My fiancé and I visited Glorias Restaurant located at 5100 Belt Line Road, Addison, TX on 8/26/2012. When we arrived there was one empty handicap parking space and a high end luxury vehicle without a handicap permit was parked in the other handicap space. My fiancé has a prosthetic leg and we have a valid handicap parking permit so we parked in the empty handicap space. A valet attendant immediately approached my vehicle and when I rolled my window down he said that we were not allowed to park there. I showed him our handicap permit and told him that we were in fact allowed to park there. He then informed us that the handicap parking spaces are reserved for VIP per the restaurant owner’s request. The reason for this is so that they can avoid getting “door dings” on their luxury vehicles. I explained to him that my fiancé is disabled and we have a handicap parking permit and if he did not let us park there we were going to contact local law enforcement. The attendant would not let me get out of my vehicle and repeatedly told us that those parking spaces were reserved for VIP. My fiancé finally informed the attendant that he has a prosthetic leg. The valet attendant then reached his head into my car and over me to get a look at my fiancés leg. Once he saw that my fiancé was physically disabled he agreed to let us park there. This experience was extremely discriminating and the fact that the restaurant reserves the handicap parking spaces for VIP whether they are disabled or not is against the law.
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