To the many 'Jobsworths' in the UK, you are advised to not take things too literally because you might just meet your match!
Arthur Carr, an 18 year-old boy racer from Tredworth, Gloucestershire, telephoned the police when he saw his step-father, Albert Slicer, 21, attack his latest 'pride & Joy' with an angle-grinder.
When police arrived, they found Slicer cutting up the Ford Fiesta and asked him what he was doing. Slicer told them that he was quite within his rights as he had been clamped just hours before when a 'jobsworth' traffic warden found the vehicle 2.7 inches (6cm) poking out of his driveway, onto the pavement.
He told In Seine News;
"I bought this motor for my petrol-headed stepson to do up, but he didn't get up until 3pm, the lazy git and so by the time he started working on it, it was already getting dark! This official-looking geezer with a yellow jacket and clipboard came up and pointed out the wheel obstructing the pavement, so I tried to move it but the car wouldn't start. So the bastard clamped it."
"After trying several times of trying to tell him that this car had a SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification) certificate to verify that it had not been driven on the road and that it had been parked on his drive, I saw red and laid into it with my angle grinder."
"I took things literally and now this car has a SAWN certificate!"
"Poor young Arthur Carr now has half-a-car!" He chuckled poetically.