Caught on video: Couple dumps furniture in San Diego cul-de-sac

Posted at 6:22 PM, Jul 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-10 21:22:52-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Surveillance video shows a couple in a U-haul treating a San Diego neighborhood like a dump.

Just off Roswell Street on the morning of July 2, a Ring camera spotted the couple at the back of the truck, abandoning their furniture at the end of a cul-de-sac. The two are seen throwing a mattress to the ground.

Next up, a couch is also tossed out, before the two get into the U-haul truck and drive off. The homeowner shared the video on the Neighbors by Ring app. As neighbors saw it, the disbelief spread.

"It makes me angry because they are disrespecting our neighborhood," said neighbor Paul Tapia.

RELATED: San Diego handing down steeper fines for illegal dumping

Over the past few years, 10News has covered plenty of dumpings across San Diego, from toilets and carpet pads to couches, mattresses and most recently a piano. In March, the mayor announced new penalties for illegal dumping, increasing the maximum fine to a thousand dollars. So far, more than 44 citations have been issued. Almost half of them ranging from $250 to $1000.

A city spokesperson says the number of citations has increased from the same period last year. Because of new tracking methods, it's unclear how big that increase is.

Anyone who has information on illegal dumpings is asked to contact the City of San Diego's Environmental Services Department.