London tourist's illegally parked car blown-up by police

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  1. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hmm, so what do you think? He says his note said different to what the police are reporting, but the fact that he returned to his car hours later tips it for me. You stay with a broken down car while you wait for it to get picked up surely?
     
  2. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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  3. Rodentus prime

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    You don't park illegally in a sensitive area when security is heightened and then leave the car. I'm sure a bomber would think of leaving a 'note' on the windscreen too.
     
  4. thecollector

    thecollector Fluffernutter Admirer

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    What exactly of the car was blown up? What is "the boot"? The blowing up part of this story is what sounds questionable to me, otherwise bringing in anti-terrorism police for an abandoned car parked illegally sounds reasonable. Any terrorist could leave a car rigged with explosives somewhere and claim it is broken down. Ticketing is a bit of insult to injury, but the law is the law.
     
  5. Gordon_4

    Gordon_4 The Big Engine

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    In your parlance, the boot is the trunk. For future reference, the bonnet is the hood.
     
  6. thecollector

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    Oh, thank you. Yeah, the trunk makes sense. It'd be the most likely place for a weapon to be in.
     
  7. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    Yup. Sounds more to me like he couldn't be arsed to find a proper parking spot and paying for it so he just parked where he pleased, left the note and fucked off to go sightseeing. He's probably done this many times before. I somehow doubt he'll be doing it again.
    I mean if he really had broken down, what would've happened if the repair/tow people had turned up and he wasn't there because he was off galavating about? Expect them to wait for him to return?
    Maybe he could've at least called the police to explain things before swanning off. But then they'd have told him to stay with his vehicle.

    He's lucky the police didn't blow him up as well when he returned. Have to wonder what the plod would've done if he'd not paid his congestion charge either, detonated his house? :p 
     
  8. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I suppose it'd be an easy thing to check, why not ask the AA if he placed a call Wednesday morning?
     
  9. Wars

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    Who leaves their car while they wait for it to be picked up?
     
  10. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    This guy... AND THEY BLEW IT UP FOR HIM.

    I don't know if I think this is a bad or awesome story...
     
  11. Murasame

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    No, I once left my broken down car behind because I needed to get to the doctor to get a prescription before they closed and afterwards I had lunch and watched The Simpsons, before returning to my car.
     
  12. Aernaroth

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    "It was broken!"
    "well then you shouldn't be cross we broke it."
     
  13. Scrapper6

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    That sounds like something you'd hear on Faulty Towers. :lol 

    Seriously, does this guy have any brains? Our entire world is filled with high tension due to numerous terrorist bombings and such, and instead of sticking around with his 'alleged' non-functioning vehicle, he leaves a little note and dicks off to sightsee.

    This is one of another dozen reasons that I refuse to drive. There are too many people in the world who do not learn proper vehicle responsibilty.

    Personally I find this story ludicrously amusing, I half expect Mr. Bean to walk by and point and laugh at the poor fellow's predicament, or do something equally outlandish.

    I rather think that the cops were in the right here. This tourist was a right wanker and learned a very hard lesson. Do Not Abandon a Broken Vehicle simply for the sake of seeing the sights. Especially in one of the most sensitive areas of London security wise.
     
  14. Janitor

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    Yep.

    Was that from the original KotH pilot?
     
  15. doomboy536

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    The car breaking down isn't his fault but him leaving the vehicle unattended in a sensitive area is. I'm sure if he had stayed around the vehicle then things would've gotten a lot simpler when the police showed up.
     
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    Sounds kinda fishy, if your car is broken down you should stay with it as much as you can.
     
  17. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    Car broken down? :bay 
     
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    I'm having trouble feeling bad for the guy.
     
  19. Katamari Prime

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    I'll say it:
    Illeagal parking: Serious Business
     
  20. Noideaforaname

    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

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    By "blown-up" I was expecting destroyed, not forcefully opened.
     

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