You are doing a favour for a friend, and your bit for the environment: Taking an old cooker to be recycled.
Sounds perfectly reasonable, except when Ben Forrer did just that, he had a bit of a shock. He popped into the managers office, of the recyling yard, and when he came out his van was not where he had left it.
‘I checked my pockets in case I’d left the keys in and someone had moved it,’ he said. ‘I carried on walking around the yard and became more and more panicky.’
Turning his head he saw his van dangling from the jaws of a crane about to be loaded in to the crusher.
Mr Forrer, from Swinford, Leicestershire, said: ‘I could see my van just swinging from side to side.
‘Obviously I was more than a little bit taken aback so I just started shouting “stop!” and running through the yard.’
Staff – who had mistaken the van for scrap – immediately lowered it to the ground, but it was already a write-off.
‘The roof was crushed in and the windows smashed from the mechanical grabber’, Mr Forrer said.
‘I was furious because even though it was a bit old it still had loads of life in it.
‘They said they thought it was a bit odd that the tax was in date, and the tyres were OK.’
And they say “no good deed goes unpunished”
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