Tag: crank cases

SEAL STRANDED IN BATH

SEAL STRANDED IN BATH

Seal experts have carried out an unlikely rescue – after being called to a pup in a bathtub. Rescuers from the Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary in Norfolk were called out by a dog walker who returned from his latest walk in nearby Holbeach with an extra passenger in his car. […]

FARE COP

FARE COP

A Florida woman hired a taxi to take her to a store – and then tried to use it as a getaway car after she robbed the shop of 320 dollars (£205). Cynthia Sheik, 32, was caught as she ran out with the money only to discover the cabbie had […]

BIG STEAL

BIG STEAL

A thief tried to steal a car from a petrol station while a mother and her son were still inside. A mother and father and their three-year-old son pulled up at a Shell filling station in Greater Manchester in a black Mercedes when they were targeted. The would-be thief struck […]

STOP – I’M THE POLICE

STOP – I’M THE POLICE

A man has been charged after allegedly posing as a police officer and demanding the occupants of a car hand him their vehicle – not realising it was an unmarked police car. Scotland Yard said the alleged incident happened outside a Waitrose supermarket on Ballards Lane in Finchley, north London, […]

RUFF JUSTICE

RUFF JUSTICE

Police smashed their way into a motorist’s parked car to “save” a toy stuffed dog. Officers at Nottinghamshire Police received a call from a concerned passer-by, saying they believed a dog had been left in the back of a locked car that was in a car park in Church Lane, […]

IT WASN’T ME, IT WAS THE PEACOCK

IT WASN’T ME, IT WAS THE PEACOCK

PEACOCKS, puppies and pests feature in some of the more bizarre motor insurance claims, it was revealed today. A peacock clawed a car when it saw its reflection in the paintwork, insurance company Admiral said. Another claim involved a skid into another vehicle caused by a driver trying to pick […]

A NEW LOH

A NEW LOH

Lindsay Lohan has described claims that her car grazed a man’s knee outside a Hollywood nightclub as “a complete lie”. Lohan went straight to her three million Twitter followers to respond to the latest in a long line of car-related woes for the Mean Girls actress and recent Saturday Night […]

ROBBERY MISSED

ROBBERY MISSED

A six-year-old boy who was asleep in the back of a car when it was stolen in New York was still asleep half an hour later when the car was recovered. His father had left the car running while he went into a shop to buy a drink, but in […]

COPPING OUT

COPPING OUT

A driver who started a police chase because he always wanted to try it has been fined 1,000 dollars (£630). A driver who started a police chase because he always wanted to try it has been fined 1,000 dollars (£630). John C. Hughes followed a patrol car for seven blocks […]

‘CELEBRITY’ COP CRASH

‘CELEBRITY’ COP CRASH

A police officer who wrecked a £40,000 supercar on a test drive had featured in a TV show on police pursuit chases. Pc Paul Fletcher starred in BBC1’s Car Wars which tracked Greater Manchester Police’s team of high-speed pursuit officers as they chased down criminals. The top-of-the-range Volkswagen Golf R, […]