Portal Title: The Lady in the Car
Location: Burlingame, California, USA
Appeal Type: Invalid Portal (Does Not Exist/Is Not permanent)
I have lived in this area for two and a half years. I take the nearby Caltrain to and from work almost every day (so twice a day). My route takes me right by this portal every time I go to work in the morning and come home in the evening. I have spoken to other agents as well and not one of us have ever seen this car, with this lady (a manikin) sitting out as displayed.
I decided to dig in a little further and reached out to the business owner after my last portal report was rejected saying it had been verified.
The car is one that he owns, and the manikin is also his. He has displayed it in the past, but not regularly. The car, as well as the manikin inside of it, goes to other garages often. In fact, right now the business owner said both the car and manikin are at another garage and won't be back "For a few more weeks at least".
I would say then that this portal does not meet the following criteria as per the Candidate Portal Criteria page (https://support.google.com/ingress/answer/3066197? ) which states as an example of portal types that usually get rejected "Temporary or seasonal art installations".
At best, this portal is temporary, and although an interesting concept, until Ingress can support mobile portals (that would be kinda awesome in a case like this), I believe this portal should be removed.
I've taken a couple of photos of the Service Station where this portal is located at as close to the angle of the current portal photo as is possible to show that the Lady in the Car is not there (i.e. not Permanent).
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