I just got back from the grocery where I saw someone who was using 8 parking spaces. It was a small SUV pulling a trailer, and he took a block of 2 space X 4 space area of the parking lot. But he was parked way off to the side, not depriving anyone else of a space. I only noticed him because I was looking for a space in the low-traffic area. Again, not a snowflake because he wasn't depriving anyone else of a space.
My mom and I have done this, taking up more than one space, when there are no HC spaces available. She uses a wheelchair, and needs to be able to open the driver's door all the way, to get her chair down, open, and in it. But we park way out, and straddle two spaces, and she has her placard. Never gotten a ticket, but then again, there are always tons of spaces surrounding us, so we've never deprived anyone of any.
The parking across many reminded me of one time at a very busy outlet center. Where if you don't get there before they even open, on the weekends, esp a holiday weekend, you are SOL.
So some person in a huge pickup, with a trailer, had parked perpendicular across 5-7 spaces. And not well either. When we walked by, and I know I shouldn't have laughed, someone had left a rude note on his car about his ability to park. When we came back to put stuff in the car, a short time later, he was being ticketed.