Never anger municipal workers. That's the lesson a Tel Aviv woman learned when her car was towed after city workers painted a handicapped space around it.
She did, however, have the last laugh after securing video CCTV footage from a shop across the street, showing the workers sneakily painting the lines around her vehicle.
Hila Ben-Baruch took the video to the Tel Aviv Municipality and the fine against her was rescinded, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Ben-Baruch explained on Facebook that she had parked in the legal spot, but when she decided to leave for work in the evening, her car was no longer there.
"The big surprise that awaited me broke all the records and I couldn't believe my eyes — my car was not in the space I parked it in and in its place was a parking space for the disabled," she wrote.
According to the Jerusalem Post, the municipality was apologetic.
"This was a severe mistake and a case of incompetence that the city of Tel Aviv does not accept... We apologise for the distress caused by the incident and we are examining the case so that such incidents do not happen again in the future," it said in a statement.
"The contractor who arrived at the scene marked it as a handicapped spot, but, contrary to procedure did not notify the city inspection department.
"When the resident arrived at the city's parking department yesterday her fine was immediately canceled and she was not required to pay the towing fee."
Check out the CCTV footage of the incident below.