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Street carwash proves costly for elderly man

August 9, 2012

WORCESTER PARK, ENGLAND — A 75-year-old man experienced a carwash “catastrophe” when he was photographed washing his car in the street by a CCTV car, the Sutton Guardian reported.

The Aug. 9 story stated that Grant Pyke parked his car on the street with two wheels on the road and two wheels on the grass verge so traffic could pass. “I was trying to make sure people could drive past, I was being considerate because I know how busy this road gets, it’s very narrow,” Pyke said in the story.

Pyke did not think anything when a CCTV car drove past while he was washing the car. But, he soon received a letter in the mail that included a picture of the wash taken by the CCTV car.

A council spokesman said a penalty charge of 55 pounds was issued because the car was parked on the grass verge next to the road. This can cause damage to the verge, spoil the appearance of the street, cause inconvenience for residents and cost the council if damage occurs.

Pyke appealed the ticket as soon as he received it, but he soon found out that the appeal was unsuccessful. “I thought they would see sense after seeing the appeal, I mean, I was right outside my house,” he said in the story.