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How to Win Friends and Influence Neighbors

A Dupont Circle resident writes in to Prince of Petworth with a dilemma about a restauranteur whose establishment is behind his house; the chef keeps trespassing on his property and stealing his parking space.

What’s the recourse for something like this? It doesn’t seem serious enough to get the police involved, but I’m tired of having to go into his restaurant to yell at him in front of his customers to move his car.

The recourse, obviously, is to write a passive-aggressive, anonymous complaint about the guy to a popular neighborhood blog.

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Comments

  1. #1

    Uh, what? The guy kept the restaurant's name anonymous too...where is the passive-aggressiveness? He's not even aggressive in the first place. I think he needs to get more so.

  2. #2

    Yeah i would think this is the best way to deal with it--it's a shitload better than calling the cops over something this simple. And complaining on the internet is a time-honored way to blow off steam

  3. #3

    Call a DC towing company and line up to use their services in advance. When the idiot restaurant chef parks in your space (I assume it's private property), call DC police to have a ticket written. Once DC police ticket him, you can have him towed away.

    I used to be a commercial landord in DC and had fun dealing with the bozos who think they can use your property whenever they were too cheap to pay to park or too lazy to find on-street parking farther away than they wanted to walk.

  4. #4

    Agree with typicaldcbs.
    But tell him/her thats what you'll do first.

  5. #5

    IF ITS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY WHY THE NEED TO CALL POLICE? THEY TAKE TO LONG TO SHOW UP. FUCK THAT.

    TELL THE MOFO IF HE PARKS IN YOUR SPOT WHAT WILL HAPPEN. LINE UP TOW COMPANY BEFORE HAND LET THEM KNOW TIME AND DAY THE SHIT KEEPS HAPPENING, POST HAND WRITTEN SIGN WITH TOW COMPANY NUMBER PREFERABLY A TOW COMPANY IN FREDERICK OR WALDORF, MD. SO WHOEVER PARKS THERE GETS THE MESSAGE AFTER HIS VEHICLE GETS TOWED.

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