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FRIDAY FUNNY: Creative Parking 101

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Friday Funny

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Published on April 30, 2010 with 1 Comment

Imagine the reaction of pedestrians as they walked past this sight: the rear end of a vehicle hanging out of the seventh story of a high rise building in downtown Tulsa, OK.

Was it performance art? Nope. It was just a case of REALLY bad parking.

(The vehicle was NOT a possessed Toyota Prius, and the driver was NOT a woman.)

Here’s the story, summarized from the Associated Press:

Ralph Hudson, the 67 year old owner of the Mercedes, claims his foot became lodged between the pedal and brake. This is how he ended up smashing it through the wall of the parking garage. Sure, that sounds fair enough.

While there were no injuries in the incident, several cars below were damaged by falling debris. Officials were subsequently able to get the vehicle inside of the tower safely.

About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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  1. Hey; maybe this can take some pressure off off of Toyota and Lexus!

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