I once parked in a handicap parking spot. It's a little worse than that though. Allow me to tell you the story...
I was already late to work but I had to pick up the office mail and I didn't have time to wait around for a good parking space or walk across the lot whilst being mugged. So, I parked in the forbidden zone and ran inside real quick.
When I came running outside with the mail in hand I noticed a police car parked behind my car. The police officer was staring at my car. Instantly I knew I was screwed. The walk back to my car seemed to take forever. All I could think of was that there was no way out of this. I'm going to get a $250 ticket and a ton of trouble for being so late to work (again). What a wonderful start to the day.
But as I was walking to my car I noticed the car next to me (also parked in a handicap spot) had their windows rolled down. So, when I noticed the cop lurching his fat ass out of the car I leaned in and snatched it. Yes, their handicap tag. (Lucky me, they used to only have a number on them. Now they have a picture and name too.)
So I get in my car before the cop makes his way over and I set my stuff down in the passenger's seat. He walks up while my door is still open and spoke.
"Oh hi." I said trying to play it off.
"Do you realize you are parked in a handicap space?"
"Yeah," I replied. He gave me this pissy look then and asked if I had a permit.
So, I pull the one I snatched from the car out from under the mail and tell him that I forgot to hang it up. I tack on the excuse that it bounces around while I'm driving and its really distracting so I usually just put it away until I need it. Apparently that was believable enough for him judging by his grin and understanding nod and it looked like he was about bid me farewell. But I wasn't done.
I told him it really peeved me when physically privileged people decided that the one convenience they allow us wasn't good enough so they go and park in our spaces–"people like that asshole next to me." I pointed at the car I had swiped the tag from and the officer just shook his head.
"You're right. Maybe this will make them think twice in the future," he said and waved his ticket book. He moved his car and I was on my way.
And so, yeah, I drove off with some poor bastards handicap permit while leaving him or her with a ticket. Hopefully they explained it away in court or maybe to the officer later. Who knows.