Man ties dog droppings to contractor’s trailer to park on road, police say


KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WVLT) – A man has been arrested and charged after tying dog feces to a contractor’s trailer for street parking while working for a neighbor, according to a police report obtained by WVLT News.

At approximately 10:00 a.m. on December 27, officers responded to a disturbance report at 1212 Westland Bay Drive in Knoxville.

Once at the scene, officers contacted a contractor who said he was being paid to work for a client when a neighbor approached him angry that the company’s trailer was parked on the road.

The man, identified as Randall Lee Safewright, 63, reportedly told company employees that it was a “private road” and the trailer could not be there. The contractor said he left the situation due to yelling and name-calling from Safewright in hopes of defusing the situation, police said.

Once back, Safewright reportedly parked his vehicle in front of the trailer, leaving air from two tires and dog droppings attached to the zipper, according to the police report.

Officers spoke to Safewright, who said he vandalized the trailer and did so because it could not be parked on the street. They later explained to him that he did not own the road and that neighbors were free to allow contractors to park in front of their house, according to a police report.

Safewright reportedly continued to argue with officers that the trailer couldn’t stay there. He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and vandalism.

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