Argument over handicapped parking space leads to fight, arrests | News
SALISBURY - Three people face charges after a fistfight broke out over a man parking in a handicapped spot at a Food Lion grocery store.
It happened on Sunday afternoon around 2:30, according to a police report.
Kannapolis residents Dale and Jacqueline Stanback parked their car in a spot reserved for the handicapped in the parking lot of the Food Lion on Mahaley Avenue.
James Wilson, 57, of Parkview Circle in Salisbury confronted Dale Stanback about parking in the spot, according to the report.
Stanback then showed Wilson a "handicapped placard" indicating that he was eligible to park in the spot, but Wilson continued to argue.
Police and witnesses say that Wilson then approached Stanback and hit him in the face with his fist. Stanback grabbed Wilson and slammed him onto his car. Both men then fell to the ground.
Another customer saw the fight and called police. When they arrived they found Stanback holding Wilson to the ground with his knee on Wilson's chest.
As police began talking to the men, Stanback's wife came out of the store and got involved in the argument, screaming and yelling while officers tried to calm the situation.
Wilson was charged with engaging in fighting in public and is out of jail on $500 bond, both Dale and Jacqueline Stanback were cited for resisting an officer.