People in San Diego are breaking the law with a paint can.
In several neighborhoods people have been painting curbs red and in other neighborhoods people are painting over red curbs and creating their own parking spots.
City officials say the problem is places like Hillcrest, Pacific Beach and North Park, where parking spots are hard to find.
Last year the city had to deal with over 220 reports of illegally painted curbs, and anyone who gets a ticket for parking in an illegal red zone can appeal.
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