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Help Me Hayley: Stripped car abandoned in neighborhood

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"It's ugly," said Steve Thain. "It's a nuisance. We can't get in and out of our garage. " "It's ugly," said Steve Thain. "It's a nuisance. We can't get in and out of our garage. "
SPOKANE, Wash. -

A property owner cries foul over the city's failure to get a 4-ton problem off his hands. For weeks now, there's been an abandoned vehicle partially blocking his garage and acting as a magnet for unwanted activity.

He said 'help me Hayley,' and she stepped in to do the heavy lifting.

"It's ugly," said Steve Thain. "It's a nuisance. We can't get in and out of our garage. "               

A struggle Steve said he's dealt with for far too long.

"I think it just got dumped here," he said. "It's been two to three weeks."

During which time, Steve says he's tried desperately to get it removed by the city.        

"I contacted the city several times, and it was oh we'll get out there when we can," he said. "I never saw them."

KHQ's Hayley Guenthner also called code enforcement. They confirm the first complaint was filed on the car back in may. City officials said when officers responded to the scene, they couldn't find it. That's likely because it's in an alley and not the road. Hayley was assured an officer would come take a look and sure enough, they did within 20 minutes. By Wednesday, the car had been towed away.

"I'm very grateful," Steve said.

If you are having trouble with an abandoned vehicle near your home, call Spokane Code Enforcement at 509.625.6083.

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