News

Security guard tells pregnant woman to move on

A HEAVILY pregnant woman was traumatised after a security guard allegedly demanded she get in her car and repark it seconds after securing a parking space.

The woman, who asked to be known only as Rebecca, was going to her medical appointment at The Village Hervey Bay Community Health Centre and parked her car at Bay Plaza in Pialba.

As she walked out of the centre, an elderly man with a security vest approached her and said if she was not a customer of the centre, she had no right to park her car in the vicinity.

"When he demanded that I repark, I said to him I was going to Woolworths which is in the centre after my doctor's appointment, but he was having none of it," she said.

"So he made me get in the car and told me to park elsewhere.

"I ended up parking a block away and was flustered, angry and late by the time I arrived for my appointment."

Rebecca said she told her friends about it and they were as shocked as she was with the way the situation was handled.

"I understand that only customers are allowed to park at the vicinity, but I told him I was going in there later anyway but he had no sympathy for a 32-week-old pregnant lady and he was rude to me, too," she said.

A centre management spokeswoman said the car park was for the convenience of shoppers visiting the centre.

"For all customers of Bay Plaza, we offer accessible parking free of charge during the time they are visiting," she said.

"We apologise for any miscommunication with and/or any inconvenience caused to the said customer and welcome her and all customers to use the centre parking when shopping at the centre."

WHAT'S NEWS TODAY

Topics:  car park, pregnant, security guard, woman




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Council begins work to trim M’boro’s Banyan Fig tree

GREEN SPACE: Councillor Daniel Sanderson admires the Banyan Fig at Queens Park.

The project includes reducing the canopy size by 600sqm.

Kookaburra blamed for B-double rollover

TRUCK ROLLOVER: Bruce Hwy Howard.

Driver lucky to be alive after truck crash on Bruce Hwy

Latest deals and offers

Badger Burgers' Relish showcase

Badger and Brown's Julia Paussa with the Relish burger.

Shark Hunter warns of Attack

Shark hunter Joel merchant hooks a Tiger shark.

Joel Merchant says more sharks on the way as temperature drops.

Beyonce is better than Beethoven according to your dog

Sony research shows that dogs prefer Top 40 over classical.

Research commissioned by Sony shows that dogs like Top 40 more than classical.

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked