A motorist has been let off a fine after catching a parking warden MOVING a No Parking traffic cone.
Harvey Saunders, 41, decided to fit a video camera on his dashboard after being hit by two parking fines he believed to be unfair.
It then caught a warden writing out a ticket for a Ford Focus estate in front of his own car before moving a cone and putting it behind his.
The warden, dressed in a high-vis jacket and a motorcycle helmet, clearly bent down and picked up the cone before moving it behind Harvey’s car.
The next frame shows the warden writing out a £70 parking ticket from his scooter from in front of Harvey’s motor in Hull, East Yorks.
Harvey said: “When I found the ticket on my car I thought I actually couldn’t believe that I had bought a camera but not left it running. I was so relieved when I discovered I had in fact left it recording.”
By chance Harvey bumped into the same warden that had issued him the ticket a short time later.
He said: “I actually caught up with him a little later, purely by accident, he was still in the area.
“I asked him about what he had done and he said, and I quote ‘well you shouldn’t have parked there should you’.
“I told him I had recorded him moving the cone, and I was recording him now. That’s when he went mad.”
Harvey has posted the video on social media where other traffic wardens have been among people condemning it.
One said: “I would also like to say we’re not all like that, there are some good guys here who do the job properly.”
Hull City Council said: “An investigation is under way.
“When we need to suspend parking bays temporarily we place portable cones on the road or footpath.
“Unfortunately, people moving them is not uncommon, as happened in this case which can result in us taking enforcement action.
“The officer was correct to return the cone to the original location but not to use it as evidence to issue a ticket in this instance.
“We have contacted the motorist concerned and the ticket will be rescinded. “