A motorist has sparked outrage after parking in another car by backing up so close, it allowed it barely a few centimetres of space at the front of the trapped vehicle.
And so the car has now been stuck in the same Coogee parking spot for three days, unable to move.
According to a Facebook post, the blue Citroen parked close to the Volkswagen on Sunday night in Mount Street, next to Coogee Beach Club.
The Citroen hasn’t moved since, leaving the other car “blocked”.
Photos show just centimetres of space between them.
Posting on a local Facebook group in Sydney’s east, the frustrated VW driver appealed for help.
The crux of the issue is the slope of the hill in which the cars are parked. It requires a reverse hill start.
According to the VW owner, there was originally a little more space between him and the other car.
But when he tried to pull out of the spot, he rolled forward.
Slamming his foot on the brakes, he has been left with no choice but to leave his car there.
A difficult hill start means if he tries to move, he’ll crash into the other car.
“The cars are on the steep hill at the bottom of Mount Street,” the man said.
“Due to gravity its almost impossible to not have the car roll forward at least slightly. Which is what ended up happening.
“If anyone knows who owns it can you please tell them to come and move it forward. We’ve been unable to drive anywhere for two days now and have been getting public transport to work.
“FYI: the car was originally parked slightly more forward (but still not giving us a fair amount of space to get out) however due to the steepness of the hill, as soon as we tried to do a reverse hill start to get some more space the car lunged forward (our car is automatic).
“So it’s literally just stuck there now.”
The VW driver received sympathy online.
“Inform the cops. That’s bad parking,” one person commented.
“Jesus that’s bad parking.,” said another.
However, others said the driver should be able to get out of the spot.
“If your car lunges forward & it’s an auto you need driving lessons ! 1. Handbrake on. 2. Foot on brake. 3. Engage revers. Simple!” said one person.
“There is this magic symbol on the gear lever, It looks like ‘R’ … maybe try that before pointing the blame at someone?” another person commented.