Video: Photo shows post office vehicle parked in handicap spot, obstructing ramp

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – A viewer sent KFOX14 photos of a U.S. Postal Service vehicle parked in a handicap spot outside a bank in Las Cruces. Ruben Holguin told KFOX14 this isn’t the first time it’s happened.

Holguin said he has two sons in wheelchairs and thinks people who park in handicap spots when they’re not supposed to are being disrespectful.

A spokesperson with USPS sent KFOX14 a statement that reads, “Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We certainly apologize for this incident and will take steps to reinforce the message with our employees that parking in handicapped spots is not permitted at any time.”

That’s not good enough for a family with two kids in wheelchairs.

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  • IIlIIl111

    Of course, Post Office hating Fox News is all over it. They probably made it their lead story. One more reason to shut down the Postal System…………….

  • jjfad

    Its not even in a spot.

  • jonnyohio

    It’s in a no parking zone next to the spot. This article is just stupid. Let the mail carrier do their damn job..,,they have enough stress they don’t need you adding to it.

  • Parker

    See the UPS out going mailbox ??? I bet this spot is in front of a UPS store that doesn’t have a loading zone. Chances are, the mail person is in and out in less than 5 minutes.
    I do it all the time at a UPS location. Funny thing is…..I’m handicapped. I even carry my handicap placard and hang it in my truck so people can see. First thing they say is, you can’t be handicapped and work for the Post Office. To which I reply, I could get 100 percent disability, but I can still function and do my job. I would hate to have to sit at home and have your taxes pay me when I can still work….but they still want to complain about the Postal Service. The UPS driver parks in the same handicapped space and nothing is said to him. Why?

  • Parker

    By the way, my condition is deals with a lot of pain issues. Documented by Xrays…MRIs and cat scans. I’ve had several surgeries. Thank God I had plenty of six leave. (six car pile up. Truck driver fell asleep at the wheel and plowed into me and 5 other cars, I was in the hospital for 8 weeks. The Doctors did all they could. I just put up with the pain. I can no longer do my walking route, but the current route I have is all riding except for a shopping center that has a cluster box and a UPS store. I’m trying to work two more years so I can retire with full benefits. I am restricted to 8 hrs only. Since my accident, I’ve had to go to a fit for duty review. I still make above standards. I just put up with the pain….but the looks I get to stay off of welfare is funny.

  • Jim

    A disability parking stall consists of both the stall and the access aisle. The access aisle is the hashed areas next to the actual stalls. It’s illegal for anyone, including someone with a handicap parking placard/plate to park anywhere in the access aisle.