A video was posted on a Facebook page and TikTok over the weekend that was going viral. The video in question showed a confused driver filming that his car got clamped at Berjaya Times Square’s parking lot despite parking in an empty spot.
Netizens were left with more questions than answers and some even came up with theories as to what the driver could’ve done wrong to get his car clamped. Now all our questions have been answered as Berjaya Times Square released a statement regarding the viral video.
To recap, the man in the viral video claimed that he had done nothing wrong as he parked his car in an empty spot that he can easily exit without bothering anyone yet his car still got clamped. Berjaya Times Square KL released a statement to clarify several things that’s been insinuated by the car owner.
According to the mall’s management’s statement, the car in the video was the only car parked at the back of the Tandem Parking Bay, a space where you’re assigned to a large space to park two vehicles. Simply put, tandem parking means you share two parking spaces with another person. The mall’s Car Park Management also had no reasonable way of identifying the owner of the car parked at that said parking bay.
So to ensure that the owner of the vehicle would come to the Car Park Management office for assistance, they have to clamp the owner’s car. After the two parties met and confirmed the situation, the car was released without any fines imposed as the management’s only intent was to act as a deterrence for other car owners.
In the video above, the car owner who is known as @aimanyowww on TikTok, gave his side of the story, adding that even though the matter has been resolved, he still doesn’t understand why there were no signs to indicate that Tandem Parking Bay is not open to just any visitor.
Sources: Berjaya Times Square KL, TikTok