A driver has captured the moment there was an angry stand-off in a US carpark after woman ran to "save" a spot for her family while another couple was attempting to park.

In footage posted YouTube on Saturday, a woman can be can be seen sprinting from a car to stand in an empty carpark in an attempt to block another driver's attempt to park.

As the driver begins to pull in, the woman is seen standing in the car park with her arms out wide, waving for the driver to get back while shouting "I got here first".

Taken aback by the situation, the passenger in the car responds, shouting "Are you serious!" before the driver has a crack.

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"You're not even in a car, woman!" he shouts at her.

The woman who is trying to save the car park for someone else stands her ground, pointing at other carparks available for the couple to park into.

The woman is seen pointing to another carpark, telling the driver to back up. Photo / Nicholas Chew / YouTube
The woman is seen pointing to another carpark, telling the driver to back up. Photo / Nicholas Chew / YouTube

Growing more furious, the driver hits back and refuses to move.

"I'm gonna stand here, I got time," the clearly annoyed driver tells the lady.

Another woman joins the lady standing in the car park and begins to attempt to "shoo" the car away with her hands.

The woman is then joined by her mother who waves at the driver in an attempt to
The woman is then joined by her mother who waves at the driver in an attempt to "shoo" them away from the car park. Photo / Nicholas Chew / Youtube

Taking to YouTube, the driver shared his frustration over the situation.

"She and her mum then had the audacity to call me unreasonable...

"It was already about halfway through this video when their car finally made it to the spot and tried to come up real close to my car as if it was going to intimidate me to leave. I'm sure we've all had our share of standing in spots hoping to save it for someone, but if another car gets there first, we don't act like little-entitled children like these two here.

"And the lady who ended up giving me her spot to end this, you the real MVP, thank you.

"Just to clarify, I left because the woman who came at the end offered to give the women her spot because she saw that there were a lot of poor souls stuck behind us because of this situation [there's no space to go around].

"I knew that they, being the idiots that they are, would not leave this spot. So I sucked it up and decided to take the high road and take the woman's spot and go enjoy my dim sum while they remain the miserable f**ks that they probably are.

"If there wasn't a giant line of innocent bystander cars stuck because of us, I definitely would not have moved."

The video, published on March 10, has been viewed more than 95,000 times, sparking outrage and fierce debate.

When posted to social media on Monday, the debate intensified. Is it ever okay to "camp out" in a parking space?

"Don't watch the end of this video, your anger levels will increase dramatically!," one person wrote.

"I would have outwaited those women until one of us dies of starvation," another said.

"Just play the same game they are playing," one person suggested.

"Mate I would park my car side ways infront of the car park so they can't drive in !!! It's the principal about this topic."

"Let out the passenger to stand in the spot with them. Driver goes and parks then joins the passenger. That game works both ways."