Wednesday, April 17, 2013 8:11:31 AM
In Germany if you pull that stunt, whoever owns the parking space can randomly call up a tow truck and get the vehicle removed. The tow guys then tell the police they have the vehicle in their custody. Eventually the owner will call up the police and ask where it is, so they tell them. They have to go to the tow truck company to get the vehicle back and pay the tow company fees. All of which is a pain in the arse for the owner.
After that, you can then send them a Zahlungsaufforderung demanding they pay you (because you'll have paid the tow company too to come out). If they don`t pay you can issue a Mahnung if they don`t. And if they still ignore you or tell you to kiss their sweet arse (highly unlikely in Germany), you can go to the courts and you`re gonna win.
There`s a saying that there`s a law for everything in Germany and it`s fairly true - it`s crystal clear when it comes to car parking space abuse, it`s called BesitzstÃ¶rung.