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Parking in a spot which inconveniences someone is far less of a "crime" than vandalism.
I have this with a block of flats in Exner Road in Vredehoiek. I put a sign on all 4 garage doors to the effect that blockers would be clamped. We then painted yellow lines from the building to the street. The first week we clamped 11 cars, the second 10, the third 5 and so on until today, 10 months later, there is no trouble. WE just waited until the clamped car owner left and took it off. Several called the cops, who were most unsympathetic towards the owners
I am not sure it is legal though. We took care to only clamp cars who transgressed more than once, obviously someone in the area. Took pics of every one. One owner in a Polo was clamped 8 times
I live in Woodstock, so I know exactly what you talking about, a guy whom we warned at least 3 times for parking in front of my garage decided to park in front of my garage again yesterday, and then I deflated the tyre then about 3 hours later 2 females come out that work with the guy and verbally abuses me for deflating the wheel and doesn't listen to anything I tell themThat is my problem with Cape Town (City Bowl). So many self centred pr!cks, they will do their best to "spite" someone whom they think "did them in" even if it is way worse for them.
How did they know it was you?I live in Woodstock, so I know exactly what you talking about, a guy whom we warned at least 3 times for parking in front of my garage decided to park in front of my garage again yesterday, and then I deflated the tyre then about 3 hours later 2 females come out that work with the guy and verbally abuses me for deflating the wheel and doesn't listen to anything I tell them
All those recommending damage be done to the perpetrators vehicles do realise you are as bad as them, in fact, in the eyes of the law, you'd be worse than them. Parking in a spot which inconveniences someone is far less of a "crime" than vandalism.
Stork or Rama please ser. Let's be civil.Nothing like some butter on the windscreen to get the message across without leaving real damage.
But doesn’t help if it’s a different culprit every time.
Alternatively, move to the North where there is space to park for everyone.
1st dont damage the car. Then you are legally at fault, even if its deflating their car.So I live in Cape Town Gardens area and many of the people have the tendency to just park in front of my garage like it is completely acceptable.
The garage entrances aren't directly on the street, so they actually park off street, right there in front of the garage. Some come in at an angle and block multiple garages.
Now I don't know where these folks live (densely populated area obviously). And many times they'll park there for hours.
Worse, the street still has plenty of parking, so it isn't like they had no choice.
What is my recourse here?
Call the police? Break their windows, hand brake down? etc?
Legally you would be at fault for vehicle damage and they can hold both a criminal charge of malicious damage to property and claim from your insurance which your insurance would reject and you have to pay. Can be easily 10k depending on the vehicle.Scratch the side of the car with your key, works best.
Still malicious damage to property, this is a criminal charge. The police will come with a fingerprint kit and dust the vehicle for prints.Get that thing that takes the valve out of the tyre. And take all 4 out. Can't inflate that.
No serious damage done but one big headache for the driver