'Hearse-In' Staged For Future Mortician Whose Uptight Landlords Banned Her Hearse
A hearse-in was held Sunday as a show of support for Samantha Kidner, the 18-year-old mortuary science student whose apartment complex told her she couldn't park her hearse on the property.
Kidner pays for two spots at the Lorenzo Apartments in University Park and has a handicapped decal on the back of her car, due to a spinal disorder that can cause her to stumble or fall. She told CBS that when she went to park on Thursday night, the security guard stood in front of her car and wouldn't let her.
The tenants who said they find her car "spooky" must have been really scared when a few friendly hearse enthusiasts showed up with their cars to show Kidner some love. One attendee, hearse driver Lydia Robinvale, said she thinks it's definitely discrimination, and that a hearse really is "just a car."
Kidner and her twin sister, who also drives a hearse, dream of one day opening a mortuary together.
The apartment complex has yet to respond with any sort of official statement on hearsegate.