BMW driver gets what he deserves after parking in front of a fire hydrant
Karma really does exist
We've all made mistakes in relation to driving since we've attained our licenses, that's universal to all humans. One mistake, that is perhaps more generic than most, is parking somewhere you shouldn't - which will ultimately lead to a ticket. But one driver has gone above an beyond the illegal parking norm, such as parking outside a busy office, or at the entrance of a supermarket, and instead opted to leave his E60 BMW 5 Series right next to a fire hydrant. Oh, that's smart.
Do you ever get that ''oh screw it!'' feeling when you're about to do something illegal, because the chances of it affecting someone else or drawing attention will be very, very unlikely? I can only assume that this was what the owner of the car was thinking. But to his disappointment, parking right next to the fire hydrant on that specific evening ended up being the night a fire broke out.
At around 3:30am, on August the 14th, fire crews were called to put out a fire which was enraging a three-storey building at Holland Avenue, in New York City's Bronx district. As they arrived, they found that their path was not blocked by the usual obstacles, like debris or hordes of people - rather, a 15-year-old BMW.
As is the nature with people in professions as dangerous as firefighting, the brave men and women threw absolutely no caution to the wind and annihilated both the driver and passenger side windows in order to squeeze the water pipe through the obstructing car. This, in turn, would to allow them to connect it to the hydrant.
This then enabled them to position the pipe in the most effective way to help contain the fire, something which would've been a considerably easier task had the apathetic owner of the car parked in a considerate spot.
Speaking to the New York Post, the tall, heavily tattooed man said that he was ''stressed'' after the unfortunate series of events unfolded. ''They didn't have to do that, I don't always leave it there'', he also exclaimed. Incredibly, he later revealed that the car had been stationed there for four whole days.
Apart from the two smashed windows, every other component of and in the car were fine - though, the big fat $180 parking fine on top of his windscreen will no doubt be the root cause of his ''stress''. It remains to be seen just how someone who's committed such a selfish act can possibly feel so oppressed by their actions - perhaps a psychology-related test should be run on him so humans can further understand how somebody can think that such an act was acceptable.