A mum has been cornered after a car mysteriously appeared in her driveway five days ago – but police won’t move it.
Debbie Flynn woke up to find the silver Vauxhall Mokka next to her garage in Birmingham, near the city’s airport.
She immediately called the police, who informed her that the car had not been stolen and that there was nothing they could do as it was a civil case.
The mother of two now fears scammers may have sold her drive to a vacationer via a parking app.
she said Birmingham Live: “It’s like the car just fell out of the sky. It’s a complete mystery.
“We don’t understand how or why this happened, but since the owner hasn’t returned all week, we suspect someone sold a spot in my driveway near the airport.”
Angry Debbie said the “cheeky idiots” opened her gate and parked next to her car in the driveway.
She said there are some parking apps that scammers use to advertise the driveways of unsuspecting people as parking spaces in order to charge drivers.
The homeowner has chained the tire of the car so the owner has no choice but to come up to her and explain why they parked there.
Debbie said: “The policeman who came to us said he had never seen anything like it in all his years.
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“I’m angry because there is no law preventing someone from parking in your driveway.
“It’s perfectly legal, so the police can’t help. But if we tried to move it and damaged it, we would have committed an offence.
“The kids now can’t even play outside in the driveway in case they kick a ball or something and accidentally damage it.
“We just have to sit and wait for the owners to come back. It’s an absolute joke. I am angry and disgusted that anyone can park Tom, Dick and Harry in your driveway and there is nothing you can do about it.”
According to the RAC, it is not against the law for someone to park in a driveway without the homeowner’s consent.
Because it is considered trespassing, it is classified as a criminal offense rather than a criminal offense, meaning the police are powerless.
Nor does the council have the authority to remove the car as it is on private property unless it is untaxed and has no MOT.
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