Dockless electric scooters confiscated by city workers in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (WHDH) - The dockless electric scooters that have been seen the past few weeks in Cambridge are no longer available.

The battery-powered rental scooters, called Birds, arrived in mid-July, landing on sidewalks and catching city officials by surprise.

On Wednesday, city workers began confiscating the scooters.

A city spokesman said the Los Angeles-based company did not get the necessary permits before making the scooter available to the public.

The city sent a cease-and-desist letter, and after not hearing back, they collected more than 60 scooters citywide.

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