Man has 37 vehicles towed from his Greensboro property

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A car sits on a trailer in the back yard of a home owned by Bulent Bediz on Lexington Ave. in the Glenwood neighborhood on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Greensboro, N.C. (LYNN HEY/News & Record)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The battle between the city and a Glenwood property owner continues after the city recently towed over three dozen cars from his properties, according to the Greensboro News & Record.

Police also arrested Bulent Bediz, 69, on Jan. 2.

Now Bediz is heading to court next month on misdemeanor charges stemming from that arrest. He estimates he would have to pay almost $7,000 to recover the towed cars.

The arrest and towing are the latest events in several years of wrangling between Bediz and the city over property he owns in Glenwood and vehicles he parked in his driveways and backyards.

The city had 37 cars towed from the backyards of Bediz’s properties and from an area of the 800 block of Lexington Avenue with parking restrictions.

A police officer on the scene told Bediz not to operate a vehicle with license plates that had expired in 2013, police spokeswoman Susan Danielsen said in an email. She said Bediz got into the car and “prepared to drive off.” The officer told Bediz to get out of the car and that he was under arrest, Danielsen said.

“Bediz exited the vehicle, and as the officer was placing him in handcuffs, he became resistant by pulling away and kicking at the officer,” Danielsen said.

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