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By notyourparkingspot - / Thursday 25 May 2017 16:00 / Canada - Edmonton
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By  jbuckets_404  |  31

Let him! He won't win + counter-sue him at the same time for wasting your/ court's time. Anybody can sue anybody else for anything; it doesn't mean that the plaintiff is guaranteed to win though. Hang in there! :-)

By  PhoenixChick  |  22

I have no pity left for spot-stealers. My spot in my building is numbered. In a private lot. AND mine used to be the handicapped spot- it still has the picture on the pavement but no sign. And people still steal it about once per month. I used to be nicer about it, but after years and years of having my dinner get cold in the car while trying to find the jackass who took my spot, hell yes I call the tow truck right away. Can't be bothered to find a legal spot for your car? Why should I put the extra effort in to save you from the clear consequences of that? But they'll always whine "I was only there for a minute" and "where was I supposed to park?" Those are your problems, spot stealing scum, and you decided to make them mine. I solved it with a tow truck.

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By  Lucky O'Guin  |  9

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By  jbuckets_404  |  31

Let him! He won't win + counter-sue him at the same time for wasting your/ court's time. Anybody can sue anybody else for anything; it doesn't mean that the plaintiff is guaranteed to win though. Hang in there! :-)

By  OCD_NME  |  9

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  OrchidKitten  |  12

At apartment or condo buildings with set parking spots you can get in trouble if you're caught parking in another tenants spot. Some are also on busy streets or have no extra places to park sometimes. Plus, with how he's threatening to sue, I don't think he would've moved his car even if he was asked.

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  PhoenixChick  |  22

Yeah, some other guy being a jackass and taking your parking spot is totally not his fault. It's your problem. How dare you actually want to park in your own spot? You could have just parked somewhere illegally and gotten towed, or parked in another tenants spot and screwed them over. Or put a note on his car and just sit there in the parking lot until he comes out and sees it. Anything other than make the guy who parked in your spot deal with the consequences of his actions! How

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  rodfergie  |  6

I don't know about others but that parking space is something most pay for in their condo lease and agreement. It's the same as him coming in and using your bathroom, because it's more convenient.

By  Briarpatch  |  14

I used to have to go to small claims court all the time for work. Ever since, I call it "Small People's Court" (partly due to the resemblance to the TV show, "The People's Court," and partly due to the number of times I heard people screaming, "I WANT MY TWENTY DOLLARS!"). I second the advice to let him take you to small claims and to countersue for wasted time and costs. Then tell him to give you his phone number so that the next time he does this, you can call him and give him a chance to move it before you call the tow truck. Remind him that you're supposed to be neighbors and get along, but if he wants to be small and petulant about it, you'll play on his field, too.

By  PhoenixChick  |  22

I have no pity left for spot-stealers. My spot in my building is numbered. In a private lot. AND mine used to be the handicapped spot- it still has the picture on the pavement but no sign. And people still steal it about once per month. I used to be nicer about it, but after years and years of having my dinner get cold in the car while trying to find the jackass who took my spot, hell yes I call the tow truck right away. Can't be bothered to find a legal spot for your car? Why should I put the extra effort in to save you from the clear consequences of that? But they'll always whine "I was only there for a minute" and "where was I supposed to park?" Those are your problems, spot stealing scum, and you decided to make them mine. I solved it with a tow truck.

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  PhoenixChick  |  22

Not saying it's legally a handicap spot, just that you're an EXTRA douche if you steal a numbered, private lot spot that is differentiated with handicap marks. Out of date or not, who sees the person in a chair symbol and goes "ooh, free spot!"

To many people claiming what OP did was wrong...what ever happened to personal accountability for your own actions? some apartments or condos you have 1-2 spots. so if someone has an extra vehicle they bring and park in your spot which you PAY FOR with rent it screws you into the position of illegally parking. They KNEW it wasn't there spot and parked there anyways. you knew the consequences yet you do it anyways makes it YOUR fault. Personally responsibility.

By  Lobby_Bee  |  13

This is one of those rare times which slamming your door in somebody's face is acceptable. Keep towing their car until they learn not to park in YOUR spot.

By  Lucky O'Guin  |  9

Is it really worth it to have to take the time off work to go to court for the inconvenience of someone parking in your spot, not to mention now having to live with the offended neighbor? I might understand if OP is a handicapped person or there is absolutely no other option to calling a tow truck, but really, this seems like a situation where being neighborly might have saved some time and headaches. We don't know the details of why he parked in that spot, maybe someone parked in his. Maybe he had a sick child, or some other emergency. Maybe it's just me, but I think automatically calling a tow truck for a first offense is kind of a dick move. Maybe he just moved in or maybe he doesn't know which spot is who's. I can understand if it happens repeatedly, but really, the first time?

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  mariri9206  |  32

Maybe it's not the first offense. If someone parked in his spot, that doesn't give him the right to park in someone else's spot - he should've called the tow truck on them, if that were the case. And he wasn't exactly being neighborly by taking a spot that wasn't his so why should he be let off the hook in an effort for OP to be neighborly and keep the peace when he could have not been a jerk and steal someone else's spot in the first place? It's not on OP to be neighborly - it's the spot stealer's. Also, golden rule: treat someone how you want to be treated. If the spot stealer really wanted to be neighborly, he shouldn't have taken a spot that wasn't his.

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