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6th Jun '16 7:33:02 PM Tank50us
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* There is one sure-fire way to find yourself on the receiving end of this: Park in front of a Fire Hydrant. Fire Fighters have no time to politely ask you to move your car, so, they'll just smash the window and thread the hose through. Or, they'll force your car out of the way with one of their trucks[[note]]Which keep in mind, have more than enough horse power to shove your sedan out of the way[[/note]]. And for bonus points, if you think you can get away with suing the department for the damages... [[ShmuckBate good luck]]. Not only will you lose the case horribly, you'll also have to pay a hefty fine for your poor parking decision, on top of the repair cost. Oh, and did I forget to mention that your insurance rates may even go up as a result?

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* There is one sure-fire way to find yourself on the receiving end of this: Park in front of a Fire Hydrant. Fire Fighters have no time to politely ask you to move your car, so, they'll just smash the window and thread the hose through. Or, they'll force your car out of the way with one of their trucks[[note]]Which keep in mind, have more than enough horse power to shove your sedan out of the way[[/note]]. And for bonus points, if you think you can get away with suing the department for the damages... [[ShmuckBate [[ShmuckBait good luck]]. Not only will you lose the case horribly, you'll also have to pay a hefty fine for your poor parking decision, on top of the repair cost. Oh, and did I forget to mention that your insurance rates may even go up as a result?
6th Jun '16 7:31:54 PM Tank50us
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* There is one sure-fire way to find yourself on the receiving end of this: Park in front of a Fire Hydrant. Fire Fighters have no time to politely ask you to move your car, so, they'll just smash the window and thread the hose through. Or, they'll force your car out of the way with one of their trucks[[note]]Which keep in mind, have more than enough horse power to shove your sedan out of the way[[/note]]. And for bonus points, if you think you can get away with suing the department for the damages... [[ShmuckBate good luck]]. Not only will you lose the case horribly, you'll also have to pay a hefty fine for your poor parking decision, on top of the repair cost. Oh, and did I forget to mention that your insurance rates may even go up as a result?
23rd May '16 11:08:36 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'': At the start of "Up to Heaven and Down to Hell", a driver steals a parking spot from a limo driver who has been waiting for it. Ignoring the honking traffic building up behind him, the limo driver opens his trunk to extract something, obviously planning to inflict some vengeance on the offending car and/or driver. However, whatever payback he had planned in preempted when the other driver is killed by an elderly woman plunging off the balcony of an apartment building.
5th May '16 7:56:15 AM ElodieHiras
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** This actually started in France with the "Garé comme une merde" (parked like shit) stickers. There are endless variations, like "Garé du Coté Obscur de la Force" (parked on the Dark Side of the Force).
14th Apr '16 10:31:40 PM foxley
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* ''Series/JakeAndTheFatman'': In "You Turned the Tables on Me", a pretty young prosecutor steals the parking space Jake has been waiting for. Jake takes revenge by stealing the distributor cap from her car, forcing her to get a ride home with him.
21st Mar '16 5:12:51 PM thatother1dude
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "The Parking": an old man takes a parking spot the Watterson family were going for, so Nicole starts scribbling on his car in lipstick. One of her kids points out why this isn't a good idea.
-->'''Darwin:''' Mrs. Mom?\\
'''Nicole:''' Yes, sweetheart?\\
''(Darwin points offscreen, Nicole notices [[CrossesTheLineTwice the car she vandalized is in a handicapped spot]])''\\
'''Darwin:''' That's really bad.\\
'''Nicole:''' Oh, I--what? You thought I was defacing this poor person's car? What kind of a mother would do that? I was... uh... I was making a decorative piece of art showing my love for diversity, because everyone is different, uh--look, see?\\
''(Nicole redraws her scribbles into a friendly mural of people holding hands)''\\
'''Darwin:''' ''(whispers)'' No, I meant, ''look''.\\
''(the [[BehindTheBlack camera pulls back]] to show [[RightInFrontOfMe the driver is still in the car, staring at her]])''\\
'''Nicole:''' I see. Well, in that case... ''run.''
21st Mar '16 4:05:17 PM thatother1dude
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* Black Hat Guy of ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' fame [[http://www.xkcd.com/562/ gets revenge on a double-parker]]. [[AltText Police reported three dozen cheerful bystanders, yet no one claims to have seen who did it.]]

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* Black Hat Guy of ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' fame [[http://www.xkcd.com/562/ gets revenge on a double-parker]].double-parker]] by bisecting their car along the parking line, then moving one half into the same space as the other. [[AltText Police reported three dozen cheerful bystanders, yet no one claims to have seen who did it.]]
20th Feb '16 2:23:48 AM foxley
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* In ''StephenKingsKingdomHospital'', the neurosurgeon Dr. Stegman ''loves'' parking where he shouldn't. Handicapped parking spot? No problem: he just covers the sign with a paper bag. There is some delight to be had in seeing his beloved Jaguar take ever more damage as the series progresses. [[spoiler: He's such an asshole that he parks on the helipad, right when a helicopter needs to land!]]

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* In ''StephenKingsKingdomHospital'', ''Series/KingdomHospital'', the neurosurgeon Dr. Stegman ''loves'' parking where he shouldn't. Handicapped parking spot? No problem: he just covers the sign with a paper bag. There is some delight to be had in seeing his beloved Jaguar take ever more damage as the series progresses. [[spoiler: He's such an asshole that he parks on the helipad, right when a helicopter needs to land!]]
19th Feb '16 8:35:38 PM PrimeEvil
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* In ''StephenKingsKingdomHospital'', the neurosurgeon Dr. Stegman ''loves'' parking where he shouldn't. Handicapped parking spot? No problem: he just covers the sign with a paper bag. There is some delight to be had in seeing his beloved Jaguar take ever more damage as the series progresses. [[spoiler: He's such an asshole that he parks on the helipad, right when a helicopter needs to land!]]
16th Jan '16 8:27:24 PM Nohbody
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* In ''Film/{{Backdraft}}'', a car is parked in front of a fire hydrant. The firefighters take a certain glee in smashing the car's windows so they can thread the hose through to the hydrant.
** Note that this is [[http://www.bannedinhollywood.com/this-is-why-you-dont-park-in-front-of-a-fire-hydrant/ truth in television]].

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* In ''Film/{{Backdraft}}'', a car BMW is parked in front of a fire hydrant. The firefighters take a certain glee in smashing the car's windows so they can thread the hose through to the hydrant.
** Note that this is [[http://www.bannedinhollywood.com/this-is-why-you-dont-park-in-front-of-a-fire-hydrant/ truth in television]].
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