[[quoteright:345:[[Webcomic/{{xkcd}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/parking_xkcd_7621.png]]]] [[caption-width-right:345: [[AltText Police reported three dozen cheerful bystanders, yet no one claims to have seen who did it.]]]]

->'''Evelyn''' (to girls who stole her parking space): Excuse me, I was waiting for that space.\\
'''Girl 1''': Yeah? Tough! \\
'''Girl 2''': Face it lady, we're younger and faster.\\
'''Evelyn''' (does slow burn, puts car in gear): Towanda! (slams car into back of the girls' Volkswagen three times, laughing)\\
'''Girl 1''' (comes back): Help, someone! What are you doing? \\
'''Girl 2''': Are you crazy?\\
'''Evelyn''': Face it girls, I'm older and have more insurance.\\
-- ''FriedGreenTomatoes''

In RealLife, seeing someone park where they shouldn't (like a disabled parking spot) or stealing the parking spot you've been patiently waiting for is [[ParkingProblems incredibly frustrating]]. In fiction, a character might choose to take immediate revenge on the parking infringer, often in a humorous fashion (giving the audience vicarious satisfaction).

Note that these actions are often things that could get you arrested in RealLife.

!!Examples:

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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* According to Dave in ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'', Shiela once kidney punched him for parking in the disabled spot next to the Games Pit.
* In ''ComicBook/HarleyQuinn Holiday Special'' #1, Harley is looking for a car to steal and decides to steal the one that is taking up two parking spaces because it is taking two parking spaces.
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[[folder:Film]]
* At the end of ''Film/{{Kenny}}'', Kenny gets parked in by a yuppie who double parks his convertible next to Kenny's truck. Kenny fills the car with raw sewage from the truck's tank.
* In ''Film/FriedGreenTomatoes'', Evelyn rear-ends six times a car that stole her parking spot. She uses the "older and more insurance" line from the UrbanLegend.
* 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]].
* In ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'', protagonist Kat's least favourite person parks his shiny new sports car behind her, in the middle of the road. This is, itself, illegal and done specifically to annoy her, but Kat takes it a bit too far when she backs right into him, destroying the side.
-->'''Mr. Stratford (Kat's dad):''' My insurance does not cover PMS!
* The "Interfilm" ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Payback Mr. Payback]]'' included a jerk who parked in a handicap zone and offered the viewer several options as to how to punish him, including destroying the car, deflating his tires, and paralyzing him with a dart in order to "make it legal".
* ''Film/CasinoRoyale'' sees Bond being [[MistakenForServant mistaken for a member of the resort staff]] and ordered by a guest (with ''extreme'' condescension) to park his car. He does so - first ''flawlessly'', and then, after a pause, pulling out and back in again hard enough to smash the front of the car behind him, divest the dickish guest's car of its rear bumper, knock over the parking barrier, and set off half a dozen car alarms. Then he tosses the keys somewhere into the chaos without looking and strides off. Nobody revenge-parks like James Bond.
** Also providing the necessary diversion to sneak into the Security office
** Xander Cage in ''Film/XXx'' did the same thing, except 1) The victim in this case was a U.S. congressman who advocated some policies Xander disagreed with, 2) he was trying to be mistaken for an employee of the country club from which he stole it, and 3) he parked it in a canyon a few miles away from the country club. By jumping it off a bridge over said canyon.
* In ''Film/MeMyselfAndIrene'', when Charlie sees a young football player drive a convertible up and park in the handicapped space (flaunting his unhandicapped status by leaping out over the door) it triggers Charlies rage-fueled alter-ego Hank, who goes to town on the car with a trash bin. The football player then emerges from the store, helping the owner of the car who is a man in a neck brace. The owner is none to happy to see what Hank did to his car.
* ''Film/OfficeSpace'': When Lumbergh parks in the disabled parking space, the tow truck that tows his car away rips the rear bumper off.
* In ''Film/MadeaGoesToJail'', Madea's parking space is stolen by a snotty female driver. What does Madea do? She gets hold of a lifting crane, lifts the offending car into the air and out of the parking space, then unceremoniously drops the car onto the street for massive damage.
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[[folder:Folklore]]
* There is an urban legend about an older woman who takes revenge on the sassy young thing who brazenly zips into the parking space she'd been waiting for. When she protests, the parking spot thief says "That's how it is when you're young and quick." The woman puts her car into gear, floors the accelerator and rams the offending vehicle. When the sassy young thing screams in protest, the woman replies "That's how it is when you're old and rich" (or "and have more insurance"). You can check out the legend and its variations at Snopes [[http://www.snopes.com/autos/insurance/richer.asp here]].
