If you've ever felt like the meter maid is out to get you, you're not alone. You may not be paranoid, either. According to a report in the UK's Daily Mail, a Manchester work crew recently found their efforts hindered by a number of cars parked along a side street. Rather than simply wait and close down the road after the vehicles left, the crew brought in a flatbed tow truck with a crane, lifted said vehicles off of the road, commenced to paint new parking restriction lines and replaced the vehicles facing the opposite direction.

Here's where things get dicey. Before the paint even managed to dry, three of the vehicles on the road were ticketed for being illegally parked. Needless to say, the owners objected, and eventually the citations were swapped with notes with a warning to be more careful about where the owners choose park their vehicles in the future.

[Source: Daily Mail]