Negligent driver left an unpleasant surprise for others in a parking lot
Bad parking practically never results in good things. One man who got his car towed for blocking a homeowners' driveway certainly got what was coming to him.
According to Unilad, the residents of Monton, Salford in the UK were thoroughly displeased when they were met with a car that completely blocked their driveway on September 12.
The blatant display of inconsideration would leave most frustrated. And it left at least one homeowner immobile as their own car was inside the driveway.
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Someone parked across our drive while I still worked. Called the police they left a message on the owners phone. No tow and I missed a days wage. Police said they couldn’t do anything— Barbara Irwin (@bni3009) September 12, 2018
A photo of the obstructing vehicle was uploaded to Twitter and viewers were understandably frustrated on the homeowners' behalf. A few spoke about their own experiences.
If its preventing you from getting off your driveway then its causing an obstruction which is a police matter.— GMP Traffic (@gmptraffic) September 12, 2018
In the end, the driver's vehicle was towed away and he received a penalty notice from the Greater Manchester Police force.
How utterly selfish of this driver. Would have loved to of seen the reaction when the car wasn’t there when he/she returned!!— Mel (@mel___king) September 12, 2018
The officers wrote above the picture:
"A patrol was sent to a vehicle causing obstruction in @GMPMonton this morning. Vehicle was blocking in a vehicle on the drive.
What kind of idiot does this?!— Monsieur Sexington (@brillcubes) September 12, 2018
Their tweet amounted to a much-needed warning to the public:
"Traffic Offence Report issued & vehicle towed away. PLEASE PARK RESPONSIBLY DON’T BLOCK OTHERS IN."
Commenters expressed their own take on the incident. They were largely enraged at the fact that someone would be so selfish as to commit the unspoken crime.
#TrafficPCSO's— GMP Traffic (@gmptraffic) September 12, 2018
A patrol was sent to a vehicle causing obstruction in @GMPMonton this morning.
Vehicle was blocking in a vehicle on the drive.
Traffic Offence Report issued & vehicle towed away.
PLEASE PARK RESPONSIBLY DON'T BLOCK OTHERS IN. pic.twitter.com/lZyMRg2EEg
Earlier in September, another parking fiasco took place in a head-to-head manner between two drivers.
One driver actually got out of her vehicle to run ahead and secure a parking space that was moments away from being occupied by someone else.
The in-vehicle driver was Nicholas Chew. He was accompanied by his wife when the bizarre incident happened and was recorded on their vehicle's dash cam.
The woman refuses to move even after several loud honks from Chew. Other women also stand in the spot. The woman claimed that she was holding the spot for her father nearby.
Eventually, Chew admits defeat and moves to another spot in the parking lot.