Pissy Driver Creates Fake Parking Ticket, Slaps it on Neighbor's Car

Categories: SF Parking

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Bernalwood Press
The never-ending parking paranoia in Bernal Heights has hit a brand new low (or high if you're an amused observer).

It appears a neighbor is quite upset over parking hogs in the hood, and thus decided to take matters into his/her own hands.

We found the curious image on Bernalwood Press, which provides the colorful details of this tragedy:

Neighbor Alex [Maxa], the keeper of the Gillibus, has seen a lot of things during his tenure as the Bernal Heights custodian for a large yellow former school bus, but until now, he has never seen anyone try to pass off a counterfeit Department of Parking and Traffic parking notice.

Maxa guesses that "Santa brought somebody a color printer for Xmas."

Setting all jokes aside, Maxa can sympathize, since he's been the target of parking controversy himself. He owns Gillibus: a1979 Gillig school bus you and your friends can rent for pretty much any outing (beach parties, tailgating, wine country tours, and the list goes on). As Maxa puts it: "1800 watt sound system + retro lounge theme + cozy, comfortable seating + cali king bed + 10 forward gears + friends = Rad Times. We've got the grill, the coolers, the tiki torches, everything you need."

As cool-as-shit as it sounds, the bus hasn't exactly been the life of the party in Bernal Heights. In fact, Maxa stopped parking the retro bus in the hood after he had one too many run-ins with "some psycho NIMBY neighbors" who unleashed meter maids on him.

"I don't think there's a parking problem in my neighborhood, I think there's a people problem," Maxa tells us.

He points to the ongoing parking fracas among neighbors that seem to only be handled through passive aggressive notes and calls to the towing company. "It's hilarious," says Maxa, who created CurbTxt, a convenient way for neighbors to politely ask via text drivers to move their cars.

Maxa says Bernal Heights is one of the best places to park in the city, because there are no meters, no zoning, and no parking permits needed. In short, you can park your car there until someone calls you out on it. And they will.

While Maxa admits that some drivers abuse this rare San Francisco freedom, he also believes these fake parking tickets and note-writing tactics are only creating more issues in Bernal Heights.

"The problem we have is that people are fighting each other rather than trying to figure out a solution," he told SF Weekly.

To be continued...






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18 comments
Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

@ Darlene Car Bouchard. It's the end result of GENTRIFICATION. You "liberals" begged for it.

aliasetc
aliasetc topcommenter

More reasons to leave Frisco. Ya think its going to get better?

Darlene Clar Bouchard
Darlene Clar Bouchard

I have gotten a few of these on my car and had no idea they were fake! I feel bad for this person- think of all the good that could come of them putting the same amount of energy into doing something positive in the community instead of being a jerk

Mathew Ringhofer
Mathew Ringhofer

Party bus really? In a residential neighborhood? Sounds like problems...

Nina Jo Smith
Nina Jo Smith

We observe a sort of consensual parking anarchy here in Bernal Heights. However I did see meter maids once.

Michael Harms
Michael Harms

This is what's wrong with this City. Not Busses that shuttle people to work. There's all kinds of rules here. They need to be posted at the door haha

Scott Claxton
Scott Claxton

Seriously?! This is News? Cocksuckers bitching about parking? SERIOUSLY?!!! WTF?!!!!

Jim Yu
Jim Yu

I had a neighbor in noe Valley paint his curb red to get people to stop parking their mini coopers who weren't even blocking his driveway. I had to report him to the sfmta for illegally creating a red zone.

Ani Mockler
Ani Mockler

Everyone on our street in Bernal is cool about the unspoken rules. Mostly. Even on street cleaning days you know that a neighbor's car will soon move where it usually goes. After all, I don't think any neighbor wishes a ticket on anyone. ($65+) Unless they are a-holes.

Craig M Sharrow
Craig M Sharrow

I know from experience that it is particularly annoying when the illegally parked car is blocking your garage door.

Rosie Flash
Rosie Flash

I should make one for my street. Oh.

miss415
miss415

Calling in and putting notes on cars is how reasonable, sane people handle the situation, hardly psycho.  Psycho would be slashing tires or some other form of vandalism.  Sounds like Maxa's party bus & app didn't do as well as he had hoped.  Maybe the exposure here will help! 

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