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News Car blown up in London

  1. Jun 14, 2012 #1
    ...by anti-terrorist police and then given a parking ticket.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-18447470

     
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  3. Jun 14, 2012 #2

    Borek

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    If someone is arrogant here it is Mr. Razi.

    I find it hard to believe someone can be that naive at 32.
     
  4. Jun 14, 2012 #3
    Well I have parked in London once, twice actually and I know for sure that there are issues with that. Never in the field of human conflict have so many owed so many parking fines to so few. It's a real mafia.
     
  5. Jun 14, 2012 #4
    Could his name, race and religion have quickened the decision?
     
  6. Jun 14, 2012 #5
    He was likely casing the district to see if a car bomb would work there.

    Nobody breaks down and "goes sightseeing." They get their car properly towed to a service station.
     
  7. Jun 14, 2012 #6
    This is brilliant.
     
  8. Jun 14, 2012 #7

    Borek

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    You mean name, race and religion of the car, or the owner that abandoned the car and was nowhere to be seen?
     
  9. Jun 14, 2012 #8

    Evo

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    He went sightseeing for hours instead of waiting for the tow truck? :uhh:
     
  10. Jun 14, 2012 #9

    Evo

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    Since when are race and religion on a car title? Is there something that you know that the rest of us don't?
     
  11. Jun 14, 2012 #10

    Curious3141

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    Exactly.
     
  12. Jun 15, 2012 #11

    Ryan_m_b

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    London's quite a harsh place for cars thanks to there being so many of them in a densely populated city that wasn't really designed for them. So I don't have much sympathy for people who get fines unless there is a good reason for them to object.

    But leaving a car parked near parliament in a clearly marked area is moronic. It's as bad as leaving your bag unattended in an airport and then being annoyed that it was destroyed.
     
  13. Jun 15, 2012 #12
    Here is the London parking story that would explain my previous post.

    Note that I won the court case
     
  14. Jun 15, 2012 #13
    This doesn't seem like a PWA related topic.

    Shouldn't you be able to tell the owner's name from license plate?
     
  15. Jun 16, 2012 #14
    No. You can only tell what entity the car is registered to. Could be a Jane Doe, Hertz Car Rental Inc., etc.
     
  16. Jun 16, 2012 #15
    Or a Jimmy Snyder. For this reason, if for no other, I will not abandon my disabled car near Parliament in London and expect the windshield wipers to work as well as they used to.
     
  17. Jun 18, 2012 #16

    chemisttree

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    Hey! Mr. Razi wasn't a total moron... at least he didn't leave a baby in a broken down Ford in front of Parliament.
     
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