A DRIVER has been left fuming after he was blocked in by a car – but trolls quickly pointed out he was in the wrong.
Mario Shepherd, 34, furiously took to Facebook after his burger van got blocked in at a car park in Northamptonshire.
The takeaway owner posted the "urgent" status to a community page demanding the driver of the white Volkswagen move it so he could get out.
The dad-of-two said the driver's parking meant he couldn't connect his car to the trailer and it was "holding up his whole operation".
However social media users were quick to point out The Flavour Trailer was parked across two disabled bays.
Slamming the businessman, many said he was being "dramatic" and didn't have the right to be moaning in the first place.
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One person commented on his post: "They don't mind taking up the disabled space though!"
Another added: "Maybe don't park in the disabled spot."
While a third fumed: "Apparently disabled parking is not as important as food van parking."
A fourth user wrote: "Bit dramatic, it's a burger van not an ambulance."
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But Mario defended his parking choice by explaining when he arrived at Grange Park Community Centre around 5pm to set up, the car park was full and there was nowhere else to park.
He claimed the centre, who he paid £50 to for selling burgers, gave him permission to park in the disabled spots.
Mario went on to blame Grange Park and said they should have reserved spaces for the van and everyone online was "bullying" him.
He said: "From the picture I can understand why people would want to b***h, but obviously nobody would want to block anyone with a disability for being in a parking space.
"It's hurtful because they don't understand the whole picture. They're back-biting and b****ing to make them feel better than us and from an adult perspective, that's bullying.
"[The community centre] rent the car park to us after hours so we've got authority to be there.
"The whole car park is full and we get told to go wherever. There's other spaces that could have been coned off.
"We'd love to keep the disabled bays free."
Mario added that it's their "most difficult site" to get in and out of – and they've stopped using it since.
He said: "I posted because I wanted to help the crew because they had trouble getting it in and then they were stuck getting it out.
"It was resolved so quickly. Nobody in the scenario was upset at all and everyone was very polite.
"It was more the people online that were trying to bully us behind the keyboard."
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Grange Park Parish Council, who manage the community centre, said: "Grange Park Parish Council were not aware of any issues.
"If we had known we would have worked with the parties to resolve the situation."
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