A different kind of space saver in South Boston

Cover a hydrant with an empty trash can and voila: Instant parking space. Sure, you have to hope your house doesn't catch on fire, but what are the odds of that?

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One could say their intent

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One could say their intent was to protect the fire hydrant and make it easier to dig out later.
This would only really work if it was proven that the car in question didn't belong to them.

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covering the fire hydrant

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I was that idiot I was trying to protect the fire hydrant from getting snowed in.not even with a parking permit I can't park in front of my house.my thanks was getting my car towed and a ticket in top of that.
Thank you city of Boston.

Ahhh

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Only 23 more weeks til spring, when we can talk about something else besides space saving...

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Ah, yes, spring...

When more bicycles are on the road, more incidents to report, and we can look forward to those arguments go round and round instead. :-)

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What like

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Bike lanes.

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So the BPD were called and

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So the BPD were called and came and took the trash can off the hydrant, but didn't tow the car or at least ticket? Thatll teach the them never to do that again.

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How do we know the person who

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How do we know the person who parked there was the same person who put the trash can on the hydrant?

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Back home

I was a FF/EMT. At least twice I can think of (in a smaller rural town) when someone parked in front of a hydrant we needed access to, we broke the windows and the local PD ticketed and towed the car after we were done. It was an expensive lesson; that should have happened here.

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Protecting?

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One could play devil's advocate and say s/he was using the trash can to make shoveling the hydrant out easier?

*whistles while looking up innocently at an imaginary halo*

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Best part

is the third comment down under the photos, calling whoever reported that an asshole.

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Why bash Southie?

They do such an excellent job of bashing themselves.

I love it. Person A endangers others' life and property by deliberately hiding a fire hydrant. Person B reports this safety hazard. Which one is the asshat?

Remember after little Kaitlyn (?) Orr died because the fire trucks were delayed getting to her house because of double-parking, and, in the aftermath, a prominent Southie politician basically told the rest of the city to butt out and not tell Southie how to park?

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