It’s Time To Kow-Towed To The Law

, , , | | General | May 26, 2018

(Recently my friends and I decided to start our own business. We rent a place with parking space included, on private property, and generally use it for loading and unloading packages from deliveries, as the back of the building is usually blocked with trash cans and pallets from other companies. This isn’t a problem for most of our customers as there is a big, free parking place just around the corner, and few of those who aren’t exactly “happy” are at least willing to move or really stay there for a short time. However, this one lady gets into a habit of parking on our space and blocking it for several hours.)

Me: *seeing the lady again parking there* “Hi! I see you are parking here again. Could you move your car, please? We are expecting a delivery very soon and we need this place empty.”

Lady: “Not my problem. I always park here and I won’t change that.”

Me: *getting fed up after several attempts before* “You know this is private property and you are blocking it without permission? There is even a sign.”

Lady: *snottily* “So? Still not my problem! Stop harassing me or I will call cops!”

(After that, she just leaves me there, fuming. Because I am done with being polite and patient with her I do what I should’ve done earlier — call the towing company. Several hours later she comes back with a police officer.)

Lady: *with angry red face* “YOU! WHAT DID YOU DO TO MY CAR?! YOU STOLE IT! I WILL SUE YOU! GET YOU ARRESTED FOR HARASSING ME!” *to the police officer* “WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? ARREST HIM NOW!”

Police Officer: “Is it true you stole her car?”

Me: “Not at all. I just had it towed as it was blocking our parking space on private property.” *showing him all the papers*

Police Officer: *confused* “Towed? Private property?” *to the lady* “You told me he stole your car from a public space.”

Lady: “THAT’S RIGHT! ALL THE PARKING SPACES ARE PUBLIC! THEY ARE CONNECTED TO THE PUBLIC ROAD! LEARN THE LAW!”

Police Officer: “I see.” *to me* “Sorry we disturbed you. I will take care of the rest.”

(After that they both went outside and I returned to my work. After a couple of seconds of them talking I heard a banshee scream and looked outside. She was being handcuffed by a second police officer. I went out and asked them why they did that. It appeared the lady had several dozens of parking and speeding tickets and there was warrant on her. Not surprised at all by that; at least karma got her this time.)

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