Location: Indianapolis. Crime: Cab driver refuses to give a woman a ride because of her unusually large size of 650 pounds. Result: Woman is planning to sue even after cab driver loses his license for six months.
The woman in question, Maraika Parker, said this to support her case: "Overweight, handicapped, blind, whatever: Just don't take it sitting down, because you don't have to." I'm not going to discriminate against the obese but I think there must be a difference between being too large and having a handicap like blindness. The Ford Crown Victoria the cabbie was driving was shown to accommodate Parker so he was definitely in the wrong. Another tidbit: Parker has lost 110 pounds since starting a weight loss regimen in June. Wonder what spurred the desire to lose weight? Maybe being on TV battling a cabbie spurred it, but that's just a guess.



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