A man who wrapped a stranger’s car in cling-film after they parked outside his house left ECHO readers divided – causing a huge debate online.
Neil Junglas, 36, from Hunts Cross sparked a massive reaction online after he decided to get his own back on the driver of a silver Skoda who dumped their car before going on holiday.
His elaborate stunt racked up thousands of likes and hundreds of shares, with some readers branding him a “legend”.
However, not everyone was impressed by Neil’s gesture and lots of readers felt it was an overreaction to someone parking on a public road.
Kirsty Louise Corser said: “This is disgusting, people thinking they own the street! If you want your own parking space then maybe you should pay for off road parking!
“It’s a public street and the car is taxed! It can park where it wants! I hope they find a scratch and do him for criminal damage!”
Ken McGinty agreed, commenting: “Pays road tax, not illegally parked so can park where they want. You might own the house but you don’t own the PUBLIC highway.”
Hundreds of other readers disagreed, hailing Neil as a hero for getting his own back on “selfish” airport parkers.
Cathy Rutherford said: “Some people are so rude! Anyone with an ounce of decency wouldn’t park their car directly outside someone else’s house, especially if they have a car themselves.
“It’s different if it’s just for a short period of time, such as visiting a relative, but leaving their car outside a stranger’s house whilst they go away is rude in my opinion.”
Natalie Harris said: “Good on you fella. Wouldn’t it be great if they had a MASSIVE delay and can’t wait to get in their car to drive home. I hope it p****s down on that day too.”
Robert Barry said: “Not illegal, but totally disrespectful for that amount of time. Can afford a holiday so can afford to pay for a car park!“
Jill Bettaney empathised with Neil’s frustrations, commenting: “Good on you mate. I’ve had problems with people parking over my drive for years and I feel your pain.”
Other readers weren’t phased by Neil’s elaborate prank, saying the owners might thank him for “protecting” their car while they went on holiday.
Rob Riddell said: “All he has done is protect the paint work…. how very decent. It’ll take them two mins to rip that off and leave it on the road.”
Den Gill joked: “Might park my 44 ton lorry there, if he cling films it at least it will be kept clean from the elements while sunning it in the Med.”
Neil said he was making dinner for his daughter on Tuesday evening when he saw the car pull up and a woman get out and then climb into a taxi.
A man then got out of the car with two suitcases of luggage and also got in to the taxi and drove off.
Neil said: “They were clearly leaving their car there and just getting a taxi to the airport.
“Obviously they just wanted some free parking.
“Next door have a couple of cars as well so there isn’t really room for other cars to park on the road.”
Neil complained he can no longer park his own car outside of his house because of the Skoda.
He said: “I thought it was cheeky leaving the car there so thought I’d leave them a nice surprise for when they got back.
“I work at Costco so I went and bought a big roll of cling-film from there.”
Neil said he then wrapped the entire car using an industrial sized roll of cling-film.
He told the ECHO the car had attracted lots of attention and people had been stopping to take pictures.
Neil added that police even came to check the car but said they couldn’t do anything about it because it wasn’t illegally parked.