On Saturday I was in Fairfax VA to see Rick Springfield at the Fairfax County Fair. I had gone with my best friend. We arrived about an hour and a hald before Rick was supposed to start.
We drove around the parking area for 25 minutes and could not find a space. Suddenly I see a family of 5 walking towards our car. I ask them if we can have their space. They agree and I get out of the car and walk with them while my friend circles back around.
When I am at their space talking to them as they load up their car this other driver stops to wait for them to pull out of the space. This driver does not know that my friend wanted the space. The person who was in the space waits until my friend is 5 cars back in like before pulling out.
Now that the space is empty other than me standing in it the car that wanted to space tries to pull in. It can not pull in because I am standing there. The passenger in the car shouts at me to move and I explain that the person who was parked her said we could have the space and I need him to move his car so my friend can pull in.
The passenger does not like that and instructs his wife who was driving to pull into the space. She starts to and ligtly touches my leg with the car and stops. At this point her husband tells me to move. Again I (foolishly) stand my ground.
This is when he exits the car and starts yelling at me. He startes calling me language I am not going to repeat and because I believe I am in the right I tell him calmly and in a normal speaking voice to call the cops if he believes he should have the space because I am not moving.
He continues to get louder and threatens to attack me. I still stand where I was with his wife’s bumper touching my leg. I’m calmly instructing him to call the cops who are there so they can decide if I am in the wrong.
A few minutes later the police come and ask both of us for our ID’s. I explaing that mine is in my wallet which is in my pocket and I have to take it out. The officersays to do it slowly and I do. A second officer comes over and moves the man to another area of the garage. The office talking to me asks me to move to the raling and I do. It is at this time that the driver of the car takes the space.
I’ve realized at this point that I’ve lost the space unless they make her pull out and I doubt that will happen.
While I explain to the officer talking to me what happened I hear the other officer talking to the man telling him her was being disordaly and asking him if he was drinking because he smelled alcohol on his breath. The man admitted to drinking and the officer told him that I could cite you for being drunk and disordly and if they saw him with any beer at the fair he would be arrested for public intoxication.
The officer talking to me agreed that if the person who was in the space was still there we should have had it but as soon as they leave it is open for everyone and I did a foolish thing because I could have been assulted or shot if he had a weapon. I agreed that I did not make the best choices but I was frustrated by the parking situation. He did ask me if I had walked into the bumper or if the car was driven into me because he saw the car touching me when he came over.
I told him she drive the car slowly into me and stopped when the bumper tapped my leg. He asked me if I wanted to file an assult charge for that against both of them because the driver’s husband told her to do it and I declined because I didn’t want to miss the concert and going down to Fairfax for a court case would be a waste of my time.
So I am pitting myself for being an asshold and doing a foolish dangerous thing which nothing good could have come out of it. I could have been injured or worse