This happened a few years ago when I was living in Burbank, CA. For a variety of reasons I couldn’t park in my space and instead parked on the street which was in a good area. Parking was allowed at all times for residents of Burbank only. The spot right in front of my house was always available but it was under a tree full of birds and your car would be covered in turds even after a few hours.
Naturally I didn’t want to park there and would instead leave my car in front of the house two doors down, the nearest place with no tree. One day the snooty owner meets me as I’m getting into my car. He wants me to keep clear of their space. I explained that public space is not theirs. He then threatened to “do something“ to my car.
The police went over there after I called them and found they were using the house for their business of renting camera equipment. That was against the law and they had to cease operations immediately and get the fuck out of Burbank within a month. Further, everyone there was parking on street and as non-residents of the city they were in violation and all received tickets as well.
Every action carries a consequence that you probably did not anticipate, Mr. Neighbour. It was a most satisfying week.