How to park your Porsche in Vancouver

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    Video of teen parking Porsche SUV horribly helps Vancouver police nab suspected hit-and-run driver

    Video of one of the worst parking jobs in human history has helped police nab a teenage driver suspected in a Vancouver hit and run accident.

    On June 16, Vancouver police were called to an accident on West 36th Avenue, between Granville and Oak Streets.

    VPD spokesperson Const. Brian Montague says a white Porsche Cayenne SUV had struck a parked vehicle and 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 said.

    The video, which appears to have been shot by a neighbour and has since been posted to YouTube, Facebook and Reddit, shows the driver of the suspect vehicle struggling mightily to pull into a garage. The front passenger tire is already shredded and bent as the driver awkwardly angles the SUV into the garage, scraping the driver’s side along the entrance.

    “Thanks to the video we have identified the driver and the vehicle,” said Montague

    The 16-year-old boy behind the wheel of the Porsche didn’t have a driver’s licence.

    “He panicked at the accident and took off,” said Montague.

    Montague says if the teen had stayed at the scene he likely would have just been given a $276 ticket for driving without a licence.

    “Because he didn’t stick around, he ended up being charged with a host of motor vehicle infractions including having no licence, hit and run, and driving without due care.” he said. “He also completely ruined that garage and did additional damage to the vehicle. Whether insurance will cover any of that is highly doubtful.”

    http://news.nationalpost.com/news/c...ouver-police-nab-suspected-hit-and-run-driver
     
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    It's just my prejudices but if you buy a Porsche SUV you deserve the worst of everything. People should not reward Porsche for making that abomination.
     
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    Oh shut up already.
     
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