Regarding my handicap placard and my reluctance to use it....here is a story from California:
There might have been other extenuating circumstances involved, but the overall theme is what I point to...this individual didn't "look" like he was disabled and this caused suspicion on the part of the park employee.
Please note - I've never experienced anything like this, but this certainly is a worry that goes through my head every time we do park in a handicap space. Ok, not to the extreme of getting arrested but certainly to the point of others casting doubt on my use of the handicap space.
We don't have a handicap license plate, only the placard (like the individual in this story). On good days (for example, when I don't go out with my cane), to the casual observer I don't appear disabled.
So, thought I'd pass the link along. Check it out if you'd like and hope everyone is having a great weekend!