A driver who parked in a disabled bay is in a stand-off with Birmingham City Council – after jumping back into his car to stop it being towed away.
Double glazing salesman Matthew Sanders, 34, is still inside his Vauxhall Tigra, which is now on the back of a low loader in Birmingham city centre.
Police at the scene in Bennetts Hill have so far failed to persuade Mr Sanders, from Macclesfield in Cheshire, to leave the V-registration car, despite a four-hour stand-off.
The drama began when he was given a ticket for parking in a disabled bay.
He said he was then angered when wardens tried to tow the car, which he said was not causing an obstruction.
Parking wardens were speaking to their bosses in a bid to end the dispute. Mr Sanders claimed one had threatened to smash his windows. He has now been there for more than six hours.