A man decided to ‘save’ a parking bay for a friend by sitting on it and refusing to move.

The video, which has since been deleted from The Bell Tower Times, was understood to have been captured near the Mullaloo Beach Hotel, in Perth’s north.

The standoff was even used as a “first car best dressed or first person best dressed” discussion point on Sunrise.

Clearly this guy hasn’t heard of the far more democratic method of snagging a car spot that’s been gaining popularity… using Rock Paper Scissors.