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Clown Car

“This van is under attack,” announced a security van (armored car) in Gillingham, Kent, England. “Please call the police.” Two officers arrived to help. The first opened an escape hatch and climbed in the back to check the guard — and was promptly locked in. The other officer went to the front to check the driver — and was promptly locked in. There was no robbery: the van crew had apparently accidentally triggered the anti-robbery system. “I kept thinking some TV presenter and a camera crew will come along in a minute,” said Craig Scott, 21, who watched as more and more people got stuck in the van. “It was one of the funniest things I have seen.” (RC/London Metro) ...The perfect anti-robbery system: it lets anyone inside to take their frustrations out on the guards, away from innocent civilians.
Original Publication Date: 08 August 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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