Florida woman ‘mortified’ by valet ticket calling her ‘fat’

By David Ferguson
Monday, December 31, 2012 20:11 EDT
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Sharyn Peoples via screencap
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A woman in Boca Raton, Florida picked up her car from a valet service earlier this month only to find an insult scrawled on the stub of her parking ticket.

“I was mortified,” Sharyn Peoples told Channel 6, NBC Miami. “In handwriting it said ‘play, red dress, and fat’ on it.”

Peoples was wearing a red dress on the night in question and appearing nearby in a play. The insult on her parking ticket prompted her to call the manager of LAZ parking, the agency operating the valet service.

“It’s only words and it’s from some kid, and that’s one of the things the guy said to me on the phone,” Peoples said. “He said, ‘You know, we employ 18- and 20-year-old kids.’ I said, ‘Sir, they’re legally adults.’”

The agency has offerred Peoples free parking in 2013 and a gift card at a local restaurant, but she wants the employee who wrote the offending ticket to be fired.

“People should not accept employees slandering their patrons in any way, shape, or form,” she said.

Luis Macedo, the general manager of LAZ Parking of Florida, said in a statement on Friday, “We deeply regret this incident and the company has apologized to the customer and the employee has been disciplined. LAZ Parking continues to be committed to providing the best customer experience possible.”

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David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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