Police were last night stunned after attending an incident in the outskirts of Liverpool where a vehicle was found to have all of its wheels on.
An alert member of the public used his mobile phone to contact Merseyside Police after he was drawn to the small crowd gathering around the suspect vehicle within minutes of it parking up.
Officers were on the scene within minutes and were forced to use loudhailers to instruct the by now huge crowd to "CALM DOWN!" and cordoned the immediate vicinity around the car off.
The vehicle, a 1993 Ford Fiesta drew gasps from onlookers as armed Police indicated they had also identified a valid tax disc located in the windshield area and within minutes of this they discovered the vehicle was in fact parked legally. Further investigation by specialists revealed the car held a valid MOT certificate and was legitimately insured.
A spokesman for Merseyside Police, Chief Inspector Terry Toxteth last night admitted he was "flabbergasted" by the incident, although he admitted the owner has been detained for further questioning and CCTV footage was also being examined by forensic experts.
The area remains closed to the public as investigations continue.