Melbourne Parking Inspector Takes Unexpected Action On Man
A Melbourne tradie has accused a parking inspector of "intentionally" driving into him after he told the council worker he was going to contest a fine.
Chris Kondos said he paid for parking on Saturday afternoon from a machine in South Melbourne, not realising it was only for a nearby McDonald's car park, and came out to discover he was being fined.
Kondos said he told the parking inspector he would fight the fine, then began taking photographs of parking signs and ticket machines to support any future claim.
"He sort of reversed out and instead of turning his wheel to go straight (along the road) he has sort of swerved into me," Mr Kondos told AAP on Tuesday
"Without a doubt it was intentional.
"I'm sitting on the ground going 'Did that really just happen?'"
Mr Kondos, an electrician, said swelling to his knees and arms had forced him - and as a consequence his two apprentices - off work this week.
Port Phillip Council says it's treating the allegation seriously and will take appropriate action if necessary.
"Council takes these matters seriously and is currently investigating the incident to substantiate the facts," a spokesman told AAP.
"We have been in touch with the person concerned to request further information."