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Greenville Police Department Citizens on Patrol volunteer Ron Curll places a parking citation on a vehicle illegally parked in a handicap spot at Physicians East in Greenville Monday morning. (Rob Taylor/The Daily Reflector)
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Greenville Police Department Citizens on Patrol volunteer Ron Curll places a parking citation on a vehicle illegally parked in a handicap spot at Physicians East in Greenville Monday morning. (Rob Taylor/The Daily Reflector)

Citizen patrols from wheelchair

By Jane Dail

The Daily Reflector

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Ron Curll sat in the passenger seat of a retired police patrol vehicle, rolled his windows down and scanned the scenery around him Monday, checking quickly but diligently for anything out of the ordinary: a door of a home wide open, a broken window and especially a handicap parking violation.

Since 1996, Curll has turned his frustration with handicap parking abuse into a hobby, writing up easily avoidable citations that could cost violators as much as $250.


Curll, a retired banker, knows first-hand how precious handicap parking spots are for those who need them.

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