Let That Be A Lesson To You

From the “What Are We Coming To” Files: the Chron reports a year-long parking dispute in Richmond between neighbors that led to bloodshed. One neighbor on a street with weekly Tuesday cleaning routinely reparked his 6 or 7 vehicles near neighbor 2’s home – where the street is cleaned only every third Tuesday. Neighbor 2 had a problem with this and shot the parker in the head.

The parker is on life-support. The shooter is terminally ill with prostate cancer.

This article is cross-filed under “senseless.”

I’ve seen tempers flare on my block on sweeper days: once a woman swooped in and parked in a spot for which a side-walk parked woman was clearly waiting, offering only a “tough shit” response when the reasonably angered side-walk parker objected. Scarcity makes people do crazy things. But one wonders how a person get so attached to city property that he resorts to attempted – likely successful – murder.

1 Comment so far

  1. Suki (unregistered) on September 29th, 2005 @ 1:01 pm

    Our neighborhood is a bit more friendly. A neighbor rang our doorbell this morning to remind us to move one of the cars…

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