Corvette driver parks like jerk, Clifton man’s revenge goes viral | NJ.com
CLIFTON — Some people have very nice cars. Some of those people park like jerks to keep the plebes of the world from parking too close.
Kyle DeMattia, 20, of Clifton, encountered such a person Sunday at the local Red Robin.
DeMattia had been on an offroading trip and said he had been stuck in traffic for two hours before arriving at the restaurant. There, he found a brand-new Corvette stretched like a lounge singer on a piano across two parking spaces right by the door.
"The parking lot was packed except for a few spaces at the back and I could see people parking and walking by it in just plain annoyance," DeMattia said.
By most people’s math, two parking spaces should fit two cars. So DeMattia pulled his mud-covered Jeep in next to the Corvette, perfectly parallel, albeit on the sidewalk, and had his meal.
"I just did enough to make him think some [expletive] kid in a Jeep came and messed with his mid-life crisis mobile," DeMattia said.
DeMattia happened to get a window seat from which he could see Corvette driver’s reaction. He took a video. The driver was not thrilled, not even by the “Zombie Outbreak Response Team” stickers on DeMattia’s Jeep.
The picture of the parking job, and the video, went viral the next day.
DeMattia moved his Jeep after the Corvette driver left.
"I just didn’t want to deal with it," he said, "and I figured people walking by or going around would get a kick out of it."
41s video of the owner checking out his car to make sure it wasn’t damaged here:
(h/t to rick2u for posting the link, but I loved the image too much not to include it.)
Sometimes NJ balances out.