Caught on video: Man leaves couch in middle of street

Posted at 5:12 PM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 10:20:15-04

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) - Surveillance video captured a man in a truck treating an Escondido neighborhood like a dumping ground.

In the video, a white truck pulls up in the 800 block of North Citrus Avenue just before 1 p.m.  The driver goes to the back and casually pulls the couch onto the street, before going back to the truck to toss out a piece of carpet. He then drives off.

"Just makes our neighborhood look bad and ugly, and we don't want that," said Gil Gomez who lives feet from where the couch was dumped.

His frustrations growing every time he watches the video, recorded from his Ring camera. That's because the truck appears to be a newer model Ford F-150.

"If you can afford to buy a brand new truck, you can afford to get rid of this thing properly," said Gomez.

Gomez fears this type thing could attract more dumping.

"It might happen around the corner next time. That is the type of culture we cannot stand for," said Gomez.

Gomez posted the video on the Neighbors by Ring app to track the person down and to send a message to would-be dumpers. 

"Not in our neighborhood. This is not that type of neighborhood," said Gomez.

After 10News contacted Escondido's Public Works Department, the couch was picked up Tuesday afternoon.

If you have any information on the case, call Escondido police at 760-839-4722.