A man has taken an extreme measure after being fined for parking in the street outside his flat.
Parking is an absolute nightmare at the best of times. That's only exacerbated in city centres where space is at a premium.
It's all very well if you're lucky enough to have a parking space assigned to your flat, though even that can cause trouble. But if you don't have an assigned space you can sometimes have to get a bit creative in finding somewhere to leave your car when you get home.
Of course, ideally in a dense city you should avoid driving unless you need to for work, such as tradespeople and deliveries.
After the fines kept coming, the exasperated individual thought up a creative solution to parking on the street.
Instead, he managed to get the cars up onto the roof of his apartment building - one being positioned on a higher part of the roof, while the other on the edge with a little section of the van jutting out.
Understandably, neighbours were concerned about the parking decision, but the man seemed incredibly blasé about it. He told the China Times: "It's not going to affect the building, don't make a fuss."
He reassured people who raised concerns, telling them that the building was made of steel and concrete and so would easily be able to support the weight of the two vans. Oh well, that's fine then in that case.
City officials also asked the man to take vehicles down from the roof, however the man refused, saying that he was not technically breaking any rules.
I've heard about malicious compliance but that's taking it to a whole other level, excuse the pun.
In the end, the man did comply and agreed to take the vehicles down. But he still insisted that he hadn't broken any rules.
The main question though, is how on earth he managed to get the two vans up there?!
The spaces they're positioned in are far too small to manoeuvre them, and it doesn't appear that there's an access point big enough for them get up to the roof.
Well, the answer is that he hired a crane... of course.
It's all well and good, but it's not like he'd be able to just nip down to the shop in them if he needed a crane to get them onto the road.
Still, on some level you've got to admire the sheer commitment to being as petty as humanely possible.