SEATTLE (KOMO / CNN) – A Seattle man took matters into his own hands when a car vehicle was illegally left in front of his duplex.
A Seattle man built a fence around a car vehicle illegally parked in front of the duplex. (Source: KOMO / CNN)
Dan Smith built a fence around the car and said the company had to pay their fees to get the car back.
Smith, who said he controls the duplex, can recognize humor anyone finds in the steps he has taken to prove a point.
For two weeks, the fence has blocked in the car2go vehicle.
Smith said he set it up after the company failed to offer him a timely plan to get the car removed after someone had parked it there.
"I didn't know what the responsibility was, but I just wanted to avoid it," Smith said.
Smith now asks Share Now, the company that runs car2go, to pay a lot of fees to get the car back.
He said he has been frustrated with how the company has dealt with the situation and wants to see changes to prevent this from happening again.
"My real point is making a change to the system, Smith says.
According to the city's website, car sharing vehicles can park in paid parking spaces, time-limited parking areas or limited parking zones.
In a statement, the company said: "Although he wanted to get the vehicle removed, a person claiming to be the owner of the property prevents removal and demanding payment. We do not tolerate our vehicles being held for ransom. This is now a legal case. "
However, Smith said:" I think they are guilty and play the victim. "
Smith said he is willing to keep the car blocked until his fees are paid, or if the police are going to tell him that he has done something illegal.
" It's like: "Come on, big business, you have to respect people," he said. 1