Ford Fiesta driver forced British Red Cross charity shop to stay closed after blocking door 

Ford Fiesta driver forced British Red Cross charity shop to stay closed after blocking door 

An ‘inconsiderate’ driver forced a thrift store to close for an entire day after the motorist blocked the front door with his parked car.

The silver Ford Fiesta was left outside the entrance to the British Red Cross store in Kings Heath, Birmingham, on Sunday.

Volunteers said they couldn’t open and the ‘stupid’ motorist could have cost them a sale of at least £200.

Staff are in the dark as to why someone is deliberately blocking their car from the entrance to disrupt charity work.

West Midlands Police were contacted and officers recorded the call – but no criminal action was taken as the driver moved the vehicle after more than six hours.

An 'inconsiderate' driver forced a thrift store to close for an entire day after the motorist blocked the front door with his parked car (Photo)

An ‘inconsiderate’ driver forced a thrift store to close for an entire day after the motorist blocked the front door with his parked car (Photo)

Notes left by a volunteer and taped to the windshield of the car: 'Leaving your car behind has prevented us from opening our shop today.'  Another comment added: 'A donation for the store's loss of income would be greatly appreciated'

Notes left by a volunteer and taped to the windshield of the car: ‘Leaving your car behind has prevented us from opening our shop today.’ Another comment added: ‘A donation for the store’s loss of income would be greatly appreciated’

Ford Fiesta driver forced British Red Cross charity shop to stay closed after blocking door 

The silver Ford Fiesta was left outside the entrance to the British Red Cross charity shop in Kings Heath, Birmingham, on Sunday.

A note on the door of the charity shop read, “Sorry, we’re closed because the car is blocking the door.”

While notes left by a volunteer and taped to the windshield of the car read: ‘Leaving your car behind has prevented us from opening our shop today.’

Another comment added, “A donation for the store’s loss of revenue would be greatly appreciated.”

The store’s manager, Alex Sharp, told BirminghamLive: ‘The car must have been there for at least five or six hours. He was parked right outside the front door.

“It could have been literally anywhere we could have opened. There was nothing around. They must have chosen to park right outside the door – who knows why. It’s just so stupid.

A note on the door of the charity shop read: 'Sorry we are closed due to a car blocking the door'

A note on the door of the charity shop read: ‘Sorry we are closed due to a car blocking the door’

“We called the non-emergency police number. We were given a log number and told to call back if it was still there, but it has since moved.’

He added: ‘We’ve had people park in front of the windows for like five or ten minutes when we’re open, but this is something very new. I do not get it.

“You could squeeze past it, but it wouldn’t have been convenient for most of our customers or someone carrying something heavy wouldn’t be able to get through.

“We could have lost maybe £200 (on Sunday sales). It certainly cost us money.’

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