In their public campaign against "savesies," the practice of locals saving rare parking spots on narrow Philly streets with cones, lawnchairs, milk crates and other household items, the Philadelphia Police Department have struck gold with a new video.
"Call us on your cellphone/ When you see-e-e-e tha-a-a-t co-o-o-one ... That parking spot's not yours a-a-a-lone," an unidentified Philly police officer sings, to the tune of Drake's "Hotline Bling," in a video titled "Hotline Savesies."
Savesies are technically illegal. They've been known to spark altercations and even fistfights among neighbors jockeying for parking spots on narrow Philly streets, especially when heavy snowfall makes driving particularly perilous.
Asked to identify the singer, the department's manager of digital and social media, Sgt. Eric Gripp, responded on Twitter, "In order to convince the 'singer' to go through with it, I had to promise anonymity."
The police department's #Nosavesies campaign first started going viral with the infamous "Game of Cones" meme Gripp circulated last winter.
"Hotline Savesies" has taken that into another dimension, with over 200,000 views on Facebook as of this posting. Watch the whole video below.