A shocking You Tube video which shows a fuming Cockney calling a Cornish car clamper a ‘c**t’ twelve times in four minutes has sparked a debate over seaside parking fines.
The extraordinary video was uploaded by Lamorna Parking , who operate the private car park at the tiny cove just outside Penzance.
On June 14th one of their operatives set a camera rolling as he sat waiting to fine drivers whose tickets had expired.
Within a few seconds a well built middle aged man wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the slogan ‘Bench Presses 2012′ approaches his window.
After asking if the parking attendant has given him an £80 ticket he storms: “You’re a c**t. You know you are a c**t.”
Over the next four minutes the fined driver tells the attendant ‘Want to step outside the car and we’ll sort this out?’, ‘Id love you to get out of this car now, I’d pick you up and I’d throw you in that f**king sea,’ before adding; ‘Look at you you fat c**t – you’re a c**t.’
The attendant – who is aware he is on film – replies telling the man he would ‘face a charge of assault’ if he carried out any of his threats to ‘take your f**king head off’ or ‘ punch your f**king face in’.
In the end no violence comes of the unpleasant exchange, but at the height of the row the angry driver replies to the attendants remark ”And then you’d face a charge of assault sir’ with the claim; ‘I’ve done that many times before – it wouldn’t bother me in the least.’
The driver loses his cool because he paid £3.60 for a ticket, but got back to his car late after walking back from one of Lamorna’s rocky promentories, and was served the £80 fine.
WARNING; THIS VIDEO CONTAINS EXPLICIT SWEARING
You Tubers are siding mainly with the attendant, although most of the comments are from the mans own private clamping company.
One dissenter who sides with the agressive driver posts: “The only reason you fascists dont clamp is because its illegal.
“Iknow someone who parked in a ‘disabled bay’ which was not so clearly stated to being so. The warden then watched him purchase a ticket and display and then fined him…in an empty carpark.
“The warden could of pointed out this it was a disabled bay but he didn’t. lLmorna has such a bad reputation for this and many locals keep away for this reason.”
But another posts: “Completely Unnecessarily Nasty Tourist. Gold medal for the parking attendant for keeping his Cool and for having the foresight to film this obnoxious little man.”
Coming down firmly on the fence a third poster says: “The parking attendant on this occasion appears to be totally in the right but believe me they have a reputation locally for ticketing people for the slightest thing, and I am convinced they sit and wait instead of advising people.”
And it seems the parking battles are doing little for the reputation of the Cornish beauty spot.
The same poster adds: “I would avoid the cove which has become a dump anyway, with the pier falling into the sea and toilets stinking.”
What do you think? Is this story about a horrible Cockney thug terrorising an innocent Cornish parking warden? Or is Lamorna suffering not from uncouth tourists, but unfair parking charges? Let us know! Just post below!