PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- The City of Phoenix launched a pilot program to permit e-scooters for the downtown district from 7th Street to 7th Avenue and McDowell to Buckeye roads.

They are geo-fenced in so the e-scooters can't go farther than that. Three scooter companies signed up for the program: Bird, Lime and Spin.

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Within 3 days, Bird and Lime temporarily pulled the plug on the program until they could fully comply with the geo-fencing. The e-scooters could only be parked at 400 specific locations marked. Any found outside the area could result in fines for the scooter companies. 

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Arizona's Family's Stanley Roberts followed the series of events that followed where e-scooters were being placed in areas that violated the terms of use. Even after Lime returned, there were still issues with e-scooters being left in out-of-bounds areas.  

Caught Misbehaving with Stanley Roberts exposes individuals who brazenly defy the law or common courtesy, risking social and/or legal consequences. His reports air regularly on CBS 5 News at 10 p.m.

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