A man chains the trash can to the road to prevent people from parking
A driver has been filled with rage after a resident chained a wheelie bin to the road to prevent people from parking in it.
A driver became furious after a resident chained a trash can to the road to stop people parking in it.
Suhad Miah criticized the resident’s “selfish” obstruction to save the place, but other locals called the placement of the small bin “genius”, reports The Sun.
The 40-year-old was left stunned after spotting the road-bound bin as he navigated the busy streets to find a parking space ahead of a friend’s wedding on February 27.
He noticed a gap left in front of his friend’s house in Handsworth, Birmingham, but realized the bin was in the way.
Suhad told The Sun: “This road is really bad for parking, you can’t even drive down it – it’s a nightmare.
“It’s a congested area – but it was something different.”
But as he attempted to move the black bin blocking his path, he was left in disbelief after discovering it had been tied to the ground.
The motorist said he had been bizarrely secured with a padlock and was confined by a metal chain that had been drilled into the ground.
Suhad, who works as an analyst for DPD, explained: “I tried to move the trash can, I just thought, okay, someone put it in the middle of the road, but it freaked me out. pulled the arm back.
“I thought ‘What’s going on here?’ I flipped the trash can at an angle and see it’s been bolted to the floor. I just thought ‘Oh my days’.
The incredible attempt to save the parking space sparked fury among residents of the already crowded street.
The 40-year-old continued: “My friend who lives opposite said the wedding had been a nightmare.
“Getting a limo away from home was also very difficult. I posted on the trash can for a laugh thinking, I’ve seen it all now.
The bewildered wedding guest also claimed to have seen locals setting up cones and even sofas to protect their parking spaces.
A spokeswoman for Birmingham City Council said: ‘We would ask people to park with consideration and respect all road users, and the use of a wheelie bin to reserve space on the motorway could be considered an obstruction of the freeway.”
After sharing a video of the obstacle comically hanging from the street, it sparked a fierce debate among residents of the territory.
Neighbor Ewell Thomas, 42, said: ‘I don’t think it’s right to chain the bins to the road.
“There are places to park but some residents want to be able to park directly in front of their house.
“If I can’t find a space, I’ll park on another road nearby,” the butcher explained. “It does not bother me.”
Another added: “It causes an obstruction on the highway. Too many traffic accidents are caused by leaving such objects on the road.
But other residents praised the bin’s location, calling it “genius”.
One wrote, “I give this person 10/10 for finding this!”
While another chimed in: “I don’t blame them, that road is crazy to drive through, not to mention parking there.”
A third added: ‘The roads here are all like this. “I parked a few doors down and don’t mind walking a bit to get to the house. People are always arguing over parking here.
This article originally appeared in The Sun and has been reproduced with permission.