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OH called me at 6.15pm to tell me he couldn't come home from work as someone had blocked his car in. Because he had a doctors appointment this morning at 9am he didn't get to work til nearly 10 by wh… Read More
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
OH called me at 6.15pm to tell me he couldn't come home from work as someone had blocked his car in.
Because he had a doctors appointment this morning at 9am he didn't get to work til nearly 10 by which time he couldn't get parked. His only option was to park in a parking bay alloted to a private flat across from his work. When he returned he found that the owner of the space had parked across him so that he couldn't get out.
The owner left him a note which gave their flat number. My OH tried the door but no-one answered.
It's now 7.30pm, I've had the 3 kids all day & am 39 weeks pregnant. He's still sitting in the car waiting for the owners to return home.

I know what he did was wrong.
However, I need him home as I'm knackered & will shout at him later. But for now, please help!
If we contact the police, would they be sympathetic & try to find a way to move the vehicle or would my OH be in hot bother?
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
Sorry if I had a private parking space i'd block someone in if they parked in it, but then I'd sod off to the pub so I was unable to drive the car until the next day, would you like someone camping in your garden? Private parking spaces are private property.

Would the police be sypathetic? Does a bear use Andrex?
#2
oh dear, feel so sorry for you.. dont get stressed about it or you'll bring on labour and then you'll be in an even worse predicament.

i dont think the police would be helpful.. but who knows?

i would knock on other flats and see if the neighbours know whose car it is and where they are likely to be...wont be far without their car!

would definitely try the pub as i agree with harlzter, the owner of that parking space isnt likely to be very happy with your partner lol
#3
yep, the police may assist in trying to find the owner. The police cannot book him as it sounds like he has parked on private land, so this would be a civil trespass issue. The police can trace the owner via pnc and if they then check their ICAD system if the owner has ever contacted them for anything they MAY have a contact number they can try.
has your husband tried the neighbours? they may be able to help
#4
Clarity of mind - nice suggestion!!
#5
The persons whose private parking space it is could be pregnant too but your hubby didn't think of that when he parked there.
banned#6
Depends how they have parked. If they have done so in a way that it causes an obstruction, they may move it. If not, they will probably tell you you've been taught a lesson. If someone parked in my drive, the car would be there for ages.
#7
deb8z
The persons whose private parking space it is could be pregnant too but your hubby didn't think of that when he parked there.


Ooooooooooh, touche +1
#8
ADZ1478
yep, the police may assist in trying to find the owner. The police cannot book him as it sounds like he has parked on private land, so this would be a civil trespass issue. The police can trace the owner via pnc and if they then check their ICAD system if the owner has ever contacted them for anything they MAY have a contact number they can try.
has your husband tried the neighbours? they may be able to help


The owner left him a note which gave their flat number.! Found
#9
When I was at work one night I parked my car outside a block of garages, the street was AWFUL for parking....well a busy body neighbour rang the police and said he needed access to his garage (he didn't), the police searched my car reg and phoned my husband at home! So they must have access to numbers somehow?
1 Like #10
can your husband leave a note apologizing , with a contact number and get a taxi home?
#11
harlzter
Sorry if I had a private parking space i'd block someone in if they parked in it, but then I'd sod off to the pub so I was unable to drive the car until the next day, would you like someone camping in your garden? Private parking spaces are private property.

Would the police be sypathetic? Does a bear use Andrex?


Me too,,,Like others when they park on disabled parking bays,,,ignorant and inconsiderate,,,Sorry but not got any sympathy,,,
#12
bitseylango
can your husband leave a note apologizing , with a contact number and get a taxi home?


Good thinking Batman :thumbsup:
#13
id bump the car out off the way, get a few off the locals to help you. what a petty thing to do! id bet that the owner off the flat is in and isnt answering the door!
#14
Plan!

Ring the police, explain the story then calmly tell them you're in labour and need your husband :)
#15
leecroot
id bump the car out off the way, get a few off the locals to help you. what a petty thing to do! id bet that the owner off the flat is in and isnt answering the door!


I think they maybe at home too,but why is it petty,its a private parking space.
#16
Depending on size of car tell hubby to get 3-5 mates and you can bounce a car out of the way. Its all in the timing, bounce the car until you get a rhythm going then, then on a upwards bounce, you need 2-3 people to push in the direction you want the car to go, Keep going until its out the way, I have done this a couple of times when blocked in.
#17
deb8z
I think they maybe at home too,but why is it petty,its a private parking space.


the car has obviosly been parked in such a way that he cant get out! thats the petty part.
#18
DKLS
Depending on size of car tell hubby to get 3-5 mates and you can bounce a car out of the way. Its all in the timing, bounce the car until you get a rhythm going then, then on a upwards bounce, you need 2-3 people to push in the direction you want the car to go, Keep going until its out the way, I have done this a couple of times when blocked in.


thats what i suggested. great minds must think alike!
#19
michelleleemoo
The owner left him a note which gave their flat number.! Found


if they gave the right flat number, would you? or would you give then someones that might not be there? tempted?:thumbsup:
#20
ADZ1478
if they gave the right flat number, would you? or would you give then someones that might not be there? tempted?:thumbsup:


not to worry the op but they may have blocked it in till the clampers arrive... it is private property... if it wasn't for this, id be tellin him to leave it and get home to the op.
#21
something similar happened to me and i phoned the police who were very helpful and also told me that after managing to get a phone number for the guy that if he didnt unblock my car they would get his lifted.
#22
louise.123
something similar happened to me and i phoned the police who were very helpful and also told me that after managing to get a phone number for the guy that if he didnt unblock my car they would get his lifted.


