Riot advice sought on an unwelcome car

dr.evil 19 February 2009 76

Johnboy’s garaging cars at home poll reminded me to ask you lovely people for some advice…

We Evils live very near to a town centre – i.e. our street has parking sign only allowing parking within certain periods of the day.

This seems to make most people park in the paid parking areas closer to their workplaces.

However, we seem to get a car consistently parking up on the grassed area between the road and our home (on what I would call our front lawn). 

Therefore, to cleverly avoid getting a parking ticket this car is disguised to be garaged at our residence. I guess they have avoided paying for parking and/or are looking after the health with the extended walk into work.

I know that technically I can’t do anything about the 6m of land up from the road, but what about the car? I’d like to hear your thoughts…


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astrojax astrojax 4:36 pm 20 Feb 09

he might be a punk. and feeling lucky.

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 2:58 pm 20 Feb 09

Build a front porch, purchase some overalls, a rocking chair and a shotgun, learn to play banjo, start a chewing tobacco habit etc etc…

Or just aim the gun and say “get the f**k” off my lawn” in the best Clint Eastwood voice you can muster.

Being serious though, I think a note on the door saying you’ve informed the cops is the go!

H1NG0 H1NG0 12:45 pm 20 Feb 09

I remember as a kid my parents had a similar problem when living in Sydney. The solution was to get a few large boulders and plonk them down.

proofpositive proofpositive 11:16 am 20 Feb 09

place some road spikes in the long grass… they will only park there once.

Furry Jesus Furry Jesus 10:06 am 20 Feb 09

A printout under the windscreen wiper of all of the postings to date might just get the message across without provoking a road-rage incident.

peterh peterh 9:44 am 20 Feb 09

Instant Mash said :

BerraBoy68 said :

Ryan said :

BerraBoy68 said :

Let me guess…. Charnwood?

Oh hahahaha…

You’re just jealous of our drunk teenage car thieves!

yeah, that’s it.

how many derros have car boots for landscaping supplies?

especially in charnwood??

OT, if you put a really big white sticker on the windscreen, you can have a contact number as well, so the car owner can have a little chat with you. granted, they will be a bit offside initially, but might be amenable to a monetary solution. may make civic parking more attractive and cheaper…

I-filed I-filed 8:39 am 20 Feb 09

screaming banshee said :

deflate the odd tyre perhaps

And risk having every shrub in your garden stripped, or similar, or worse, in payback? Not worth it!

I-filed I-filed 8:36 am 20 Feb 09

What’s happened to the Canberra term ‘nature strip’ I wonder? It’s like Civic – the de facto official term.

willo willo 10:28 pm 19 Feb 09

actually…rethink on that…..take a pic of his car…parked on your lawn and photoshop graffiti and various damage onto it and stick THAT on the driver’s window……

willo willo 10:26 pm 19 Feb 09

do a search on the internet…..find a pic of a car same make/model/colour that is absolutely trashed (accident or otherwise)…..print it out and stick a copy on driver’s door….i am sure he will get the message…..

harvyk1 harvyk1 10:11 pm 19 Feb 09

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

You want something that’s going to hit them later, far from your home, and hit them hard. Superglue their fuel cap shut.

LOL – That is pure evil, also there is no way of proving where the car was when car and super glue met (unless the guy \ girl also happens to read RiotACT)

staria staria 10:09 pm 19 Feb 09

You could paint a mural of a garden on the car – that way you could begin to look forward to it being parked there!

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 9:47 pm 19 Feb 09

You want something that’s going to hit them later, far from your home, and hit them hard. Superglue their fuel cap shut.

miz miz 9:46 pm 19 Feb 09

Large rocks or other barriers others have mentioned, do the trick

farnarkler farnarkler 9:32 pm 19 Feb 09

Park your car (if you have one) where they park or put a few railway sleepers or other sizeable garden things where the car parks thus denying them the space. You could always call ASIO and say the occupants are dressed in traditional Afghan wear and are always carrying bags of fertiliser.

grunge_hippy grunge_hippy 9:31 pm 19 Feb 09

to the poster who said remove the plates and throw them away… better idea, take the plates and go for a burn up the parkway a couple of times through the speed cameras…

The Brad The Brad 9:10 pm 19 Feb 09

Do not damage or interfere with the vehicle in any way as you will be liable.

I’m sure Dr. Evil knows these are jokes. Kind of.

Put a lifesize cardboard model of a parking inspector on your front lawn, just near where he parks.

Ryan Ryan 8:40 pm 19 Feb 09

BerraBoy68 said :

Ryan said :

BerraBoy68 said :

Landscape the nature area, or just dump half a meter of sand/dirt/mulch on the nature strip in strategically placed little piles, just big enough to make them think you’re landscaping.

Then sit back and watch as the derros rock up and shovel it into their boot

Let me guess…. Charnwood?

lol, nah. hasn’t happened to me personally, i was referring to the piles that get dropped on the side of the road for landscaping. I’ve often seen people pull up and start shovelling it into their cars. Drakeford Dr at Oxley and Athllon Dr at Phillip are two that spring to mind.

bd84 bd84 8:37 pm 19 Feb 09

well if it is a median strip you’re describing a short complaint to the city rangers as suggested in post one will probably work. If it’s your private property write them a short note, telling them to stop parking there.

vg vg 8:28 pm 19 Feb 09

Sorry, from ‘there’

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