Colorado Springs, CO, Self-Storage Employee Accused of Accosting Disabled Woman

A disabled woman was allegedly struck in the head with a sign on Saturday by a Colorado Springs, Colo., self-storage employee who reportedly told her she was trespassing. Rachel Flanary was walking home from a nearby store when she became dizzy and stopped to rest on the sidewalk in front of Stetson Commons Self Storage on Tutt Boulevard, according to the source.

A disabled woman was allegedly struck in the head with a sign on Saturday by a Colorado Springs, Colo., self-storage employee who reportedly told her she was trespassing. Rachel Flanary was walking home from a nearby store when she became dizzy and stopped to rest on the sidewalk in front of Stetson Commons Self Storage on Tutt Boulevard, according to the source.

After two or three minutes, a man came out to confront her, allegedly hitting her in the head with the sign and repeatedly telling her to leave. "I just thought that was completely inappropriate to do to someone who is on the ground [and] can't get up,” Flanary told the source. “It was just really degrading."

Flanary indicated the dizziness she experienced was connected to her “medical disabilities,” though the report doesn’t detail her ailments.

It’s also not clear from the report what the sign was made of or its size. No description or identification of the employee who confronted Flanary was provided.

A related video posted to Facebook by Flanary has been viewed more than 11,000 times, the source reported.

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