A social media firestorm ensued after the picture went viral.

A Facebook post last week appeared to contain pictures of a New Hampshire lawmaker parked in a space reserved for expecting mothers, outside the Mall of New Hampshire.

The car is registered to Rep. Ed Butler, D-Harts Location.

Comments on the post were not exactly kind.

According to a follow up story on nh1.com, Butler claimed he didn't see the sign, and that no one had confronted him on it.