20+ People Who Got Their Revenge On Obnoxious Parkers
A gigantic pick-up truck parked horizontally across three parking spaces. A neighbor parked in the spot you just shoveled out of the snow. A complete stranger parked in your designated spot at work. Or, even worse, a regular car blatantly parked in a handicapped space. If your mind filled with rage just reading these scenarios, you're not the only one! It's rare for rude drivers to get their comeuppance in real life, but the following people made getting revenge against obnoxious parkers a top priority.
Please note: these entries have been lightly edited for length and clarity.
The parking spot thief
“It had snowed a bunch so I went out to clear a [parking] spot…I spent a while digging it out, and as I was finishing up some girl drove up and parked in it (while I was still shoveling it!).
I told her that I just dug it out intending to use it and asked her to move, and she didn’t. She then got out of her car and walked away… Turns out she lived two buildings down so she normally wouldn’t park there anyways! Our complex had a mini snow plow and the dude was plowing in the area and saw this all go down. He helped me move all the snow from the pile he just created and put it all around her car. We buried it up to the door handles on all sides. He then dug out a new spot for me.
Saw her later trying to dig out her car, turns out she didn’t have a shovel. So, naturally, because I’m petty I went out and re-shoveled the sidewalk from the lot up to our building, and threw all the snow on her vehicle while I did it. Then went inside and took my shovel with me.” —notanotherdonut, Reddit
He was caught on camera
“I had to park my motorcycle on the street. It happened to be close enough to the house where I could point a CCTV camera right at it from my porch…The next morning I went out and saw my bike scratched and the mirror broke[n]off. I saw the neighbor’s car right next to it and checked my camera, and sure enough, I saw him doing all of [the damage].
I went to his house and said, ‘Hey James, I saw you hitting my bike over and I need to take your insurance details because you damaged it,’ and he got super-aggravated and confrontational… he got extremely mad and started threatening me and saying he was going to move his car, I had no evidence, and motorcycles were for losers.
I unlocked my bike and wrapped the chain carefully around his car wheel and locked it, then went back to his house (after phoning the police to report it). So if he was too dumb to call it into the police separately, he would be charged with failing to report a motor vehicle collision as well as damage and trying to hide a collision. What a stupid fool.” — AceBV1, Reddit
"Thank you for parking like an idiot"
“I went to a gym near my house. Around this time… the parking in the front filled up quickly… some people were impatient and began to park wherever they could stick their car. People parked on the sidewalk, in grass areas, and even on a crosswalk area leading to the ramp entrance.
The last offense especially annoyed me because I had a quadriplegic uncle, and accessibility was always an issue without some idiot parking his car somewhere he shouldn’t because he can’t walk a short distance…. I decided to take matters into my own hands. I bought some window markers (the ones you could easily wipe off) and every time I came and saw someone park there, I’d write on their driver-side window ‘Thank you for parking like an idiot.’
I kept this up for nearly three weeks. Now amazingly, eventually people stopped parking there… The gym posted a sign asking whoever was vandalizing cars to cease. A week later, I was in the free weight area and I heard the guy beside me complaining about how his car got hit.
I looked over and said, ‘Shouldn’t have parked like an idiot then.’” — Xero6689, Reddit
Got what they deserved?
“One night, I took the family out to eat at Applebee’s. The lot was full and I saw a customer come out to leave, so I waited for him to pull out and take the spot. The customer pulled out, and a car full of young girls just pulled into my spot. I told them I was waiting for the parking space and the driver replied, ‘Too bad, your name wasn’t on it.’
I was livid but just waited for another space, went inside, and ate dinner. The girls were at their table having drinks…As my waiter walked by, I stopped him and asked, ‘Hey, do you want to make an extra twenty bucks?’
I asked him to go up to the girls ten minutes after we left and tell them they got a call from someone saying that their car had been keyed.
I called him about an hour later to ask how it went. He said they all went nuts, screaming and stuff, and even called the police. I later found out the cops came and found no damage to the car, but noticed the girls were too wasted to drive.
The cops left and circled back and watched the car. The girls came out, got in the car, started the car, and the parking lot exploded in blue light. Busted! Tickets for all.” —sixuldv8, Reddit