We all know that you should stay with your vehicle to await assistance in the event of a break-down, but one unlucky tourist who ignored this advice learnt his lesson the hard way this weekend.
Nima Hosseini Razi, an MBA student at the University of Wales, left his broken-down car near the Houses of Parliament to visit Buckingham Palace while he waited for the AA to arrive.
Aware that his car was parked illegally, Mr Razi left a polite note to explain the situation, which read:
“Dear Sir or Madam, this car is broken. I am just waiting for the AA to arrive. Please do not fine! Thank you, yours sincerely.”
Unfortunately for him, this wasn’t enough to reassure the police, who considered the blue Ford Mondeo a security risk and promptly blew it up.
As if that weren’t enough to ruin his day, Mr Razi was also issued with a parking ticket for the offence.
The mangled car was towed away as a rather shocked looking Mr Razi looked on. We’re not sure how he got back to Wales after his ill-fated trip, but we are pretty sure that he won’t be driving into London again in a hurry!