According to the Fresno Bee, Dominic Esquibel, a disabled San Diego Marine who received the Navy Cross for heroism in Iraq, is suing the federal government, alleging he was roughed up by a ranger at Sequoia National Park.
According to the Bee, the complaint says that a park employee told Esquibel he couldn't park in a handicap parking space because he appeared to be able-bodied as he walked to the restroom. (Esquibel's leg — and elbow and hearing — were reportedly damaged when he stepped on a bomb in Iraq.)
Esquibel claims that a park ranger showed up to question him, treated him roughly in front of his family, and ultimately handcuffed him. The ranger allegedly arrested him for failing to follow a lawful order.
Esquibel is suing for assault and battery, false arrest, and false imprisonment, negligence, and infliction of emotional distress. He is believed to be seeking $750,000.