Plastic chairs & danger sign apparently used to reserve parking spot, driver denies & makes police report

The supposed owner of the car replied in the comments of the post.

Hannah Martens | January 24, 2023, 12:19 PM

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Netizens on the Facebook page SG Road Vigilante have shamed a driver for allegedly using a danger sign and chairs to "reserve" a parking spot at an HDB car park.

In a Facebook post on Jan. 21, SG Road Vigilante posted about an incident on Jan. 11 at Paris Ris Street 51 Block 527D.

According to the post, the driver of a black Toyota supposedly used a danger sign from a nearby construction site to "chope" a parking spot, making it "his own private parking lot".

But someone claiming to be the driver has denied this and shared what looks like a police report in the comments.

The post that started it all

You can see the post below:

The person who submitted the post claimed they saw the driver placing the sign when he left, and described the driver's action as "very self-entitled".

In another post on Jan. 23, at supposedly the same car park, photos showed four plastic chairs were used to reserve a parking lot instead of a danger sign.

In the photos, the lot that was reserved by the plastic chairs does not appear to be the same lot that was reserved by the danger sign.

The lot that was reserved by the danger sign was lot 230A, while the lot reserved by the chairs was lot 252A.

Online comments

Many in the comments shamed the driver for allegedly reserving that particular spot.

Screenshot from Facebook

Screenshot from Facebook

Screenshot from Facebook

While others said other drivers could simply move the sign and just park in the spot.

Screenshot from Facebook

Screenshot from Facebook

Screenshot from Facebook

Supposed owner of car lodges police report

However, in the comment section of the post, someone claiming to be the driver of the Toyota replied.

The supposed owner of the Toyota, Joe Low, uploaded screenshots of a police report he apparently made against SG Road Vigilante.

According to the police report, Low stated that he saw the danger sign placed in the lot, suggesting that someone else put the sign there, not him.

However, he "assessed the surrounding and found nothing was [dangerous] around the parking lot", so he removed the sign and parked his car in the lot.

Low also said that the second post, dated Jan. 23, where the driver replaced plastic chairs instead of the danger signs to reserve the lot, was not his doing.

"I am therefore putting up this police report for a record as the above allegation was untrue and the signage and plastic chairs were not placed by myself... within parking lot 230A to reserve the parking lot," he stated in the supposed report.

Low also stated in a comment that he stayed in a different block, so to park in the lot near Block 527D would still require him to walk five to ten minutes to his residence.

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