September 21, 2014. The date of one of the most epic parking revenge stories of all time. 20-year-old Kyle DeMattia pulled up to a Red Robin in Clifton, New Jersey after an off-roading trip in his Jeep and two hours spent in traffic. All he wanted to do was relax and enjoy a nice meal after hours and hours on the road. As went to park, he saw a brand-new Corvette stretched right across two spaces at the front of the restaurant. Needless to say, that really ground DeMattia’s gears.
“The parking lot was packed except for a few spaces at the back and I could see people parking and walking by it in just plain annoyance,” DeMattia told NJ.com.
In retaliation for the douchey double-park job, DeMattia pulled his mud-covered Jeep right alongside the Corvette. On top of that, he filmed the Corvette owner’s reaction to the whole thing, and the guy looked PISSED. Score one for the good guys!
“I just did enough to make him think some asshole kid in a Jeep came and messed with his mid-life crisis mobile,” DeMattia said, adding, “I just didn’t want to deal with it, and I figured people walking by or going around would get a kick out of it.”
DeMattia probably didn’t expect such a strong reaction to the video, but it ended up getting nearly 5 million views on YouTube. That’s around 5 million people who love themselves a good dose of dished-out karma.
“I haven’t heard from him yet, nor have I gotten any negative feedback aside from the comments on YouTube,” DeMattia told NJ.com a week after posting the parking revenge video. “The main thing is, I don’t care if it’s positive or negative as long as people laugh. If you laugh, that’s all I really want.”
Hey, we laughed alright.
This post was originally published on October 18, 2019.