Okay, time to rant...
Just got home from my Washington ride, pulled into the parking garage on my motorcycle, stopped, turned around in the seat, and waited for the gate to close. When it was closed I proceeded to the inner gate, and then to my parking stall. I parked and started taking off my protective gear and motorcycle bags. A minute or two later, an older lady drove in, got out of her car and asked me if I had just pulled in to the parking lot. I answered yes, and she immediately started screaming at me that I did not wait for the gate to close. She flat out refused to listen to me, and preferred to scream her way over anything I had to say, yelling that she is on strata, and that she will send me a fine, etc. Interestingly enough, this same lady had no problem accepting my help with her groceries on numerous occasions; I guess her trunk was empty this time.
Quite frankly, this is bullshit, and I will not put up with it. There could have been a million reasons as to why the gate was open (IF it was open) by the time this lady pulled in. Instead of behaving like an adult and discussing the issue with me, this lady threw a tantrum and started throwing threats around. It was practically like dealing with a child who had his candy taken away. Ridiculous.
Now, I forwarded the above to the owner of the apartment I'm leasing, and asked that in the event of any fines being sent, he ask for video footage of me not waiting for the gate this very day.
I know for a fact that footage doesn't exist because I make a point out of always waiting for the fucking gate to close, and I did it when I pulled in 15 minutes ago. I'm not a fucking idiot, I know that I didn't imagine stopping my bike and sitting there for 2 minutes.
Question: can they still send a fine without any visual proof of me committing this "offense"? Will the "word" of an 80-something strata lady be enough? What happens if I don't pay?
I'm not going to pay jack shit because I know I didn't do it, but I also don't want to have problems with anything down the line (I'll likely move out in a year or so, but until then I still got to live here).