By Helen Le Caplain
A dad of two captured the agonising moment a woman driver struggled to park in a 30-FOOT space – finally giving up after 10 manoeuvres before slinking off to an even bigger spot.
The cringe-worthy display in a residential street in Southend on Sea, Essex, was caught on CCTV by voluntary IT teacher Dean Leggett while he was watching TV last week [SEPT 27].
Dean captured the woman’s attempts to navigate her silver Citroen C1 in the roomy space and said as he watched from his living room window he had the urge to knock on the window and ‘park it for her’.
Dean, 51, said: “I thought it was a boy racer the amount of revving that was going on.
“It was only when I looked out of the window did I realise she was really struggling to park – I’m surprised she didn’t blow the car up with all the revving.
“I wanted to go out there, tap on her window and say ‘get out, I will park it for you’.”
Dean, who was watching TV as the parking palaver unfolded, went up to the window to see what all the revving was about.
He spent the following two minutes watching open-mouthed at the woman’s desperate attempts to park, before she gave up and pulled into a bigger space further down the road.
Dean said: “If she’d driven straight in and then reversed straight back that would have been it.
“As I watched her I was thinking ‘how can you not get in that spot?’ it was ridiculous.
“When she was reversing she kept going at the same [wrong] angle – I don’t know what she was doing or thinking.
“At one point I thought she was going to just drive off and not bother.
“When she finally parked I felt actual relief that she’d managed it.”