3, 2, 1! Happy New Year! New Year’s is one of the most exciting days of the year for many people. It’s an opportunity for a fresh start, and a great time to celebrate the accomplishments you’ve made and relationships you’ve fostered over the past year. However, as some Chicago residents learned the hard way, if you don’t end the year with your car parked in an appropriate location, you might start your year with a trip to the impound lot.
2 days ago, Reddit user BrightRick posted on the Pro Revenge subreddit sharing the story of how he took matters into his own hands one New Year’s Eve about 20 years ago after partygoers illegally filled his parking lots. Below, you can read the full story, and decide whether you think this revenge was justified or not. Then if you’re looking for another Bored Panda piece featuring parking drama, be sure to check out this story next.
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This apartment owner recently shared the story of how one New Year’s Eve he found his parking lot full of strangers’ cars, despite having a sign warning that a tow truck would be called
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So he decided to pull out a hose and some sprinklers to freeze all the cars and the street, leaving the guests stranded
Eventually, the cops were called and every driver’s car was ticketed and towed
Finding parking, especially in a big city on a holiday, can be an extremely stressful task. Sometimes drivers just take whatever spots they can find, even if there’s a risk of getting ticketed or towed. “Ah, it’s New Year’s. They won’t tow me today,” some guests probably assumed, even if they had noticed the signs. But especially in Chicago, during the winter, tow trucks are a hot commodity.
The city actually enforces winter parking bans between December 1st to April 1st, regardless of snow levels. These make finding a spot even harder than usual for residents, while towing companies get to rack in big bucks. In 2021, over 200 cars were towed on the first night of Chicago’s winter parking ban. And although this particular story happened about 20 years ago, understanding how desperate these partygoers must have been to find parking might help the story make sense.
Some readers found the story hilarious and applauded the apartment owner for his creativity
When it comes to the apartment owner who posted this story, readers are split about how he handled the situation. It’s understandable that he was frustrated with people illegally parking in his spots, but he even admitted that the problem lessened after posting signs about towing. This was not an every day occurrence. On the other hand, anyone attending a party on New Year’s Eve could have taken a taxi instead of driving their own cars. It may not have been as easy as it is today to call a Lyft within 5 minutes from our cell phones, but especially if these guests were planning on drinking, they shouldn’t have been driving anyway. Do you think these partiers deserved to have their cars frozen over for illegally parking one time? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments down below, and if you’ve ever been in a similar situation, let us know how you reacted.
While others thought this revenge went a little too far
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