Resident is baffled as a VW Polo is left ‘abandoned’ in his parking spot – but cops REFUSE to do anything as cheeky neighbours offer alternative solutions
- Irritated local was left struggling for options after car abandoned on his property
- Homeowner from Bondi in Sydney’s eastern suburbs asked the public for help
- He said both police and council officials had refused to move the car on for him
- Resident said he would pay $50 for someone to move the car a few streets away
- Other Bondi residents gave range of suggestions such as taking off car’s plates
A furious homeowner has been left baffled by a Volkswagen Polo ‘abandoned’ in his parking spot after both police and council officials refused to remove the car.
The man shared his problem with other residents in Bondi in Sydney’s eastern suburbs after he was told by the council they would only move the car if it was parked in a ‘no stopping’ zone.
He said he only wanted the hatchback moved one or two streets away – prompting members of the public to offer a wide range of alternatives.
A homeowner has taken to a local Facebook group for residents in Bondi in Sydney’s eastern suburbs to ask for help moving a car (pictured above) he claims was left abandoned on his property
‘This car has been abandoned in my property and the council won’t deal with it unless it’s in a “no stopping” zone,’ he wrote in a Facebook group for Bondi residents.
‘I’ve contacted the police and they said I could do this,’ he added, while offering $50 to anyone who could move the vehicle ‘ASAP’.
‘Light it on fire and they [the authorities] will move it,’ one commenter joked.
Other provided more serious options, with one suggesting he contact his strata company who could then arrange to have the Polo removed.
‘You’ll need a licensed tow driver. This will also need to be actioned by strata – not you,’ one person wrote.
Another said it might be easier to report the car as abandoned, since the licence plate has not yet been removed from the vehicle.
‘Usually if it’s abandoned, they’d remove the licence plate and rego sticker. I’d say the person is just being a d**k,’ they wrote.
One commenter said the cost of towing the vehicle would be at least four times the amount offered by the homeowner.
The council and police refused to move the car away but members of the public offered him a wide range of alternatives – with some more serious than the others
‘Towies are minimum $200-$300 no matter the distance,’ the commenter said.
Instead, they suggested breaking the window and taking the handbrake off before pushing the car down the road.
A New South Wales Police spokesman told Daily Mail Australia abandoned vehicles on private property ‘need to be managed by the landowner/occupier of the premises’.
Waverley Council has also been contacted for comment.