The practice, popular in some Philly neighborhoods where street parking is scarce, is both illegal and some would say, plain old unfair, but it can also cause a potentially dangerous confrontation.
That hasn’t stopped many residents from finding unique ways to mark their territories after heavy snowfall however, including one person who left a parking saver with a very straightforward message on Market Street between 39th and 40th streets on Wednesday.
It’s a T-shirt over a chair with the words, “Don’t park here. It be war.”
Philly Police say officers can, and will, confiscate any item used to reserve a parking space on a city street. They also encourage anyone to call 911 when they see an offending spot saver.