999 man’s fury over too-keen clamper
A CAR clamper called an ambulance to help a motorist he had targeted – but then continued to clamp his vehicle as he was sent to hospital gasping for air.
Paul Wiseman had pulled over in a no-parking zone when he started to feel unwell but was targeted by an employee of Carstoppers Ltd, as soon as he stopped.
The 55-year-old dad-of-two claimed he tried to stop employee Gareth Evans clamping his vehicle but was so ill that he slumped against his Mercedes van while he was struggling for breath.
Mr Wiseman, of Keighley, West Yorks., says Mr Evans then paused to call an ambulance but continued to clamp the van as Mr Wiseman was rushed away with blue lights flashing from the scene in Skipton, North Yorks., on March 14.
Mr Wiseman said: “I wasn’t in any fit state to control what was going on and to take advantage of someone in my position is despicable.
Mr Wiseman was in hospital until around 5pm. He is now awaiting the results of tests.
A Carstoppers spokesman said the incident was recorded on video and he was confident the clamping was carried out within the law.