This battle between 2 cars over a parking spot in LA takes petty to the next level

Two cars fought for a parking spot in Los Angeles’ Koreatown neighbourhood for more than an hour on Monday. Twitter/@mrhflrs
  • On Monday, a Los Angeles resident documented a fight over a parking spot that was taking place outside of her Koreatown apartment.
  • Two cars had blocked each other from taking a spot, and stood their ground for more than an hour.
  • The saga stirred up debate on Twitter, with the likes of Chrissy Teigen even weighing in to express her support for #TEAMBLACKCAR.
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New Yorkers fight for space on the subway during rush hour. Londoners fiercely defend their spot in the queue. But in sprawling Los Angeles, the issue that sparks the most anger is who saw the parking spot first.

On Monday, one Angeleno witnessed an intense battle for a parking spot outside of her apartment in Koreatown and documented it for all of Twitter to see.

It was around 6:30 p.m. when Twitter user @mrhflrs noticed a black car and a silver car in a stalemate over the parking spot.

She said she didn’t see what caused the duel, but that it seemed like the black car noticed the spot after driving past it, and quickly reversed to try and take it before the silver car could turn into it.

Both cars refused to cede the spot and stayed locked in their positions for more than an hour, all the while causing back-ups and sticky situations for other drivers on the street trying to get around them.

“This standoff is creating drama outside of the duel. Passerby are forced to go head to head with oncoming traffic ~ very dangerous situation,” the Twitter user wrote.

At 6:53 p.m., the Twitter user commented that a parking spot across the street had opened up, but neither car budged.

“Seems like this is more about the principle,” she said.

The battle eventually came to an end after 7:30 p.m., when the driver of the car parked in front of the prized spot drove off, freeing up space for both cars. By then, night had fallen.

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But it didn’t end there – the Twitter user continued to film as both drivers sat in their cars for another 20 minutes.

“Like are they afraid of each other or is it just awkward now?” she asked.

Once both drivers had vacated their cars, the Twitter user wrote a letter to each driver, which she tucked under their windshield wipers, thanking them for the dramatic evening.^tfw^tfw^tfw

She also encouraged both of them to email her at “[email protected]” to tell their side of the story. Apparently neither had done so as of Wednesday morning.

The hilarious thread stirred up plenty of debate on Twitter, with many, including Chrissy Teigen, weighing in to take sides.

“Black car wasn’t just driving then saw in his rear view mirror there was a spot behind him. He passed it on purpose. TO PARALLEL PARK. Anyone saying silver car – U ARE MEAN AND BAD DRIVER!” Teigen commented on the thread, aligning herself with #TEAMBLACKCAR.

Where do you stand?

@mrhflrs didn’t immediately respond to INSIDER’s request for comment.