Most of us will try our best to find a parking place that's either free or out of range of the local enforcers but sometimes you've just got to accept that neither is possible.
The driver in the video below must have thought he'd pulled off a masterstroke when he left his shiny and pretty new-looking BMW 5-Series in the tightest of tight spots.
However, he hadn't reckoned on the beady eye of New York's finest who called in the guy with the flatbed truck. Watch as the cops have a laugh over how much the damage is going to cost the owner.
The question we have though is just how long did it take for the driver to get his car in that spot? Maybe he should try autotesting.