Residents fed up with burned vehicle sitting in their neighborhood for a week

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SOUTH BEND, Ind., ---Residents near Howard Park said they were fed up with a badly burned SUV that's been sitting near the corner of East Washington St. and St. Louis Blvd. for a week, and they told ABC57 they want it gone. 

City Code Enforcement said police are working to get the vehicle removed, but neighbors we spoke with said they are tired of waiting for the charred car to be removed.

“It’s odd. It’s odd that it’s sitting there, and I think everyone’s aware it sorts of excerpts this mood on the whole block,” said Dave Griffith a resident of the neighborhood.

Griffith lives nearby and had some questions.

“I think we’re just wondering why haven’t the police come out and towed it away?”

South Bend Police said they were called out to the neighborhood Friday, June 3 after reports an SUV went up into flames early that morning.

 A week later, and the car is still an eye sore in the neighborhood.

“It is concerning because we don’t know, I don’t know what happened,” said Quentin Thomas, another neighbor.

 “We’re just as eager as anybody to get it out of here so we can all have our neighborhood back,” added Griffith.

Police have placed a tag on the SUV which means the owner has 72 hours or until Monday to move it or else police will tow it away.

Police also said they cannot give any more details at this time, but they do believe it was an isolated incident.

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