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San Ramon man charged with dumping man out of wheelchair

Original post made on Feb 1, 2020

A San Ramon man has been charged with assault and attempted kidnapping after he allegedly got into an argument over a handicap parking space with a man using a wheelchair and dumped him onto the floor of a Target in Pleasant Hill.

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5 people like this
Posted by San ramon
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 1, 2020 at 3:25 pm

this is what happens when cities like San Ramon allow low income housing. The Mr. Tiger is originally from Antioch and Pittsburg


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Posted by Nick
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 2, 2020 at 8:16 am

One should've kept his mouth shut, and the other his hands to himself.


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Posted by San Ramon resideent
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 3, 2020 at 9:01 am

There is no law against talking. There aren't laws against telling a law breaker that you know what they are doing and DON'T LIKE IT. In fact confronting someone can have a normalizing (de-normalizing) effect. The guy in the wheelchair was obviously willing to risk the retaliation. That was his LEGAL RIGHT.

On the other hand there are laws against assault ...and parking in handicapped zones. I'm glad the law breaker got what was coming to him. If he is found guilty, I hope he does time for it. No one has the right to retaliate especially after breaking the law.

I'm not saying that everyone should speak out in all situations. Just that speaking out is a right, and that right needs protection, not chastisement.

"I don't agree with what you're saying, but will defend to the death your right to say it" is being replaced with entitlement and then violence to enforce it ...AS THE NORM!!! The last post recommends the solution of being afraid and law abiding citizens modifying our behavior, that is, accepting and hiding from criminals. Advocating for silence is a vote for more and greater bad behavior.

It should be normal for criminals to know that if they break the law they will pay the consequences. That starts with speaking up.


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Posted by Nick
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 3, 2020 at 10:05 am

Confronting someone over a handicapped parking space is stupid. Confrontation of a total stranger can be deadly. If you think someone is parking illegally, call the police. Which is what you should do in any illegal situation. It's not his property, and he has no say as to who can and can't park there.


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Posted by San Ramon Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 3, 2020 at 3:04 pm

Nick,

The first time through you said "...should have kept his mouth shut," now you're saying "Confrontation is stupid". Which one is it? They are almost the same thing, but they aren't exactly the same.

I disagree with "...mouth shut". I don't really disagree with "confrontation is stupid". It's just stated rudely and doesn't go far enough in describing when one should stand up for themselves or others.

Don't worry, I don't think you're stupid ...you're entitled to your point of view.


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Posted by My two sense
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 6, 2020 at 6:52 am

Nick, you sound like a Douche. There is nothing wrong with letting people know that they need to have a placard to park in a disabled spot. There is a valid reason for those spots. No one deserves to be assaulted, especially from people that are breaking the law. I see people at Safeway always parking with no placard. Yes, you take the chance their will be a possible confrontation if you say something, the man in the wheel chair must be frustrated seeing this over and over again. Mr. Tiger is trash and a punk. Everyone in this world now feels they are “entitled” and this is a clear example. He felt entitled to illegally park in a disabled spot, he felt entitled to get a forced apology and he felt he was entitled to assault this disabled guy. Pure bullshit. You can live your life in silence and not sticking up for what you feel is right but don’t get on this man’s ass for standing up to trashy people who do this. Sorry you don’t have any webos.


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Blackhawk
on Feb 7, 2020 at 10:06 am

Nick has a valid point. If you see something illegal, let LE handle it. Would you confront a burglar if he was burglarizing your neighbors house, or would you call the cops? ALWAYS call the police, and let them handle it. You can't start a fight with someone and not expect it to escalate. The suspect retaliated when the guy in the wheelchair refused to apologize to his wife. He scared her when he banged on her window. The guy in the wheelchair said he didn't want the argument to continue. Since when does an apology start an argument? And if he insisted on confronting someone, the guy should've confronted the man, not the woman.


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Posted by Nick
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 7, 2020 at 1:07 pm

Just because you have a "legal right" to mouth off to someone doesn't mean it's a good idea to do it. There are consequences. He learned the hard way. Take responsibility for your own actions that lead to the outcome.


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Blackhawk
on Feb 7, 2020 at 8:06 pm

Nowhere in this story does it say he was parking illegally, nor did he get a ticket for parking illegally.


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