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 |  Jun 02 2011, 12:20 PM

It’s happened to you before. You try your best to keep your car in great condition by parking away frmo the pack in parking lots to prevent dings and scrapes. Then some jerk squeezes his car right up beside yours, ramming his driver door into your paintjob. Its the most frustrating moment for anyone who cares about their car, but you take a deep breath and get over it.

This can’t be said for one Seattle attorney Ronald Clarke Mattson, who allegedly grew so tired of people’s terrible parking skills, that he took matters into his own hands. He would leave angry, anonymous letters on the offenders windshields, ridiculing them for their low intellect and non-existent parking abilities.

Things got a little out of hand from there. Mattson allegedly decided to key their cars after leaving notes. After garage security set up a “sting operation” with a planted, poorly parked car, Mattson was caught red handed and eventually charged with second-degree malicious mischief. This charge is punishable by up to 60 days in jail and he has to pay for $6,150 worth of repairs.

[Source: Edmunds Inside Line]