Chicago woman’s brakes cut because she violated parking dibs?
CHICAGO — Snow covered roads in Chicago brings the return of parking dibs.
That’s where people plant random objects on the parking spots that they just shoveled out, in order to save them for themselves.
Chairs are a common favorite.
Some have also used tables, milk crates, and even a baby stroller.
A 25-year-old woman in the city’s Ukrainian Village admits she doesn’t live by the code of dibs.
She tells DNA info that she parked her car at, what she felt was an available spot near Western Avenue and Iowa Street.
But when she drove out of there Friday morning, she noticed something was wrong with her brakes.
‘I realized it was very, very hard to stop,’ she said.
It turns out someone cut them.
A mechanic later discovered both back brakes were completely severed, according to a police report.
That cost her $225 to fix.