people park in handicapped designated spaces. JUMP out of their vehicle with their kids, hustle into a store and come back with something heavy they didn't want to carry very far. They think because another family member qualifies for the placard, its presence on the car gives them a license to use it. They are selfish and cruel to deprive someone who really needs the space. There are a lot of people like that these days who are all about themselves and nobody else. The cop knew better. He just thought he could get away with it.
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