Philly Police: No Saving Parking Spots With Your Lawn Chair

Or your orange cone. Or your trash can.

With any snowstorm in Philadelphia comes people trying to save the parking spots they’ve dug out on the street. They use lawn chairs. They use orange cones. They use trash cans.

This spot-saving practice has always been a little sketchy from a legal perspective. After all, you don’t own the street. It’s not like it’s your driveway.

But should your neighbor be allowed to pull his Honda into the spot you spent an hour digging out at 6 a.m.? Street justice would say no. But the Philadelphia Police Department says yes, in what may be their first invocation of the term “savsies”:


But what do you think?

Should Spot-Saving Be Allowed?