Skip to comments.Man That Started Fatal Costco Parking Lot Fight Not Home Since Incident
Posted on 06/14/2012 11:11:59 AM PDT by null and void
REDDING, Calif. -
We're awaiting new details from the Shasta County District Attorney's Office on whether they'll file charges in that Costco parking lot fight that turned deadly this week.
81-year-old Robert Mix of Paynes Creek was taken off life support on Tuesday.
He fell during the fight, which happened on Monday. Police say Mix was blocking traffic while waiting for a handicapped parking spot. That's when 70-year old Gerald Carpenter of Lakehead punched him in the arm. Mix got out and tried hitting Carpenter with his metal cane. The two scuffled and fell to the ground with Mix hitting his head.
We tracked down Carpenter's address in Lake Head Wednesday. Nobody was home, but we did speak with someone near the property that says Carpenter is part Indian, is known to have a hot temper, and hasn't been home since the incident on Monday.
What does “part Indian” have to do with this?
He was upset about not getting more beads for Manhattan, and had been drinking firewater.
Bumped his head on the pavement and died while under treatment at the ER. Perhaps the police should take a look at the ER staff considering how many people die here each year from medical mistakes. Also there is usually a contractual “Code of Silence” for all staff at most hospitals and ER’s.
Most places do not have enough spots, believe it or not. Since being diagnosed with severe arthritis and undergoing joint replacement surgery this spring I’ve learned a lot about the world of the disabled.
Many handicap parking spots are no better than the regular spots. It can be just as easy for my husband to drop me and the door and go park, and then pick me up at the door.
To get a handicap spot at Cracker Barrel one must arrive before 4:30 PM, any day of the week.
The use of mobility scooters in stores like Walmart should be limited to the owners of legal handicap plackards, or the store needs to purchase twice the number they have. Walmart is terrible about keeping their scooters serviced and charged up.
Redding CA is not a great place to live. Recently there were Sherrif’s deputies swarming all over my daughter’s yard looking for a wanted parole who was trying to hide. Redding has, for it’s size, too much criminal activity, especially gang related.
Just yesterday, I saw this lady who could barely walk, park in a disabled parking spot, walk into the store, search for a motorized chair, couldn't find one in the store, had to amble back outside, and got on one left in the parking lot and blocking another parking space.
I don't know where you live, but in California MOST shopping places have way TOO many handicap parking spaces. I've been to the Costco in Redding, and they have more than enough handicap spaces. The incident in Redding didn't involve an issue of not enough parking spaces. It was two men who were acting childish, period.
As for Mobility Scooters, I concur. Just because someone is "overweight" should not be an excuse to drive a mobility cart. If they didn't purchase the garbage they buy with their EBT cards, and they walked instead of using the scooters, they could possibly lose that excess weight.
Can the calls for more socialism.
Google maps shows 16 wheelchair parking spaces. Can’t tell how many regular handicapped spaces.
The two “scuffled”. I wonder if actually rose to the level of “scuffle”.
One of them raised cane...
You can't make up stuff this good.
I see every time I go to the store why there are so many handicapped spots.
Invariably, at least one person parking there fits a certain profile and is simply overweight.
They get some doctor to approve of their special parking permit so they don’t have to walk their fattasses 6 more steps to the front door.
Agreed. When I go to shopping places in my hometown, invariably, I see someone parking in a handicapped spot who, when the get out of their vehicle, has NO discernable disability, and who walk quite briskly to the entrance. I think too many people obtain placards for an elderly family member who no longer drives, and then uses the placard to make their life easier at the expense of people who really need the parking.
I was expecting some pushback from someone with a real disability that wouldn’t be discernable, then I’d have to go into the “aura of entitlement” that I get from the folks I’m describing.
I imagine that Walmart adjusts its policies based upon the best available information about how those policies ultimately affect their profits. As they should.
>The use of mobility scooters in stores like Walmart should be limited to the owners of legal handicap plackards,<
In case you don’t know, there are folks who can be absolutely incapacitated by an injury that is considered temporary, so they don’t fall within the guidelines to get a handicap permit. That doesn’t mean such folks aren’t in severe pain, which prevents them from walking.
Why should such a person be denied the help they legitimately need, so a cart can be put aside for some 400 pound oaf with a handicap sticker?
Many permanently disabled folks bring their personal scooters to the store. That way, they don’t have to worry about availability.
I do know. I also know that doctors can and do hand out temporary plackards all the time. It is possible to get them for 3 months, six months, etc. That covers injuries to any age group too.
I also know that such plackards are not given to those who are merely overweight and do not want to walk.
I’m in Ohio, and I have never seen any place with 16 reserved handicapped spaces. Most places around here have about five, max. My orthopedists office has three!
That’s interesting. You mean anyone can get one of those scooters just for asking? Most of the people I see using them walk into the store. Many of them look like they could use the exercise of walking to get their groceries.
I’ve taken care of lots of elderly people who fall and hit their head. Many end up with brain hemorrhages or broken necks. The bones are much more fragile, so break easier. Also with head bleeds, the age related changes make bleeds worse then for young people. Then you have co-morbidity. Do they take any kind of blood thinner like warfarin, Plavix, Effient to treat cardiac problems? I’ve seen elderly people die from injuries a 20 year old would walk off.
No store personnel asks why you need one of the shopping scooters. It is always first come, first served and I have encountered a few people who wanted to argue about whose need is greater.
Many people who use them do walk into the store, but that doesn’t mean they can walk long enough to get a week’s groceries. Arthritis, copd, recovering from heart or other surgery are invisible.
Someone here suggested everybody just buy their own. Unfortunately they run thousands of dollars for the scooter, then you need a way to load and unload the scooter out of the vehicle large enough to carry it. Contrary to the ads you may see, Medicare does NOT pay for scooters.