A VIGILANTE parking manager has outraged residents by issuing PRIVATE tickets to motorists who leave their cars on the sidewalk.
Tony Weafer, 68 years old, decide to solve their own problems and make some DIY stickers to stick on the windshields of the “rule breakers”.
But lively locals in Shirley, Southampton, have asked the car park keeper to stop.
Depressed drivers labeled him a “pain” while businesses feared he was scaring their customers.
The pensioner has plastered Pavements For People on any vehicle he considers parked in a “dangerous and unnecessary” location.
Furthermore – he will even take pictures and then report the car to the council for the owner face the consequences for their bad parking.
Jane Taylor, a mobile scooter shop assistant, hit Tony for playing God with the parking rules and reporting unlucky locals.
The 46-year-old, who has worked at the store for three and a half years, told The Sun Online: “He has pain going up and down here.
“You see him and think ‘oh my god there’s him again’.
“It didn’t happen to me, thank God. The clients that did happen just removed the label immediately.
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“They wondered if it was a legitimate thing or if they would get in trouble, but we told them to just ignore it.”
Another worker on Shirley High Street said the parking manager had a desire to keep an eye on “all the time” – and even order them to pick up trash left outside their premises.
The employee, who wished to remain anonymous, explained: “I would say up to 20 customers had stickers on their cars.
“We have a lot of people just park and run in. When they get arrested, they ask if we know anything about it and we just say ‘no’.
“We’ve got workers here.
“He came in and asked to see our CCTV several times. He wanted to monitor our CCTV and we told him he couldn’t.
He hurts right up and down here. You see him and think ‘oh my god there’s him again’.
“If the customer leaves the trash outside, he will come and tell us to pick it up.”
But Tony insists he only eases the suffering of those walking along the tiled sidewalks, because they are “the ones who have to suffer”.
Tony asserts: “I’ve seen a blind man hit a car and accidentally go down the road trying to find his way around it.”
Business owner Aziz Aziz is also nearing the end of his relationship with Tony, as one of his delivery vans was cut.
The owner of the Winmar International Food Store supermarket sighed in exasperation as he said: “He reported to us many times.
“We just parked outside for 15 to 20 minutes to unload and leave, but he alerted us anyway and told us not to park there.
“We’ll talk to the council about him.”
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Grandpa Tony ordered 1,000 of his infamous red and white stickers and has managed to get at least 300 over the past two years.
He hit back at disgruntled motorists and said he was simply “making himself responsible for doing what he can to promote the area.”
The pensioner hopes to change the law and has now contacted the local Labor councilor to push for his fight.
“I find that without civil enforcement officers, it’s not enough,” he said.
“Some business customers have been allowed to park anywhere they want and they’ve gotten used to that freedom.
“They need to be told what to do.
“They need to make it illegal here like London. That’s one rule for London and another for Southampton.”
But his unusual past has also put him in hot water online, as Facebook users have threatened to “punch him” if he sticks to their car.
The Sun Online has contacted Southampton City Council for comment.
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