A DRIVER got angry after a stupid local resident chained a rubbish bin to the street to stop people parking there.
Suhad Miah slammed the local resident’s “selfish” disability to save the site, but other locals have branded the placement of the small bin as “ingenious”.
The 40-year-old was stunned after spotting the rubbish bin tied to the road while searching the busy streets for parking ahead of a friend’s wedding on February 27.
He noticed a remaining gap outside his friend’s home in Handsworth, Birmingham, but found the rubbish bin was in the way.
Suhad told The Sun: “This road is really bad for parking, you can’t even drive on it – it’s a nightmare.
“It’s a busy area – but that was different.”
But as he tried to move the black trash can blocking his path, he was left in disbelief to discover it was tied to the ground.
The motorist said it had been bizarrely secured with a padlock and capped by a metal chain that had been drilled into the ground.
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Suhad, who works as an analyst for DPD, explained: “I tried to move the bin, I just thought ok someone put it in the middle of the road but he pulled my arm back.
“I thought, ‘What’s happening here?’ I turned the trash can at an angle and I see it’s bolted to the bottom. I was like, ‘Oh my days’.”
The incredible attempt to save the parking lot sparked anger from residents on the already crowded street.
The 40-year-old continued: “My friend who lives across the street said it was a nightmare with the wedding.
“It was also really difficult to get a limo in front of the house. I posted about the garbage can for fun and thought I saw it all.”
The confused wedding guest also claimed locals had set up cones and even couches to protect their parking spaces.
A spokeswoman for Birmingham City Council said: “We are asking people to park thoughtfully and respect all road users and using a wheelie bin to reserve a space on the motorway could be seen as obstructing the motorway.”
After a video of the obstacle comically attached to the road was shared, it sparked a heated debate among residents of the territories.
I turned the trash can at an angle and see that it is bolted to the floor. I just thought ‘oh my days’.
Neighbor Ewell Thomas, 42, said: “I don’t think chaining the bins to the road is right.
“There is parking, but some residents want to be able to park right in front of their house.
“If I can’t find a spot, I just park on another street nearby,” the butcher explained. “It does not bother me.”
Another added: “This is causing an obstruction on the motorway. Too many traffic accidents are caused when such objects are left on the road.”
But other residents have praised the bin’s placement, calling it “brilliant”.
One wrote: “I give this person a 10/10 for making this up!”
While another chimed in: “I don’t blame you, this street is crazy to drive through let alone park there.”
And a third added: “The streets around here are all like that.
“I parked a few houses down and don’t mind walking a bit to get to the house. People always argue about parking around here.”
https://www.thesun.ie/motors/8452075/man-chains-wheelie-bin-road-stop-people-parking/ Drivers are furious when a man chains WHEELIE BIN to the street to keep people from parking…but locals call him a genius