An angry driver who refused to pay a £4 parking ticket caused £4,000 damage to the barrier by trying to force it out of the way, police officers say.
In a “moment of madness”, the motorist, who pulled up in a flashy £60,000 BMW X6 at Southampton’s West Quay car park, is said to have blown up the barricade rather than pay the tiny fee.
Police say the driver is now likely to have to pay repair costs after seeing red at parking ticket prices.
One officer wrote on Twitter: “Called to an incident of a car park customer who was unwilling to pay a £4 parking fee, attempted to enforce the barrier himself and caused an estimated £4,000 in damage – which they are now likely to be liable for.
“A moment of madness can get pretty expensive.”
Police were called to the scene around 6:40 p.m. Sunday and a motorist was spoken to.
A police spokesman said Daily Echo: “A woman driving a white BMW X6 attempted to manually open an exit barrier at West Quay car park, resulting in damage.
“A 41-year-old woman from Chilworth was approached by officers at the scene and will take part in a voluntary interview in relation to the incident at a later date.”
It comes after a The driver was shamed by police for his poor parking.
They left their Toyota Yarris facing the road and one rear wheel on the sidewalk.
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officers in Walsall, West MidlandsShe shared an image of the vehicle online with the caption, “An example of not parking a vehicle.”
They added that a parking fine was sent to the driver.
Last month a driver forced a charity shop to close for a day Parking on the way in front of the entrance.
Shop manager Alex Sharp said it parked there for six hours and cost them £200, adding: “They must have decided to park right outside – who knows why.” It’s just so silly.”
And The Sun revealed what jobs were like on the council Penalize homeowners for parking on their own street.
A mother has been struggling to get her poor son to and from the hospital in Harrow, north west London, because of stupid rules.
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