(posted here because no bikes were involved)
Went to a local Volkswagen TDI get together on Friday, and I parked. Talking with everyone, when I noticed something:
At first, I thought... dammit, I wish I had some "IParkLikeanIdiot.com" stickers. But I didn't, so I decided to take those pics purely for your enjoyment.
Then I looked.
Take a look at how much room was left over to the left of his car. I drive an 86 Golf diesel. A beat up 86 Golf diesel.
Oh yes, I did.
Even gave him a little room to get in!
And, see, I was legally parked.
I left a note on my car saying: "I have a picture of your license plate and parking 'job.'" Note that I left it on my car. That was intentional. I didn't want to touch this guy's car.
Anyway, so this guy comes out, looks at us, and is all, "does anyone know whose car this is," pointing at my car. We look at each other, and I'm like, "no, no idea." He's a big guy, and he's pissed. Even though we're in a group, why start that much trouble?
He pulls out, and then re-parks correctly.
So, we stick around for 20 minutes, both to wait on someone else that was supposed to come, and to keep an eye on this guy, who was just SITTING there. Watching us. Especially me. (Everyone else had claimed their cars by beeping them with their remotes, so...)
We eventually decide to go in. One guy had to leave, though, so he started to pull out. As he does so, this guy starts to open his door. The friend drove off, and then turned around, and this guy shut his door. As soon as he left though, he opened his door and got out. At this point, another friend that had already gone into the pizza place was watching like a hawk, and went off RUNNING towards the guy, that he saw walk over to my car, and kneel down, and then get back up. The asshat got in his car, and pulled up to the next parking space, next to the second friend's car and another friend's car.
That second friend laid in wait, behind a van, watching him. When he thought he'd get out... he went over to the guy, and said, "I just saw you slash that guy's tire."
At this point, I was there, saw my tire, and the guy got out, and tried to pay me off. Psht, yeah right. I called 911 (I didn't have the local non-emergency number, and I *WAS* on a cell.) As I started talking to them, he started rolling forward. Hahaha, yeah right. I walked over next to him, in a sort of... "you think you're getting away? Think again" mode. I looked over at his front plate, and read the plate numbers off to the dispatcher. At that point, he had an, "aw ****" expression, and gave up. I finished reading everything, and then HE called the cops to say he did it.
Cops came, patted him down, got everyone's info, including my TWO witnesses (and statements from them,) was really friendly, said this guy was a total jerk, they wanted to take him into the police department, and this guy has a court date.
Oh, and some choice quotes:
"I can park however I want!"
"But... I was angry because I couldn't get in my car, so I slashed his tire!"
Oh, and slashed Hakkapeliita content (ah well, needed to get summer tires anyway):