Market traders set up shop around illegally parked Audis | United Kingdom | New
Vendors at Whitby Market Place in Yorkshire decided to take matters into their own hands and set up shop around the illegally parked car so they could carry on with business as usual. The car appears to have been parked on Thursday evening and it was not until midday on Saturday that the owner finally collected it – with what would have been three parking tickets attached.
Don Greenwood, who lives in a flat overlooking Whitby Market Square, said parking around the area was “a nightmare at the best of times”, but that was something else. He said it clearly says he is pedestrian and no parking is allowed.
He told Teesside Live: “It’s clearly signposted, there are two large signs. Apparently when the owner came back he said he hadn’t realized it would cause so much disruption.”
The owner of The Old Silver Grid cafe pays to set up tables in the area and market traders also pay to sell goods from there on certain days so as not to lose the business they have just set up around the offending vehicle.
Don added: “There were a lot of people who found it very amusing.”
However, he said on a serious note that he felt sorry for business owners as they try to get back on their feet after the Covid lockdown and things like this don’t help.
He said: “I personally think it should have been towed after they failed to honor the first ticket.”
People on social media also shared their disbelief at the actions of the reckless Audi owner. One person wrote: “Audi driver. What a surprise. They are as selfish and arrogant as BMW drivers.”
Another wrote that it ‘should have been towed’, to which someone replied: ‘It should have been run over’.
One user also sarcastically posted, “Didn’t he have his hazard lights on? That gives Audi and BMW drivers the right to park wherever they want.”
While another user saw the opportunity to pun: “Audi even gets there?! I’ve been here all week” followed by a laughing emoji.