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Video shows men dumping barbecues, furniture

Posted at 5:20 PM, Mar 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-12 21:08:44-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Surveillance cameras caught two people in a truck turning an alley in El Cerrito into a dumping ground.

Just off Dayton Street is one unsightly mess. Maurizio Rios, who lives near the alley, can barely look at it.

"Feels terrible. It's actually disgusting," said Rios.

Right next to a new home construction are two barbecues, two chairs, and parts of a several different tables.

"The image is not a good image. It's trash. It's a dump," said Rios.

The men who sullied that image were likely not aware that Rios' surveillance cameras were watching.

Monday afternoon, just before 3:30 p.m., a pickup truck loaded with stuff was seen driving down Dayton Street and turning into an alley. From several other cameras, the truck is seen driving through the alley, before it finally stops. Two people then get out and begin unloading. More than four minutes later, the truck drives off.

"It's unbelievable. Why don't they just take it to the dump?" said Rios.

Rios filed a police report and delivered a big clue: a clear image of the front license plate.

Last year, the City of San Diego increased penalties for illegal dumping. Fines now range from $100 to $1,000.