Street Justice, Frisco Style: Former San Francisco Taxicab Takes Up Two Parking Spaces on Fell, Pays a Price

Let’s see here, the penalty for parking a Mercury Grand Marquis (aka Ford Crown Victoria) on the mean streets of San Francisco is, assuming that you carelessly take up two spaces, this:

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See? This car was clean when it was parked here last week.

Damage report: A little paintball action, both yellow and blue, plus messages on the windows, plus a bidness card listing your crime tucked in the driver’s window, plus a pair of way-too-low-pressure tires on the left side (owing to some miscreant letting the air out.)

I cry foul, on the vigilantes…

UPDATE: Le mise-en-scene, for those who care. Probably hundreds of frustrated drivers passed by this scene whilst looking for free parking this past week. I’ll note that the driver of the Toyota RAV4 cute-ute is far braver than I, ’cause parking a car with its nose in a crosswalk, well, that’s a paddling right there, or a $100 ticket or something…

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4 Responses to “Street Justice, Frisco Style: Former San Francisco Taxicab Takes Up Two Parking Spaces on Fell, Pays a Price”

  1. Alai says:

    Really? Of all the things to get angry about– I’d save it for willfully reckless driving, myself.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    I cry foul against the attempt at street justice…

  3. Erik says:

    The problem with bad parking like this is that you don’t know what the situation looked like when he got there. He may have parked in the center of a perfectly-sized space created by two other cars who parked like idiots. Then they drive away later and he is left looking like a jerk even though he did a perfectly fine parking job.

  4. sfcitizen says:

    Testify, Erik. Good point.

    I’ll post another photo to show what the sitch was at the time.

    IMO, both “spaces” were empty, when the taxi was placed there. The driver might have squeezed in betwixt two Smart Cars, but that’s improbable.

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