Philadelphia Police Says #NoSavesies To Public Parking

Philadelphia Police Says #NoSavesies To Public Parking

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It follows major snowstorms like day follows night, the practice of using old junk to save the parking space you just dug out!

Our Bruce Gordon provides his own twisted take on the age-old practice including a rather questionable history lesson!

Need to sit down and take a load off, after shoveling all that snow? No problem, the chairs are already outside saving the freshly dug out parking space in front of the house.

Oh, it's not just chairs. We saw 5 gallon buckets, trash cans right side up and upside down, and traffic cones.

Most Philadelphians are happy to share their views on space saving after a big snow.

"People can risk their life; have a heart attack shoveling and strokes and everything else, digging out,"

 The Police department tweeted this, just last week: "When you dig out your car today, leave the spot clear. Just say no to lawn chair, orange cone and trash can.#NoSavesies."

On a public street, other people can park. You can't save your spot with furniture.

A fellow picked up the old tire and tar bucket saving a street parking space then backed his van in and went inside the row home nearby. We don't know who placed the items there, and he told us he didn't have time to talk.

The practice of saving parking spaces in Philadelphia actually dates back to 1682, right on the banks of the Delaware River.

William Penn, preparing to return to England by ship and not wanting to lose his space, declared, 'I calleth savesies."

Penn placed a large concrete monument on the river bank to hold his spot- even put his name on it!

He never returned to Philadelphia, but his parking space is waiting for him, if he needs it!

Mayor Nutter says good neighbors should be able to work through disagreements like whose parking spot is whose and he's right.

No reason folks can't sit down face to face and talk it out. Hey, there's plenty of seating.

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