Man Accused of Racism for Trying to Keep His Apartment Complex Parking Spaces Open for Residents

Joseph Lama

A stressed and tired businessman holds his cellphone while sitting in his car.

A Reddit user shared a post about how he was insulted and accused of being a racist after calling a tow truck on people who were parked illegally.

The OP says he came home after a long day of running errands with his wife and 8-month-old son. He found no parking spots close to the private parking lots his complex provided for their tenants. Each person has a parking pass, and they are required to display the same on the window. The guests were supposed to park on the street or in the parking lot by the store next to the OP’s complex.

Called the Tow Truck Company

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The OP was worried about getting his son and stuff soaked since it was raining. He called the tow truck company for the complex and gave them the details of all the 13 cars parked there illegally. One lady who was illegally parked in the handicapped section without a handicap sticker saw him doing this and told him that he was using his white privilege to pull everyone down.

The OP wanted to know whether he did something wrong by doing so.

The Masses Weigh In

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Other Reddit users chipped into this conversation, with many saying that the OP did his rightful duty.

A user said the OP was right because the passes are not free, “Those passes and parking lot aren’t free. You pay for that parking space, one way or another, as do all your neighbors. By parking in those spaces without passes, they are stealing space and time from you. Towing rules are posted for exactly this reason.”

The OP was not racist since he did not know who had parked illegally; according to another user, “Not only that, HOW could you or anybody else know the race of people parked rudely?”

They Are Doing Something Illegal

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“People pay for those parking spaces; it is a violation of property rights to park without permission,” noted another user.

Another user points out that it was not white privilege, “it’s not “white privilege” if people are legit doing something illegal. How would you know what race the illegally parked cars were?”

Disabled People Really Need Those Parking Spots

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“People who park in the disabled parking when they aren’t disabled absolutely s**k, and 100% deserve getting their vehicles towed,” another user argued.

One handicapped user shared her view on this, “Crippled chick here. I depend on handicapped spaces (I’ve got a placard). My balance is bad enough, even with a walker, and that’s before factoring in pouring rain and wet pavement. Thank you so much for making that call.”

If You Don’t Stand Your Ground You Will Have Repeat Offenders

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They would repeat in the future if no action were taken against them; according to another user, “Thirteen cars parked illegally means that it is “the norm” for people to park there whenever they want, whether they have parking privileges in that lot or not. You had to do something – if there are no consequences, there will be 25 cars illegally parked in the lot next time. Accusing you of white privilege is just so wrong, and she knows it, but I guess she is just immature enough to use that so it can be your fault rather than admitting the illegal parkers, including herself, are in the wrong.”

She Should Stop Trying To Play the Victim

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According to another user, the lady was trying to play the victim; “That lady who told you you’re “using white privilege” is obviously just trying to play the victim instead of taking any responsibility.”

“I’ve never heard that white people are the only ones who can call tow trucks,” added a user, “Have I missed that memo somewhere?”

After paying fees, they may reconsider their future actions, noted another user, “I salute you for giving them consequences for their actions. Maybe the fees they have to pay to get their vehicles back will teach maybe at least one or two of them.”

He Thought It Was Odd He Was Invited to His Niece’s Wedding but After Driving for 600 Miles He Found Out Why

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A Reddit user shared a story about how he was invited to his niece’s rehearsal dinner 600 miles away, which he thought was a bit weird, but he was about to find out why he was invited.

He Thought It Was Odd He Was Invited to His Niece’s Wedding but After Driving for 600 Miles He Found Out Why

I Don’t Work Here! Karen Wants Her To Serve Them in a Restaurant She Does Not Work At, “Don’t You Take an Oath or Something?

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The original poster (OP) is a student who works as a waitress on the side. However, this story takes place at a restaurant where she DOES NOT work, even sometimes. She was there as a customer, but someone said no.

I Don’t Work Here! Karen Wants Her To Serve Them in a Restaurant She Does Not Work At, “Don’t You Take an Oath or Something?

She Went Back Home After Her Husband Chose to SHARE THE BED With His Friend and Asked Her to Sleep on the Floor

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One Reddit user posted in the “Am I the ***hole” group on Reddit, asking whether she was wrong for cutting her vacation short and returning home after her husband asked her to sleep on the floor instead of the bed.

She Went Back Home After Her Husband Chose to SHARE THE BED With His Friend and Asked Her to Sleep on the Floor

They Were Invited to a BBQ but Then Showed Up to An Empty Grill Because The Hosts Thought They Were Bringing The Food

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A Reddit user shared a story about how they were invited to a BBQ only to realize they were expected to bring food for the occasion. The hosts became annoyed when they didn’t bring food and refused to buy.

They Were Invited to a BBQ but Then Showed Up to An Empty Grill Because The Hosts Thought They Were Bringing The Food

Who Is In the Wrong, the Thief or the Food Owner? Office Lunch Thief Suffers Anaphylactic Shock and Ends up in Hospital

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A Redditor posted in the “Am I the ***hole” subreddit to ask whether he was in the wrong for sending his coworker into an anaphylactic shock.

Office Lunch Thief Suffers Anaphylactic Shock and Ends up in Hospital: Who Is In the Wrong, the Thief or the Food Owner?
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Originally posted 2023-10-03 18:00:13.