A FED-UP homeowner wrapped his neighbour’s car in cellophane after she blocked his driveway for a day and a half.
Tobe Bailey, 49, got so frustrated with drivers parking outside his house, he decided to go to extreme measures to get his point across.
The dad-of-seven said he felt forced to take action with the prank after a note he placed on the windscreen was ignored in Margate, Kent.
The blue Vauxhall Corsa was blocking his daughter’s car from being able to get out and was parked there despite two clear signs instructing neighbours.
Bricklayer and handyman Tobe said: “I live in a street with 26 houses and 24 parking spaces.
“Me and the Mrs spent about £2,000 putting a dropped curb in last year and clear signs telling people not to park there but people still do all the time.
“At least two or three times a week, we get some idiot blocking us in.
“I came home from work one night and saw the car parked there. My daughter couldn’t get her car out.”
He said he wrote a note requesting it be moved, but after nothing happened he took more decisive action.
The dad said: “I’d just had a load of pallet wrap delivered and I thought” ‘right’ and wrapped it across the car.
“The owner soon came out after that. It was a young girl who had just moved in next door but one.
“She was very apologetic. She said “very funny” and said she won’t park there again.”
Tobe said his wife Amanda and his kids thought the stunt was hilarious.
It isn’t the first time he has gone to such lengths to teach people with poor parking etiquette a lesson.
He said: “Another time, a man parked a car across my driveway and when I told him he couldn’t park there, he told me he was a child of God and could park where he likes.
“I told him I am also a child of God and had the right not to have my driveway blocked.
“He didn’t listen and just walked away. So I used a car jack to hoist it up.
“When he came back, he got in the car and started it but of course, couldn’t drive anywhere.
“He had to knock on my door and eventually apologised. He never parked there again.”
Tobe posted a picture of the car on his Facebook and had more than 100 comments from friends who found it hysterical.
One wrote: “Love to see their face when they turn up…priceless!”
Another commented: “Lmao, well done mate.”
Others included calling Tobe a “legend” and “brilliant”.