The man who carried out this retribution spoke to Boston.com anonymously and says people commented on his picture, saying he should do a lot worse things, like pop the car’s tires. Yikes, the snow is starting to mess with people’s minds.
With the huge amount of snow hitting the east coast, apparently there’s some informal understanding (apparently not by everyone) that if you shovel out a parking spot and put a placeholder (usually some piece of expendable furniture) in it, it’s yours for at least 48 hours, even when you’re not there. Well, the system must not be working very well because I’ve seen numerous media accounts of confrontations caused by people parking in these spots who didn’t dig them out. Like this one below (click to view full size).