Oops, a Bournemouth van driver won't be able to hold his head up at the security yard after he managed to get himself trapped in his own van.
According to the Bournemouth Daily Echo, the security van man had apparently got out of the vehicle leaving his keys in the ignition – a definite no-no for security van drivers – and when the alarm went off he decided that the best way to get back in would be to climb in through a hatch on the roof.
Unfortunately, the hatch led to a secure compartment and the driver got well and truly stuck. Apparently, the van was seen rocking from side to side in the busy shopping street and eventually the police were called.
When officers arrived they were informed by the security van driver that the situation was under control – yeah, right – and they left as a colleague from the security company was on their way to help.
I ask you…some van drivers! Still, I can't talk, I had to change the tyre on my Ford Transit at the weekend and managed to almost lose the wheel down a hill. Luckily, my eagle-eyed daughter was with me and she went running off after it as it started to roll away. She's a quick old stick and managed to rescue the wheel and bring it back to me. I didn't half feel stupid (but I don't think it compares to the Bournemouth security guy!).
Still, my van now has four good tyres, and a driver who knows never to leave the keys in the ignition when he gets out…oh and…wheels and hills aren't a great combination.