Elving Torres is an administrative law judge with a problem. He needs to park his silver Mercedes-Benz AMG coupe as near as possible to his office in downtown Tampa, Florida. To solve his problem, Torres illegally borrows a handicap placard so he can park his car in the handicap spots near the building.
Unfortunately, this creates a problem for legitimate users like Raquel Fruchte. Ms. Fruchte uses a wheelchair and works in the same building. She had to park at the far end of the lot and propel herself up an incline to get to her office because there were no empty handicapped spaces.
Alan Snel, marketing director for a chain of bike shops in Tampa, has the solution: a free bicycle for the judge "so that he can bike to work and park even closer to the building than a car."