Drivers slam ‘donut-scouting’ police officers for parking in a disabled spot outside an IGA supermarket – but there’s a VERY reasonable explanation
- An image of a police car parked in a disabled spot has been shared on Facebook
- Users slammed officers for parking in the zone outside an IGA in Melbourne
- One user joked they had stopped off to buy some donuts at the supermarket
- Another working nearby said there was an incident requiring police presence
Furious drivers have taken to social media to slam ‘donut-scouting’ police for parking in a disabled spot outside an IGA – but there’s a very reasonable explanation why the vehicle is there.
An image of the police car in the reserved area outside the supermarket in Mount Waverley, Melbourne, was shared to Facebook on Tuesday alongside the caption: ‘Yeah good one fellas’.
Soon after the post was uploaded, angry social media users were quick to berate the officers for being ‘inconsiderate’.
Furious drivers have taken to social media to slam ‘donut-scouting’ police officers for parking in a disabled spot outside an IGA (Social media image pictured)
‘No excuse for this,’ one social media user commented, while another argued the point
‘It takes a totally morally bankrupt a****hole to do this,’ one wrote.
Another added: ‘No excuse for this.’
But others reasoned if a situation required police attendance, it would be preferable for officers to park in the disabled space rather than at ‘the back end of the car park’.
One user theorised the police car had stopped there to speak to the driver of the jeep parked in the next space.
The police car was parked in a disabled space outside the supermarket giant IGA (pictured) in Mount Waverley in Melbourne
‘It’s called donut scouting boys,’ yet another wrote alongside the post
‘Probably booking the jeep for having [one] wheel on the line,’ they said.
‘It’s called donut scouting boys,’ yet another wrote.
One user was quick to point out the police were ‘allowed to’ park where they wanted.
But one argued: ‘Only if [they’re] actively working, not to get donuts’.
A second agreed and said: ‘Who cares if they’re allowed to? A decent person wouldn’t take up a disabled person’s parking spot even if they were allowed to.’
But one commenter, who said they worked nearby, explained the real reason the officers had parked in the space.
‘I’m there now [I work there], there was an incident that needed police asap,’ she said.
Before adding: ‘calm yo t**ties people’.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Victoria Police for comment.
One user who said they worked near to where the image had been taken, explained the real reason the police had parked in that specific space