A shameless driver slapped with an angry note for parking in a parent and child space to avoid dents on his car by “old granny” motorists has vowed to continue – despite not having a kid.
Andrew, who refused to give his surname due to of fears of retaliation, sparked fury after leaving his Chrysler Grand Voyager in the restricted spot outside the entrance to Sainsbury’s in Northwich, Cheshire.
But when he returned after just 15 minutes he discovered a furious shopper had left an angry note on the windscreen of his vehicle branding him “ignorant”.
The 51-year-old claims that the car park is “notorious” for vehicles getting damaged by “old granny” drivers and admits he uses these spaces to avoid getting dents on the people carrier.
After receiving the note which said, “It’s a parent and child space. Please do not be so ignorant”, Andrew decided to share his views of the “petty” message online.
But Sainsbury’s have said if they catch people misusing their parent and child spaces they will be hit with a fine if they refuse to move.
Andrew, of Northwich, said: “That Sainsbury’s car park is notorious for old granny drivers.
“People who drive there in the day time are 90 years old.
“One of my friend’s car got absolutely smashed from leaving it in the Sainsbury’s car park.
“I know for a fact if you leave a car there it’s going to have lots and lots of dents.
“I’ve got a huge car and I’m not parking in this bay.
“I will just park where I want. It wouldn’t stop me from doing it in the future.
“Some spaces are hard to get into. I might have wound a lot of people up but I don’t care.”
Andrew also revealed that after leaving his vehicle in this car park in 2011 he had to replace his car door after it got dented which has since left him wary of other drivers.
Andrew said: “Some people don’t give a hoot. They don’t care.
“Hopefully this will have a positive effect because people might be more careful with their driving.
“What annoyed me was that they’ve gone out of their way to leave me a note and they haven’t got the nerve to come up to me and say it to my face. It is just ridiculous. How petty is that?
“I can’t understand why someone stuck a note on my car. It is just pointless thing to do unless someone has damaged your car.
“I’ve seen other people doing it but I’m not going to say anything. I just mind my own business.
“I haven’t got the authority to say anything. I can’t believe it. It just makes me laugh.”
A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said: “We monitor our parent and child spaces to make sure they’re not misused.
“If customers without children are found to be using one of these spaces, they will, in the first instance, be asked to move.
“If they refuse, they will be issued with a Parking Charge Notice.”