Posted on Feb 22, 2021
A1C Trent Terrell
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I'm having a situation with my neighbors who continuously park in my designated parking spot. I've addressed the issue to the landlord, but I expect this situation to either continue or result in some form of retaliation. If anyone else has experienced this type of issue, please let me know how you were able to resolve it? Thank you!
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CSM Darieus ZaGara
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It is your landlords responsibility. There is no legal authority for police to respond. If the landlord can’t resolve ask him to refund your parking fee.
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A1C Trent Terrell
A1C Trent Terrell
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Thank you so much for your reply!
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SFC Casey O'Mally
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Unless your spot is handicapped, you have no legal recourse. Park in the neighbor's spot, or wherever you can and walk to your apartment. Yes, this is disrespectful on the part of your neighbor. But is it REALLY that important? Unless it is at the point where there is no parking anywhere within the parking lot or adjacent street, just find a spot.
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Does the offender have too many cars, is he leaving an open spot?
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A1C Trent Terrell
A1C Trent Terrell
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Hi, Thank you for your response, I do appreciate your feedback; what stood out to me in your comments was, "is it really that important". I agree, in the spectrum of things, this simply is not important, but since this is affecting me directly, it is 100% a nuisance. It's the kind of nuisance when a person does not wear their masks simply because is an inconvenience to them, while their choice is at the expense of the surrounding population. It's the same kind of nuisance when somebody declares "fake news" to any information that does not correlate to that person’s approval. It’s the same kind of nuisance when people intellectually talk about “the immigrants” when (excluding Native Americans) they “themselves” are 100% immigrant. So this lack of common courtesy and basic common sense is a virus in America that others think should not be of great concern. If you are a decent person, parking in someone’s spot would never register and that individual’s mind. If you are an unintelligent, self-serving, egoistic simpleton, then parking in somebody else's spot would be considered – Acceptable.

Thank you once again, sir,
for your response & take good care.
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CW3 Dick McManus
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You have to follow my suggestion with regards to other ways of dealing with difficult subordinates within the military. I would write a note and put it onto his windshield stating, "You are expected to park in your designated parking spot." Now you will likely have to repeat and repeat this procedure. But I bet it will work and without any retaliation. Let me know what happens. [login to see]
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A1C Trent Terrell
A1C Trent Terrell
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Thank you so much for your response & for your advice!

My only concern regarding how I should handle thus situation, is that I’m dealing with someone who has a very low IQ, someone who would be considered to be a brute or even a caveman. I know these words are very disrespectful, but I want to paint a very clear picture here.

This isn’t the 1st situation, this has been a year long episode with this neighbor. Notes on this individual’s windshield would just make him laugh, at best. I am a no tolerance type of person, however I do realize my (no tolerance approach) doesn’t always work in my favor.

I’ve learned from the past that we actually teach people how they treat us. Meaning, if I’m a lenient person, people will take that as me being easy. When I implement “zero tolerance”, this approach tends to nip the issue in the bud before it ever takes root, (usually). It also prevents ongoing, long drawn out resolutions.

That being said, I am very opened & grateful if you could mentor me in this predicament. I have never had a mentor and I do love the aspects of that.

Thank you so much for reaching out to me, and I do sincerely look forward to hearing from you again soon!
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CW3 Dick McManus
CW3 Dick McManus
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A1C Trent Terrell - How many times have you put a note on his car windshield with the words, "You are expected to use the parking space assigned to you." I was given the right to park my car in this spot that you keep using.
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