Whole Foods Tows Disabled Teen’s Car From Handicapped Parking Spot
If you park at the Whole Foods parking lot on Canal Street just south of downtown, don’t leave the store or your car will be towed–even if you’re parked in a handicapped spot with a legit disabled placard.
According to CBS 2, that’s essentially what happened to a teenage girl with cystic fibrosis when the girl and her mother briefly left the Whole Foods lot after parking to grab a cup of coffee before returning to shop at the upscale grocer.
Whole Foods had the van towed off the lot because they thought the vehicle owner left the premises.
In the meantime, the young lady began having problems breathing and went back to the car to get her inhaler and prescription medicine. But, when they returned to where they were parked–no car.
Whole Foods is now trying very hard not to look like jerks, the Illinois State’s Attorney is investigating and at least one state representative who’s considering legislation.
Make sure you check out CBS 2′s full report where they also get in the face of drivers who are parking illegally in handicapped spots: “2 Investigators: Disabled Teen’s Vehicle Towed From Handicapped Parking Spot.”