Woman with prosthetic leg fights back after mean note is left on car

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MIAMISBURG, Ohio -- A Miamisburg woman with a prosthetic leg is in a battle of words with her neighbor she says keeps taking her spot.

WKEF reports that Ashley Brady, 26, lost her right leg in an accident last year. She learned to walk again with a prosthetic leg. But she still had trouble crossing the parking lot with all the ice and snow, and she fell multiple times.

Brady said her apartment complex designated a parking spot that was closer for her so she could avoid those icy falls.

A few days later, she found someone else parking in her spot and didn't see a handicapped placard or plate. So she left a note that she described as "stern and confident."

She told WKEF that it said, in part: Hey handicapped! First, never place your hands on my car again! Second, honey you ain't the only one with struggles. I let the office know the cry baby one leg touches my property I will cause trouble. So go cry your struggles to someone who cares cause I'm walking away with both mine!"

"I read it probably like 5 times over and over," Brady told WKEF. "Because my brain just couldn't even process the level of mean that it was."

Brady's sisters posted a photo of the note on Facebook in hopes of bringing awareness to struggles that come with disabilities. WKEF reports it was shared over 1,000 times.

"I got a lot of feedback from this online from a lot of other amputees who have been in similar situations," she said. "You're not just going to get what you want by bullying. She told me to cry to someone who cares, so I went to the Internet, and it turns out a lot of people care.

Brady filed a grievance with Miamisburg police. Management of the apartment complex have not yet decided on a course of action for the incident.

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