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Illegal dumping piling up in South Bay neighborhood

Posted at 4:52 PM, Feb 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-08 20:50:02-05

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - Frustrations are piling up in a Chula Vista neighborhood, along with items being illegally dumped.

Toby Jimenez returned home from work Wednesday night along Osage Avenue near Jamul Court, and her heart sank.

"It sucks. It was like, this sucks!" said Jimenez.

On and just off the sidewalk behind her home were four used tires. She checked her surveillance video and saw it all unfold.

Around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon, a pickup truck pulled up. A couple got out and casually stsarted unloading the tires, one after another. At one point, the woman climbed into the back of the truck and passed the last tire to the man. The two got back into the truck and drive off.

"They were treating my property like a dumpsite and I didn't appreciate it," said Jimenez.

The dumping issues have been ongoing since she moved into her home five years ago. Another surveillance video from two weeks ago shows a man unloading an old armchair before taking off.

"We've had old Ski-Doos left there. We've had fridges. We've had bags of trash," said Jimenez.

She posted the video on Neighbors by Ring app, exposing the dumpers in action.

"Something that angers me. Wish i could talk to them and put it on their lawn, and just say, 'Why? Why?'" said Jimenez.

Penalties for illegal dumping in Chula Vista range between $100 and $500.