CALGARY- A number of Mount Royal University students are upset after receiving a threatening note while parking on a residential street several blocks from school.
Student Dana Sigurdson says the typed letters were found on their windshields on Tuesday, where they were parked along Gissing Drive S.W. in the community of Glamorgan.
It read as follows:
PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON GISSING DR. AND DISAPPEAR FOR THE DAY.
WE PAY BIG TAXES SO WE CAN PARK BY OUR HOUSES.
THIS IS BOTH A REQUEST AND WARNING. YOU WILL NOT BE ASKED AGAIN.
THE FUTURE OF THE WELLBEING OF YOUR VEHICLES IS NOW YOUR RESPONABILITY [sic]
Sigurdson says it sounds like whoever wrote the note is threatening to vandalize their vehicles.
“I was really offended as a student and as a human being, we didn’t deserve it,” she complains. “We haven’t done anything illegal or wrong. We don’t park in front of fire hydrants, we don’t park in front of anyone’s driveways, all we’re trying to do is get to school on time.”
Many students park in areas around MRU, because there are only limited spots available on campus. There are no ‘No Parking’ signs or restrictions of any kind along Gissing Drive.
Police are now looking into the matter.