A resident was left fuming after a Dawlish Town Council employee GLUED a parking warning onto her car's windscreen.
Danielle Robberts, a 28 year old mother and part-time cleaner, parked her Renault Clio Dynamique overnight at the Manor House on Tuesday evening.
Criminal damage, if a wall is damaged by a slogan being painted on it then by the same ruling a car windscreen that has been impaired with a semi permanent glue so as to reduce its properties is also the same.
As the sticker was glued in a place on the windscreen to impair the drivers view of the road with knowledge that it would be very difficult to remove. I would argue that, under law, it was also a malicious act as well.
Danielle Robberts, 28, was informed by the police that the Dawlish City Council in Devon would not have initiated criminal proceedings because the windshield did not crack.
I assume the council workers do not have to pay to park all day at the manor house.
Up until a year or so ago people had always parked in this car park day and night with NO restrictions for decades.
I have to disagree with @DEEDOODLE. Those that place graffiti on a wall or do anything to other peoples property are clearly breaking the law--unless they have permission to do such a thing. The town council employee or a civil enforcement officer has the right to place a ticket on the windscreen. where else would they put it to inform the owner that they had no right to park there?
The problem here, if you had not already realised, is that the council stuck the notice on her windscreen with water soluble glue. The owner could not have driven the car away without first returning with a bucket of hot water to remove it, and that is totally irresponsible behaviour on the part of the council.
Going back to Ziggy's post, if the local police think Dawlish has a city council then they really have a problem.
Bet sbhe won't do it again.