Residents annoyed by illegally parked Aston Martin take matters into their own hands
Whitby, UK - Day after day, local residents of a small English town watched the driver of an Aston Martin collect tickets for parking violations without a care in the world. The owner cheerfully removed the tickets as they piled up and left his car in the no-parking zone.
According to Teesside Live, the man had arrived in Whitby on Friday evening and appeared to spend the weekend.
A local resident spoke to the news site and said that the driver got his first ticket on Friday and then a second on Saturday.
But he apparently just ignored the fines and didn't budge his expensive vehicle a single inch. According to the witness, a third and fourth ticket followed on Sunday.
That was the last straw for the annoyed locals, who took matters into their own hands and added a personal note to the growing number of tickets on the windshield.
The passive-aggressive message said, "I'm so rich I park where I want to", with a typically British insult tagged on at the end: "I am also a knob!" The put-down actually seemed to work and the resident reported that the culprit "got in his car and drove away."
Expensive "parking spaces" for rich people no big problem
But the victory turned out to be short-lived. The Aston Martin simply moved to another no-parking zone, this time right outside the local resident's home.
There was at least the satisfaction of the salty note, which Facebook user Marian Haste snapped a photo of and later posted on the "Beckett's coffee shop, Whitby UK" group.
One response from the comments section suggested a possible solution to this kind of behavior: "I've always said that parking and other traffic fines should be determined by either the value of the vehicle or as a percentage of the offender's salary."
Given that an Aston Martin can cost up to $200,000, that might have made the driver a bit more responsive to the tickets, not just the sarcastic note.
Cover photo: 123RF/Omid Nakhjavani/Facebook/Screenshot/Marian Haste