A MILLIONAIRE protester dubbed The Parkin' Picket has begun a one-man campaign against a wheel clamping company over a £185 fine.
He has been warning drivers not to park outside Lords Business Centre, along the North Circular Road, since his car was clamped there.
The 61-year-old, who will only reveal his first name as John for fear of reprisals, has been patrolling the slip road between 9am and 6pm since last Tuesday.
John, who says he left his car for just three minutes, believes he was unfairly fined because there are not enough signs to inform people not to park there.
In a week, the married fatherof-two claims he has stopped about 40 drivers from getting their vehicles clamped by Hexagon Parking Control.
John said he would not stop his campaign until he got his money back. He is also demanding the company pays him £700 for his time spent at the site, which he will donate to charity.
The retired engineer from Brent said: "I only left the car for about three minutes. Next thing I knew my car was about to be towed away and I was handing over £185. It is outrageous. They need better signs.
"When you are hurtling along the North Circular with lorries up your back there is no way you can see the sign, so I made my own.
"I'm not worried about the money. I'm a millionaire. It's the principle. I want to make sure they don't do it to anyone else and I'll do whatever it takes."
The manager of the clamping company, Obi Kingsley, said he was delighted John was doing his job for him free of charge.
He could stay as long as he liked.
"He is doing a good job," said Mr Kingsley. "As long as my clients are happy then I am not worried. All they care about is that no one parks along the road. And this man is making sure no one is.
"People always say the signs are not big enough, but the sign meets industry requirements.
"If he thinks he has been wrongly clamped then he can
appeal by following the proper procedure."
* Do you believe you have been unfairly clamped in Brent by a parking control company? Email tarabrady@trinitysouth. co.uk, or call 01895 451000.