Only in Britain: Car bomb illegally parked, given a ticket and towed away

The second device was found in a blue 280E model Mercedes. It was given a parking ticket at 0230 BST on Friday after being found illegally parked in Cockspur Street.

The vehicle was then towed to the Park Lane car pound about an hour later.

British authorities, ever vigilant for parking violations!!!

They towed a fucking car bomb. You couldn't make it up.

from BBC main article

6 Responses to “Only in Britain: Car bomb illegally parked, given a ticket and towed away”

  1. # Blogger Izzie

    I know I shouldn't...because it is a serious business....but my God, your post made me laugh. And it is so bloody true!

    Well done on reminding us why we are a nation that will always soldier on, regardless of what is thrown our way. British humour? You can't beat it.  

  2. # Blogger jonz

    Izzie you've hit the nail on the head there. Soldier on. And laugh at the absurdity of it all ;)

    We did it in WWII and we'll continue the great British tradition! Reminds me of the Dad's Army song

    "Whistle while you work, Hitler is a twerp; He's half barmy, so's his army............"


  3. # Anonymous Monty

    Of course they don't shell out serious folding money for these cars, they pinch 'em.
    So I'm just longing for the day one bunch of islamic plonkers parks a car bomb in a busy place, and another bunch of islamic plonkers come along and steal it, and then get blown up outside their mosque as they try to load it up with 60 litres of petrol.
    I just hope this rain stops first, because there will be knickers hanging up to dry all over the UK.  

  4. # Blogger jonz

    That would be hilarious. I can see the CCTV footage now, exported to American TV.

    "When terrorists do the stupidest things!"  

  5. # Anonymous Monty

    Apparently CNN are reporting the would-be murderer died of 90% burns.

    In other reports he was taken to a Glasgow hospital, which was then evacuated due to a threat of terrorism. In this weather, I am rather unhappy about the inconvenience to other patients and staff. But I retain some hope that the perp died without the benefit of morphine.  

  6. # Blogger Granny Weatherwax

    CNN are now saying that was an error.

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