As a general rule, we try to follow a few simple principles throughout the day, and one of the most important is, "don't anger the road workers." Why? The guys and girls responsible for taking care of our nation's roadways wield the seldom-seen power to seriously put a kink your day. If you need proof, look no further than the clip in the video below. In it, workers in Tel Aviv, Israel carefully paint a handicap space around an otherwise legally parked vehicle. After they finish, it doesn't take long for a tow truck to come along and haul off the "offending" sedan.

The owner was then fined around $270 for being illegally parked, and took to Facebook to vent about her situation. Local authorities got wind of the situation and quickly apologized, saying, "This was a severe mistake and a case of incompetence that the city of Tel Aviv does not accept." The city is reportedly also working to make sure something similar does not happen again. Check out the scene in the video below.



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      Vinny68
      • 1 Year Ago
      I\'ve never seen a flat bed truck that could lift from the side like that. Very impressive.
        mike
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Vinny68
        I was thinking that also. It would be very useful in cities like NY
      Ed
      • 1 Year Ago
      Seems like something Roscoe P. Coltrane and Boss Hogg would think up.
      AcidTonic
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've always noticed a real situation in America where you can kinda get "screwed" like that.... One guy parks in the middle of two lanes at a strip mall. The guy next to him has to park illegally as well let's say. Then the car next to him and so on..... You pull up to only one open spot, and it's in between two lines. You park. They all leave after a few hours, and suddenly you are the only illegally parked car. Never happened to me but I've been nervous when I have to park "over" a bit due to someone on my line.
        RocketRed
        • 1 Year Ago
        @AcidTonic
        Yes and the instigator of this chaos usually is the driver of some epic destroyer who, despite wielding an array of cameras and sensors to rival an actual warship, cannot park the vehicle between two painted lines to save his or her life. The prevalence of mega-cars with lazy drivers at one local place we go has basically made the painted lines irrelevant.
        Vinuuz
        • 1 Year Ago
        @AcidTonic
        Indeed. I have also felt a little worried after parking next to a car parked illegally and literally being forced to park on or beyond a line. If a full spot is available elsewhere, I generally park there.
        RWD
        • 1 Year Ago
        @AcidTonic
        Definitely a daily annoyance! That's one situation where I'm glad I own a car worth about $1k... If I park next to the person clearly at fault (the space at the end for example, no excuse), I will gladly park centered within my lines, leaving about 1/8th of an inch between our doors. Ding me if you want jackass, maybe you'll take a moment to park properly next time. Also +1 to RocketRed about the cars always being epic destroyers loaded with cameras and sensors, that made me laugh pretty hard. And so true.
      yoonwolf
      • 1 Year Ago
      I want to get that tow truck
      Harry Hurt
      • 1 Year Ago
      The article didn't say what the driver did to offend the workers. They may have been insulted unfairly. As is frequently the case, there is not enouph information here.
      pillowhead
      • 1 Year Ago
      If there was no video, there would have been no apology. Lucky for her there was one
      davebo357
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't get why the article starts off with "don't anger the road workers." What had this person done to anger them if she parked there legally? And wouldn't any idiot with a bucket of paint have the ability to do this, not just road workers?
      Shiftright
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not kosher at all
      ROBINHOOD
      • 1 Year Ago
      I saw a pic not long ago of a Big Mercedes parked in fromt of a Fire Hydrant. The Fire Dept busted out both back windows and ran the hose through them for the hook up. Way to go guys!
      The Wise One
      • 1 Year Ago
      It would be nice to know in the accompanying article what it was that the offending female driver did - if anything - to ignite the ire of these road workers and cause them to paint her car into a handicapped parking spot.
      Ducman69
      • 1 Year Ago
      I heard about some Chinese using trickery like this but to their advantage. They would put magnetic signs up on a nearby lightpost that authorizes them to park where they otherwise shouldn't, or one lady even had a sheet of clear plastic with white stripes and the like painted on that looked like a parking space, so she could stop and pull that out of the trunk and then drive onto it and at first glance it looks totally legit. xD
        bK
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ducman69
        I saw that somewhere here I think. These chinese people will bring their own parking spot bracket shaped tape and place it around their car where ever they wanted to park. Hilarious.
      Reparkable
      • 1 Year Ago
      wtf?
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