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/ThirdWatch'' had an episode where the fire crew had to break through a car's windows to get to the hydrant. The car owner was none too pleased and came to the firehouse wielding a gun.
* In the first episode of ''{{Crownies}}'', Ben's grandfather parks in an able bodied surfer who parked in a disabled spot. This one does not end well, as Ben's grandfather ultimately recieves a beating that results in his death.
* In an episode of ''{{Seinfeld}}'', George parks in front of the hospital and ends up having his car flattened by a suicidal "jumper."
** In another ''{{Seinfeld}}'', Kramer covinces George to park in a handicapped space when they're in a hurry ("They don't want to be treated special!"). When they come back, it turns out that a wheelchair bound woman had injured herself as a result of not being able to park in the space, and an angry mob is waiting for the owners of the car - and eventually demolish it.
* On ''Series/DesperateHousewives'', Susan trips the guy who takes her spot, grabs his keys to move his car, then closes the window on his neck when he attempts to stop her. However, it wasn't really just about the parking space; she was pissed off that her fiance and ex-boyfriend [[LostHimInACardGame made her the prize in a poker game]], and thus [[DoesNotLikeMen was not feeling kindly to any men]] at the time.
* We occasionally see the firefighters of House 51 smashing car windows to get to hydrants in ''Series/ChicagoFire''.
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[[folder:New Media]]
* Website ''[[http://cars.failblog.org/ That Will Buff Out]]'' has the heading "Douchebag Parkers" which delights in suggesting this sort of revenge and taking pictures of it. (Please do not try any of these at home, it is one of the quickest ways to get either a criminal record, or a punch in the face.)
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Steve Dallas illegally parks his corvette in a handicapped spot in ''BloomCounty''. Milo wasn't able to move it, [[http://www.gocomics.com/bloomcounty/2009/03/27 but he tried]].
** In ''Opus'' (in the same continuity), Pickles was once interrupted while attempting to trim down a Hummer with a chainsaw to make it fit in the compact space it had been parked in.
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[[folder:Stand Up Comedy]]
* JeffDunham's Walter puppet talks about running down a man who parks in handicap spots to "make an honest man out of him." When his actually handicapped mother gets out of the car to scream at him, Walter [[ToyotaTripwire takes her out with the door]].
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In the [[VideoGame/TheGodfather videogame adaptation]] of ''Film/TheGodfather'', one of the mini side missions/favors has you [[DisproportionateRetribution destroying]] the vehicle of such a parker.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* 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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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/YoohooAndFriends'', Santa Claus parks his sleigh in front of Father Time's house. Father Time uses his magical powers to move the sleigh so it is front of a fire hydrant, causing Santa Claus to get a ticket.
* In the first ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' Christmas episode, Peter gets fed up with searching for a parking space at the mall and just drives onto another car, crushing it like a monster truck.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* In Real Life in 2011 the mayor of a town in Lithuania posed for photographers after [[http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/08/03/watch-lithuanian-mayor-crushes-illegally-parked-car-with-a-tank/ crushing what he claimed was an illegally parked car with a tank]]. (Well, actually more of an armoured car since it had wheels rather than tracks.)
** Life imitating art, since Kenny Everett had done the same in his BBC sketch show in the 1980s.
* Someone filmed himself crashing his bike into everything parked in a bike lane to point out how often they're blocked off. [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/09/bike-lane-ticket-new-york_n_873790.html See here]].
* Do not, under any circumstances park your car in the way of a Fire Hydrant. In the event of a fire, fire fighters can, and will do all sorts of things to your car to move it out of the way and hook up to the hydrant i.e. ram it and shove it out of the way with a fire truck, or bust out the windows and run a (possibly leaking) hose right through it. And since such an act can get you ticketed anyway, the city those fire fighters work for will fine you on top of the damage dealt to the car. And you will not be reimbursed for the damage no matter how many times you try to sue the company.
** Also note that the time taken by the fire fighters moving/destroying your car is time they could be using to put the fire out, or save someone's life. So they are not too appreciative of those that get in the way of them doing their jobs.
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