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Bizarre reasons for breakdown call outs
It's not the cylinder head gasket - it's a giraffe
Not all call outs as prosaic as broken fan belts or blown cylinder head gaskets. Equity Red Star describe some of the more bizarre reasons they have been called out:
- A car rendered immobile at a safari park in the UK when, in the heat of the moment, two mating giraffes fell onto the bonnet. Perhaps this is a new twist on being conceived in a car?
- A driver locked out of his vehicle - keys in the ignition, engine running - after his dog had activated the central locking.
- A couple concerned that their car was leaking coolant. The orange fluid dripping from beneath the dashboard proved to be orange juice dripping from the glove compartment.
- Faint squeaking noises coming from the rear that proved to be a mouse trapped in the boot.
- A man who's car had broken down at work - a secret government establishment. When asked his location, his reply was "Sorry, I can't divulge that."
13 Dec 2007