Did that involve a private space though?
#23
yes a residents parking space
#24
How would you feel if someone parked in your driveway???
1 Like #25
Perhaps a summary type of justice has been served, the incoveniencer has now been inconvenienced and lets hope lesson learned. I would be asking the owner to move it now though and suitable advice given to the OP's husband
From a personal perspective, an inconsiderate act has been met by a considered response
#26
harlzter
Sorry if I had a private parking space i'd block someone in if they parked in it, but then I'd sod off to the pub so I was unable to drive the car until the next day, would you like someone camping in your garden? Private parking spaces are private property.

Would the police be sypathetic? Does a bear use Andrex?


Oh to be perfect!

deb8z
The persons whose private parking space it is could be pregnant too but your hubby didn't think of that when he parked there.


But that wouldn't stop them from getting to the hospital?!?

leecroot
the car has obviosly been parked in such a way that he cant get out! thats the petty part.


It's parked right across him & although it's a Toyota LC he doesn't want to bump it out of the way as he knows he was in the wrong but I just want him home!
#27
Key the car.....all over.

actually dont, be patient and wait, if the owner is doing it on purpose now thats some harsh punishment.
#28
ADZ1478
Perhaps a summary type of justice has been served, the incoveniencer has now been inconvenienced and lets hope lesson learned. I would be asking the owner to move it now though and suitable advice given to the OP's husband
From a personal perspective, an inconsiderate act has been met by a considered response


:thumbsup:
#29
I'd suggest calling the police to see if they can help by contacting the owner, however, your husband will probably get quite a mouthful from whoevers space it is.

I know that we've all probably parked in places we shouldn't have done during our time, but what you should take into account is whilst you're upset/cross because your husband has been blocked in and you have your circumstances at home, your husband shouldn't have assumed the space belonged to an able bodied, full time working person. If that were my space he'd taken, for example, I'd have been left with no where to park with 2 children under 5 and one of them being disabled with mobility issues and I would have been absolutely fuming. I'm just trying to say although it's a nuicence for you, don't get too wound up by it because you don't know if your husband caused the owner any problems in return, and fingers crossed they're either home/answering the door by now or the police can help get hold of the owner.
#30
Charlie&Lola
I'd suggest calling the police to see if they can help by contacting the owner, however, your husband will probably get quite a mouthful from whoevers space it is.

I know that we've all probably parked in places we shouldn't have done during our time, but what you should take into account is whilst you're upset/cross because your husband has been blocked in and you have your circumstances at home, your husband shouldn't have assumed the space belonged to an able bodied, full time working person. If that were my space he'd taken, for example, I'd have been left with no where to park with 2 children under 5 and one of them being disabled with mobility issues and I would have been absolutely fuming. I'm just trying to say although it's a nuicence for you, don't get too wound up by it because you don't know if your husband caused the owner any problems in return, and fingers crossed they're either home/answering the door by now or the police can help get hold of the owner.


+1
#31
bitseylango
can your husband leave a note apologizing , with a contact number and get a taxi home?

This seems like the best option to me.
#32
xsazzyjayx
When I was at work one night I parked my car outside a block of garages, the street was AWFUL for parking....well a busy body neighbour rang the police and said he needed access to his garage (he didn't), the police searched my car reg and phoned my husband at home! So they must have access to numbers somehow?


Good on that neighbour!!! how do you know he didnt need acsess? His garage so he has right of acsess at all times. I've had my drive blocked on numerous occasions and yes I have also called the police who traced the vheicals owner and got it moved. I got a knock at my door the evening from a very appologetic woman whos husband sent her to do the dirty work.

Perhaps the OP's hubby could get a taxi home!
#33
leecroot
id bump the car out off the way, get a few off the locals to help you. what a petty thing to do! id bet that the owner off the flat is in and isnt answering the door!


idiot... perhaps people will see and then there would be more trouble. it's private...someone has probably paid for that privilege.
#34
bellabonkers
idiot... perhaps people will see and then there would be more trouble. it's private...someone has probably paid for that privilege.


yes i think the owner off the flat is an idiot too for blocking this bloke in.
#35
leecroot
yes i think the owner off the flat is an idiot too for blocking this bloke in.


less punishment than calling the police and getting them involved. Which I would have done without hesitation. Not an Idiot at all.
#36
The "idiot" didn't have to leave a note with his/her flat number on it though,that was considerate.

People park across my driveway too,its very annoying,one woman who i asked to move swore at me,made me laugh i should have been the one swearing:w00t:
#37
You pay for a private space you assume you have exclusive rights of access to it.

Sorry OP, circumstances or not your hubby was in the wrong. Vengeance has been served. It may be harsh but it might stop him from doing it again.
#38
leecroot
thats what i suggested. great minds must think alike!


Can be fun bouncing cars :thumbsup:

I once with 2 mates, put a reliant 3 wheeler upside in a skip of a particularly inconsiderate parker that lived on my street.
#39
I do still feel sorry for the OP.....I'm sure hubby will get a dressing down when he does get home!
#40
if i could not find a parking space would it be alright if i parked in your driveway, i can only assume you would be most irked if i did and rightly so your husband has done exactly this hes lucky they didn,t have his car removed by a clamping firm would have cost a fortune to get back. maybe now he will be more considerate in his actions.

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