Stinky car’s owner found
THE car left for weeks in a Pt Chevalier car park with rotting meat inside it belongs to a man in jail.
The Auckland City Harbour News went to investigate after resident Phil Parker posted about the car on the Neighbourly.co.nz website.
‘‘Noticed a car covered in parking tickets in the Pt. Chev Countdown car park,’’ Parker wrote.
‘‘Driver’s window smashed. Inside, about four packs of packaged meat actively decomposing after several days, with blow flies humming around.’’
The Auckland City Harbour News’ story about the mysterious stinking car was published on Stuff.co.nz on June 4.
Auckland Transport, which manages the car park, said the car did not meet the legislative criteria of an abandoned vehicle as it had licence plates, a current registration and warrant of fitness.
‘‘We will continue to monitor the vehicle and we have sent letters to the last registered owner,’’ spokesman Mark Hannan said on June 4.
The next day, Auckland Transport told the Auckland City Harbour News that police had confirmed the owner of the vehicle was behind bars.
AT removed the Honda Domani from the Huia Rd car park on June 5.
The car was towed to an Auckland Transport depot. Spokesman Mark Hannan was hopeful a relative would collect it so that the costs involved in storing it could be avoided.
An abandoned car with meat inside it created a stink in a Pt Chevalier car park.