Brinks trucks caught parking in handicapped spots

10News looks into commercial trucks taking up parking places meant for the disabled.

When you see a Brinks armored truck, they are often temporarily stopped in front of a business, either loading or unloading cash.  But a viewer tipped off 10News WTSP to one parked in a handicapped spot, and she snapped pictures of it at two different locations along Boyette Road in the Riverview area.
 
She says she took a picture of a Brinks truck parked in a handicapped spot about two weeks ago on a Friday morning  around 9 a.m. 
 
It was at the Tampa Bay Federal Credit Union.  Then a week later, she says, she snapped another photo of what appears to be the same truck, again parked in a handicapped spot, this time at a CVS around 9:30 a.m.  
 
The viewer says she asked the driver if he was allowed to park there and he told her they could do what they want. 
 
10News showed the pictures to several other drivers who say they should not be allowed to park there.
 
I checked with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and officials said the driver could be ticketed, but the sheriff's office says it can pull in front of the business blocking some spaces temporarily to load or unload. However, armored trucks are not allowed to park in handicapped spots.
 
Brinks' corporate office was contacted to find out if this is common practice for their drivers. They asked for the photos to be emailed to them, and they would look into it.  10News is still waiting for a response.
 
As for the viewer who sent in the pictures, she didn't want to go on camera, but she did say she never thought much of who parked in those handicapped spots until she needed them herself.
 


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