From the Bristol Evening Post:
Outside Bristol Zoo in the west of England, is the car park, with spaces for 150 cars and 8 coaches. It has been manned 6 days a week for 23 years by the same charming and very polite car park attendant with the ticket machine. The charges are £1 per car and £5 per coach.
On Monday 1 June, he did not turn up for work. Bristol Zoo management phoned Bristol City Council to ask them to send a replacement parking attendant. The Council said “That car park is your responsibility.” The Zoo said “The attendant was employed by the City Council… wasn’t he?” The Council said “What attendant?”
Gone missing from his home is a man who has been taking daily the car park fees amounting to about £400 per day for the last 23 years…!
Total sum just short £2.9 million.
Don’t you just love their slogan – ‘see it, sense it, save it’. The money, of course!