We’ve seen our fair share of bad parking jobs over the years, but the Southlake Police Department has found a creative way to call out an offender.
In a Facebook post, the city’s Department of Public Safety posted a picture of a Ram pickup which that was partially parked in a handicap spot.
While most officers would simply ticket the truck and call it a day, the department apparently created a funny note which reads “We noticed you had a little trouble staying in the lines when you parked next to a handicapped space….” The message includes an uncolored image of the police department’s shield and goes on to say “Maybe if you practice coloring our path and staying in the lines here, it could help you from avoid citations in the future.”
In the Facebook post, the department said they usually try to avoid “snark and sass,” but sometimes residents make it hard to resist. They went on to remind drivers to stay within the lines when parking, especially next to a handicapped space, or you might get one of their new fliers.
Unsurprisingly, the post has been a hit on social media and a number of people have expressed support for both the comedy of the message and the department for looking after the handicapped. Drivers of offending vehicles might feel different but, as Fox News noted, getting a funny message is certainly a lot better than a $200 (£154 / €178) parking ticket.