The car of the President of Iceland has been photographed parked illegally again, marking the third known verified instance in the past nine months.
Vísir reports that the presidential car was discovered parked in front of the pizzeria Eldsmiðjan, although entirely on the sidewalk. Amongst those who happened to be in the area was Morgunblaðið journalist Una Sighvatsdóttir, who snapped the above photo and posted it to Instagram.
However, further investigations revealed that the president was not directly involved. Rather, the entourage that accompanied the president as he welcomed visiting Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden made use of the presidential car to get something to eat.
This is not the first time the presidential car has been spotted parked illegally. Last May, the car was spotted parked partially on the sidewalk at the University of Iceland. The September previous, Óðinn Snær Ragnarsson photographed the presidential car parked illegally at Melaskóli primary school, blocking legally parked cars from being able to exit their spaces.
“It is against the law to park illegally, and that applies to the president, the mayor, me or you,” Kolbrún Jónatansdóttir, the managing director of the Parking Fund, told Vísir. “Someone always gets away with parking illegally while meter readers are on the move.”