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This Halloween Costume Is Every Angeleno's Worst Nightmare: The Parking Sign From Hell

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Los Angeles has plenty of creepy tales yet the specter most likely to jolt us awake in the middle of the night is wondering whether we interpreted a parking sign correctly or will wake up to a ticket come dawn.We've made fun of Los Angeles' ridiculous, over-the-top, hard-to-read parking signs. One Angeleno at West Hollywood's Carnaval went dressed as one of these signs, and a parking app (who else?) snapped a photo of the monstrous beast.

We hope that one day this is an outdated costume. All we want for Christmas are parking signs that don't need a decoder, and the City of Los Angeles says it's looking into it.