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Angry BMW driver causes £4,000 damage at car park barrier after raging over £4 ticket

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.

A motorist reportedly caused £4,000 worth of damage at a barrier instead of parking a £4 ticket

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A motorist reportedly caused £4,000 worth of damage at a barrier instead of parking a £4 ticketPhoto credit: @HantsSpecials/Twitter

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.

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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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