THIS woman was criticized online after she stood in an empty parking space to reserve it for her partner.
Wearing a black dress, she was seen standing in an empty parking lot and confronting an angry driver in a parking lot in Australia.
The bizarre argument was shared on TikTok by Grace Pene, who captioned the video: “Never a dull day in Southport.”
“Let the road rage begin,” the filmmaker can be heard saying.
The two women were then seen exchanging a few words while the passenger of the red Suzuki appeared to urge the woman to give in.
The woman standing in the parking lot appears to be saying something to the other woman as the two are seen gesturing to each other.
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“She can’t do that, but there’s still a parking space up there,” says the person filming as she watches the row of parking spaces unfold below.
The passenger retreats back into the car, and shortly afterwards the Suzuki driver starts honking at the woman in the parking lot.
The woman blocking the parking lot is then seen gesturing violently at another vehicle while waving both arms while holding her phone in her right hand.
A woman gets out of the Suzuki and confronts the parking lot advertiser.
A man then joins the bizarre confrontation and also stands in the parking lot – causing the angry Suzuki passenger to start a verbal argument with him and the woman.
The tension remains high until the Suzuki drives off.
“Oh, she admits defeat,” says the person behind the video as the driver is seen driving away.
“Oh my God, this is crazy!”
However, the woman’s “anti-social” parking act is not considered illegal.
A Queensland Police spokesman said standing in a parking lot was not against the law, Daily Mail Australia reports.
“It is difficult for us to deal with hypotheses because, on the face of it, this type of behavior is antisocial but not necessarily illegal,” they said.
“However, if the matter results in a breach of the peace or public nuisance, we may take action.”
“We probably also have to consider that in the time it took for the police to be called and arrive, the matter would probably have been resolved one way or another.”
Although she didn’t break the law, the “Parking Lot Karen” was blasted in the TikTok comments section.
“I would have come back, locked the car and put dog poop under the door handles,” one angry user wrote.
“‘I would have sat in my car forever before giving it to this car,’ commented another.
“No chance I would leave. I would have taken the day off if I had to,” replied a third.
A fellow driver has revealed the drastic method he uses to magically stop his neighbors from parking outside his house.
In the video he showed a cone with orange lines on concrete.
“I just wanted to share with everyone how to reserve a parking space,” the YouTuber explained.
“Every year we do something like the River Festival and it’s right around the corner and for three days every donkey is in the city parks right in front of our house.”