A MAN is furious after being fined for spending less than three minutes in a car park.
Jeremy Dalton, 50, received the charges after stopping his vehicle to read the terms and conditions of a car park in Cornwall.
Jeremy spent less than three minutes in a private car park on Jubilee Road in Wadebridge, Cornwall and was hit with a parking notice.
Shockingly, he didn’t even use a space.
He was on holiday with his family when his car was caught on camera in Wadebridge on August 16, 2021.
Mr Dalton says the impact on his life is immense and he would rather go to jail than let what he calls “parking scammers” win.
A crushing judgment was also filed against him by the District Court (CCJ), which he is desperately fighting.
He was unable to contact the company to discuss the charges and present his evidence.
Dalton, 50, said: “This is supposed to be a free country. I’m willing on principle to go to jail before I pay these scammers a penny.
“Being unfamiliar with the area and the parking lot, I pulled over, not in a lot, got out of my vehicle and consulted local signage to understand the regulations in force.
“I am not filmed in a paid parking lot, but next to a free customer parking lot for a total of 172 seconds.
“Not all the time my vehicle was stationary and I can be seen exiting the vehicle with the engine running and passengers inside and immediately coming back and exiting the area after deciding not to park.
“All of this is corroborated by the ‘evidence’ supplied by I Park Services Ltd and given to me by them.”
Evidence presented by I Park Services shows that Dalton did not park.
He got out of his car to read the parking conditions.
Dalton has a CCJ against him but has yet to receive a letter of complaint.
He said: “I was harassed and fined by this unscrupulous organization, in my case without parking.
“The next step is that I hope the court will finally allow me to defend the lawsuit and overturn the CCJ against me.
“Right now I’ve been referred to credit bureaus and haven’t even had a chance to get my side of the story to a judge.”
“If I win and the judgment is overturned I will be fighting I Park Services Ltd for the costs I have incurred which I estimate to be around £2,000.”
I Park Services Ltd has been contacted for comment.