How to park your Porsche in Vancouver
The video immortalising one of the worst parking jobs in vehicular history goes on for two excruciating, Porsche-shredding minutes.
Back and forth, the luxury SUV is grated against the sides of the garage in a Vancouver laneway. Wheels spin. Bits of plastic and metal fly.
“Just about got it,” notes a person in a neighbouring garage as he shoots the video, uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday.
Eventually - defying both the ludicrous angle at which the car enters the garage and the Putonghua admonishments of a broom-wielding woman watching the action – the driver somehow manages to jam the car into place. The woman exclaims in horror: “What kind of a person!”
Now, Vancouver police think they know why the 16-year-old driver was in such a rush to get the car out of sight.
Police spokesman Constable Brian Montague told the Vancouver Sun the boy is suspected of involvement in a June 16 accident in the exclusive Shaughnessy neighbourhood, in which a parked car was struck by a driver who fled the scene. “We didn’t have a whole lot to go on in the hit-and-run investigation … but a few days later we received a video which really helped us connect the dots,” he told the Sun.
It was only thanks to the video that police could identify the driver of the white Porsche Cayenne involved in the crash, he said. The teenager has been charged with driving without a licence, leaving the scene of an accident and driving without due care
Look closely at the start of the video and the Porsche’s front-right tyre can be seen hanging sideways in the wheel arch, even before the driver mashes the car into the narrow garage.
Montague told CTV News that the car belonged to the boy’s mother, who was out of the country.