SEATTLE (KOMO / CNN) – A Seattle man took the matter into his own hands when a car-sharing vehicle was illegally left standing in front of his duplex.
A man from Seattle built a fence around sub-vehicle parked illegally in front of his duplex. (Source: KOMO / CNN)
Dan Smith built a fence around the car and said the company had to pay its fees to get the car back.
Smith, who said he can make the duplex, can recognize the humor Some people find in the steps he has taken to prove a point.
For two weeks, the fence has blocked the car2go vehicle.
Smith said he had set it up after the company had not offered him a timely plan. The car was removed after someone parked it there.
"I had no idea what the liability was, but I just wanted to avoid it," Smith said.
Smith now asks Share Now, the company that runs car2go. to pay a set of fees to get the car back.
He said he was frustrated with how the company handled the situation, and he wanted to see changes to prevent it from happening again.
"My real point is making a change in the system," Smith said.
According to the city's website, car sharing vehicles can park in paid parking, limited time parking or limited parking areas.
Share Now said it had made several attempts to get the car back.
In a statement, the company said, "Despite its commitment to have the vehicle removed, it disables a person claiming to be the owner of the property, removing them and requesting payment. We do not tolerate our vehicles being considered a ransom. This is a legal matter now. However, Smith said, "I think they are the culprit and are playing the victim.
Smith said he was ready to let the car go until he paid his fees, or when the police came to tell him he was doing something illegal.
"They hate such inconvenience, but part of it is like," Come on, big business, you have to respect the people, "he said 1
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