NYPD seized an illegal van on Airbnb that was touted as a cheap “glamping” experience for $ 100 a night



Authorities have removed one of the illegal Airbnb rental vans in Manhattan. NY Sheriff Office

7 illegally documented vans, It was advertised as a cheap rent for at least two years, but was confiscated by police.

NYC Sheriff’s Division I posted the news on TwitterThe road patrol agent said he was busy squeezing vehicles found on various streets in Manhattan.

New York Post reported Vans, which were advertised on Airbnb for $ 100 a night, were advertised as a cost-effective way to experience the city.

According to the van rental advertisement, the van was a “private room” that could accommodate up to 3 people. “Ride in a spacious camper van in New York!” I read one.

Fox Business reported that a traffic enforcement agent has detected that five vehicles parked in East Village have expired registrations and license plates. Some date back to 2000.

With the city sheriff’s office NYPD Document Fraud UnitSheriff Joseph Fushito told the post that authorities had discovered “manipulation of allegedly fraudulent and illegally registered vehicles used to rent Airbnb on various streets in Manhattan.”

Cars have been confiscated since then, officials said. Airbnb didn’t immediately respond to insider comment requests.

California-based journalist and video creator Uptin Saiidi said he was marketed to the “glamping” experience, which offers “# VanLife experience for only $ 97.” However, during his visit he noticed some concerns.

He told the post that the van key left in the lockbox couldn’t start the engine. He said the van also had a parking ticket when he arrived.

Saidy described his stay as “terrible” and “smelly.” “Literally, outsiders walking and talking, and cars trying to parallel park next to you all night,” he added.

The owner of the van has not yet been identified in an ongoing investigation.

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