|Published:||Aug 19, 2010 12:33 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 18, 2010 9:34 PM EDT|
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A 400 pound disabled man is threatening to file suit against his city after local leaders refuse to let him use his golf cart to go to the store.
Anthony Ordino is sixty years old and fighting for his right to be mobile.
"I feel like they are infringing on my right to be mobile, they don't have the right to do that," says Ordino.
Ordino is disabled, following back surgery and a pair of strokes, and uses his golf cart to get around his community.
He says nothing else will support his weight, he's already broken 6 three-wheel scooters in the past, and his wife drives their only car to work.
The city of Cape Coral does not allow golf carts to be used on city streets, and city leaders voted down his request to use the cart to cross 2 nearby intersections.
"Once in a while I like to go across the street and get a cup of coffee at McDonald's or somewhere," said Ordino.
Now, Ordino is talking with the district attorney's office to file a complaint under the 'Americans with Disabilities Act'.
"If they stop me from being mobile what's to stop them from stopping anybody (else) from being mobile."