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Videos: Furious Vancouver neighbours angry over parking spot get talking-to by police

"They're so angry and miserable, I don't know why."

"This is my insane neighbour who's standing in front of my car right now not letting me park in front of my house."

So starts a series of TikTok videos chronicling a conflict this weekend over a parking spot in suburban Vancouver.

In the mundane but heated incident captured by user @jaderonni she's blocked from a parking spot on the street by a couple who are furious with her for trying to park in front of their house. Her home is across the road, steps away from the parking spot.

"They don't want me to park here; I'm going to park here though," she says in the video, laughing at the situation. "They're so angry and miserable, I don't know why."

She ends up blocking the street for more than half an hour she notes, as the police are called to sort the situation out. She claims the angry neighbours have five cars they always park in the area. 

"So they're trying to bully me which they do to every neighbour," she says. "They leave nasty notes on every neighbour's car swearing at people not to park in front of their house."

In the last video, a Vancouver police officer arrives and explains that if the parking spot is empty @jaderonni is allowed to park in the spot. He tells them to call the city bylaws if they want to change the rules.

"She's parking here. It's too late," says the officer. "She can park wherever she wants to."

In the comments, @jaderonni explained a bit more.

"Police came, told them they were committing a crime of forcible confinement by not letting me move. I parked where I wanted to park," she writes.

The five videos have gone viral on the platform, racking up more than 16 million views between them. Oddly, TikTok has tagged the second video with a note that the activity in the video "could result in you or others getting hurt."

@jaderonni

Crazy neighbors try to bully me over parking pt 1

♬ original sound - Jade Ronni

 

@jaderonni

 

♬ original sound - Jade Ronni

 

@jaderonni

 

♬ original sound - Jade Ronni

 

@jaderonni

 

♬ original sound - Jade Ronni

 

@jaderonni

 

♬ original sound - Jade Ronni

 

Vancouver Is Awesome has reached out to the VPD and @jaderonni for comment and will update when more information is available.