Driver blames UFO for failure to pay parking fine

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Driver blames UFO for failure to pay parking fine

Post by falkor » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:20 pm

A motorist blamed spotting a UFO for his failure to pay a parking fine, a south London council has revealed.
BBC NEWS 11.4.10
The driver was so shocked by what he saw, he drove into a bus lane, according to parking appeals made to Southwark Council.

Another motorist declared they were colour blind and thought the yellow line was green.

A spokesman for Southwark Council said the imagination of some motorists was "quite impressive".

Other reasons given to the council over the past two years have included: "It was raining. I thought I could park anywhere if the weather was bad."

Another driver wrote: "I don't know what the yellow lines mean."

And another person told the council: "I was only sleeping in the back of the car.

"The parking attendant could have asked me to move the car instead of giving me a ticket, although he would not have seen me as I had a blanket over my head."

Gill Davies, director of environment and housing at Southwark Council, said: "The imagination of some of these drivers is quite impressive, but UFOs and colour blindness unfortunately do not count as legitimate reasons to overturn a ticket."

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Re: Driver blames UFO for failure to pay parking fine

Post by nighthawk » Wed May 05, 2010 7:15 pm

16 years as a TW and I thought I'd heard it all... LMAO!
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Re: Driver blames UFO for failure to pay parking fine

Post by Fudgepanda » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:06 pm

nighthawk wrote:16 years as a TW and I thought I'd heard it all... LMAO!
On a similar theme, but with the boot slightly on the other foot, I'm sure nighthawk remembers a certain ex-colleague of ours who, after a prolonged period of sick leave, was asked by his Inspector at his back to work interview:

"So, D***, what caused you to be off work?"

"I was kidnapped by aliens Sir."

"Can you prove you were kidnapped by aliens D***?"

"Can you prove I wasn't Sir?"

"Er.....carry on D***. I'll get back to you concerning any disciplinary action."

I think I'm right in saying there never was any disciplinary action.

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