Seattle Man Says He's The Victim Of Parking Rage
Darren Dedo Q13 FOX News
February 26, 2009
A Seattle man says he was threatened over his green mode of transportation. Denis Lyons says where he parks his motor scooter seems to have set off a fire-storm.
Lyons told Q13 Fox News he parks is Vespa motors scooter on a tight Capitol Hill street in front of his apartment building. But, recently someone pinned a very nasty note to the seat of his scooter that read. "You greener than sanctimonious retard, you take up an entire car parking spot with your scooter again and you'll have to pay for a new tire."
Denis says he's just trying to do his part by using a green mode of transportation that doesn't burn up a lot of gas and protects the environment.
"I'm frustrated because I actually sold my car and bought the Vespa to get better gas mileage and I feel like I'm not talking up very much space on the planet to be green," said Lyons.
Apparently one of his neighbors isn't seeing green but red with anger over where Lyons has to park his two wheeled mobile and pinned their rage to his seat.
"For someone to take the time to go into their home and type out a note and put it on my scooter I don't understand what's wrong with them," said Lyons.
According to Lyons he believes the same person has left him two nasty notes.
"I think it's somebody on my block because it happened twice," said Lyons.
In a green conscious city like Seattle, Lyons is surprised someone would try to threaten him into parking his Vespa elsewhere. But, he can't because his apartment building doesn't have parking.
Although, Lyons says he won't be intimidated. He actually would like to have a chat with the person leaving him the messages.
"I think I would ask the person to take a ride with me on my scooter and see how much fun it is and maybe that person would get rid of their car too," said Lyons.
Denis contacted the Police because he was concerned the person who wrote the note might come back and slash his tires. As of right now Police do not have any suspects. If the person continues to put notes on the scooter they could face possible harassment charges.