Lehigh County man, angry over parking...

Lehigh County man, angry over parking near his house, 'burned o...

There are 94 comments on the The Morning Call story from Feb 3, 2009, titled Lehigh County man, angry over parking near his house, 'burned o.... In it, The Morning Call reports that:

A Washington Township man, apparently disgruntled about people parking cars in front of his home, hopped in someone else's running vehicle on his block, revved the engine and moved the car about 20 feet as the ...

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No Citation

Glenolden, PA

#1 Feb 3, 2009
And there was no citation issued to the couple who left their keys in their car unattended?????? If the cops would cite more often for this, we wouldn't have as many stolen cars. I hope their insurance company hears about this.
Proff Louie alternator

Bethlehem, PA

#2 Feb 3, 2009
Burn-out,,? Must've been an ugly GTO...
me too

Whitehall, PA

#3 Feb 3, 2009
No Citation wrote:
And there was no citation issued to the couple who left their keys in their car unattended?????? If the cops would cite more often for this, we wouldn't have as many stolen cars. I hope their insurance company hears about this.
Leaving keys in your car does not make it LEGAL for someone to steal it or even use it!
bsht again

Kenilworth, NJ

#4 Feb 3, 2009
so what about the couple who left the car running and unlocked? If I remember correctly, there was just an article in mcall about people receiving citations for doing just that!! Were these people cited? Make up your minds people.
Juliet

Allentown, PA

#5 Feb 3, 2009
No Citation wrote:
And there was no citation issued to the couple who left their keys in their car unattended?????? If the cops would cite more often for this, we wouldn't have as many stolen cars. I hope their insurance company hears about this.
I didn't relize thats a crime....
Joe the worker guy

Allentown, PA

#6 Feb 3, 2009
Juliet wrote:
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I didn't relize thats a crime....
It is illegal to leave a car running with the keys in it. The police officer here was wrong to only enforce laws for one party.
this is bs

Ambler, PA

#7 Feb 3, 2009
people are completely rude and self-centered when it comes to parking their vehicles. obviously this guy took it to a new level, but there really should be better parking enforcement. i used to have a private driveway that people used to park in all the time, blocking my entire road. people park in front of my house now all the time to visit my neighbors, sometimes for days, when they could just as easily park in front of that person's house, or in one of the dozens of always-empty spaces on the block.. And the best is people who double park next to an empty space.
Get Over It

Bethlehem, PA

#8 Feb 3, 2009
Public parking places are not reserved for use by those who live directly behind them. How ridiculous. If you don't want people taking "your space" then build a garage. How "neighborly" everyone is. What a great community we live in.
Winston

North Andover, MA

#9 Feb 3, 2009
Joe the worker guy wrote:
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It is illegal to leave a car running with the keys in it. The police officer here was wrong to only enforce laws for one party.
I leave my car running all the time, who cares.
Rock You Out

Chesterfield, MO

#10 Feb 3, 2009
this is bs wrote:
people are completely rude and self-centered when it comes to parking their vehicles. obviously this guy took it to a new level, but there really should be better parking enforcement. i used to have a private driveway that people used to park in all the time, blocking my entire road. people park in front of my house now all the time to visit my neighbors, sometimes for days, when they could just as easily park in front of that person's house, or in one of the dozens of always-empty spaces on the block.. And the best is people who double park next to an empty space.
You are so spot on. This isn't about just an empty spot it's about sonsideration for other people. I bet that guy is always annoyed with those people. He probably shoveled his car out....probably took him all day and the couple with the kid probably never shovel their walk. I've seen situations like this all the time.
Rock You Out

Chesterfield, MO

#11 Feb 3, 2009
sonsideration? awesome
big deal

Schnecksville, PA

#12 Feb 3, 2009
Parking on the street is for anyone who cares to use it. You do not own the space on the street in front of your house. Too bad for you!! I will park wherever I want, whenever I want, and if you put a chair in the space, I will crush it with my car. How's that for consideration?
this is bs wrote:
people are completely rude and self-centered when it comes to parking their vehicles. obviously this guy took it to a new level, but there really should be better parking enforcement. i used to have a private driveway that people used to park in all the time, blocking my entire road. people park in front of my house now all the time to visit my neighbors, sometimes for days, when they could just as easily park in front of that person's house, or in one of the dozens of always-empty spaces on the block.. And the best is people who double park next to an empty space.
know what he means

Kunkletown, PA

#13 Feb 3, 2009
I live right next to a Fire co.When they have picnics or other things going on there people park infront of my house all the time even though the Fire co. has two of there own parking lots. When they have a picnic and I ask if they can save me a parking spot.because people park all around my house and they don,t even leave a space for me to park in my yard.I was told NO .No one can save a parking spot. But the fire company members and Lions club members save there self a spot to park. husbands and wifes of the fire co. can,t drive there together the wife brings her own car the husband brings his own car.then I,m suppose to park blocks away and walk to my house.Most of them live in walking distance.
cereal city

United States

#14 Feb 3, 2009
Joe the worker guy wrote:
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It is illegal to leave a car running with the keys in it. The police officer here was wrong to only enforce laws for one party.
You my friend are correct.
know what he means

Kunkletown, PA

#15 Feb 3, 2009
this is bs wrote:
people are completely rude and self-centered when it comes to parking their vehicles. obviously this guy took it to a new level, but there really should be better parking enforcement. i used to have a private driveway that people used to park in all the time, blocking my entire road. people park in front of my house now all the time to visit my neighbors, sometimes for days, when they could just as easily park in front of that person's house, or in one of the dozens of always-empty spaces on the block.. And the best is people who double park next to an empty space.
If you have to shovel yourself a spot they will park there. One time I shoveled myself a spot to park there was some only room infront of me to get out well some one had to park infront of me and block me in.when there were other places to park. when I told them don,t block me in. they get mad and act like if I go way I should come look for them and wait for them to move ther car.If I,m not going away right now there not moving.

“Trying to do the best I can.”

Since: Jul 07

Lehigh Valley, PA

#16 Feb 3, 2009
Thank goodness I live in the country!!
Resident

Allentown, PA

#17 Feb 3, 2009
What the Morning Call did not state, is that the street that they are referring to, does not have parking on either side. People park half way on the sidewalks, half way on the road with 4 way flashers on all the time on this street. It's quite a hazzard for people driving by, especially at the top of the hill where it is also a sharp turn!
Wow

Nesquehoning, PA

#18 Feb 3, 2009
big deal wrote:
Parking on the street is for anyone who cares to use it. You do not own the space on the street in front of your house. Too bad for you!! I will park wherever I want, whenever I want, and if you put a chair in the space, I will crush it with my car. How's that for consideration?
<quoted text>
What a fine community member you must be.
tropics

Allentown, PA

#19 Feb 3, 2009
know what he means wrote:
I live right next to a Fire co.When they have picnics or other things going on there people park infront of my house all the time even though the Fire co. has two of there own parking lots. When they have a picnic and I ask if they can save me a parking spot.because people park all around my house and they don,t even leave a space for me to park in my yard.I was told NO .No one can save a parking spot. But the fire company members and Lions club members save there self a spot to park. husbands and wifes of the fire co. can,t drive there together the wife brings her own car the husband brings his own car.then I,m suppose to park blocks away and walk to my house.Most of them live in walking distance.
Maybe the fire company sampled some of your writing "skills", and figured you for just another retard.
Scarletts Plantation

Palmerton, PA

#20 Feb 3, 2009
Winston wrote:
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I leave my car running all the time, who cares.
There goes your car and a mongrel is driving it...

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