County forces 91-year-old woman to tear down home wheelchair ramp

County forces 91-year-old woman to tear down home wheelchair ramp
91-year-old Evelyn Strahle (Image: WJLA video screen grab)

[Ed. – Sounds like the county’s a big winner /sarc.]

Prince George’s County filed a legal case against a Laurel couple in their 90s over a wheelchair ramp in their own home. To avoid legal trouble, the elderly couple’s son tore down the ramp, trapping the woman in her own home. The county permitting department said the family had no permit to build a wheelchair ramp in front of their own home.

“I don’t want my husband trying to lift me now,” said 91 year old Evelyn Strahle.

Evelyn Strahle’s husband David is 94 years old. “Two people had to put her in a wheelchair and lift her down those steps before we had it,” said David.

Trending: MSNBC contributor suggests Trump might not be democratically elected

A pile of lumber is all that remains of the wheelchair ramp that gave Evelyn freedom to leave her Laurel home.

“It clips my wings. I can’t do anything,” said Evelyn.

Evelyn’s son Bob built the ramp. He’s in the construction trades. He didn’t want his parents to pay the $5,000 they priced a ramp of this size. Bob bought $1,700 of lumber and built it himself.

Continue reading →

For your convenience, you may leave commments below using either the Spot.IM commenting system or the Facebook commenting system. If Spot.IM is not appearing for you, please disable AdBlock to leave a comment.


Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.