Man gets out of parking fine thanks to doodle!

6 May 2016
Lidl parking drawing

Parking fines are one of the single most irritating things on the planet. One shopper at Lidl was slapped with a £90 fine. Nothing new there, but this guy got out of it thanks to a daft drawing.

Steve Crowley, a teacher, 40, was sent a demand which asked him to prove he'd shopped at his local Lidl near Bristol. He couldn't find a receipt, so he decided to send them a drawing.

He wanted to overturn his fine, and customers are allowed 90 minutes of free parking, so a receipt is needed to prove that you're actually a shopper, rather than some non-customer chancing their arm.

The sketch features his family, with a speech bubble that says: "Hey kids! It's approximately 12.30pm on 01.04.16! Time to go shopping!" Included, was also a Lidl worker, having a smoke.

It looks like this.

The doodle was emailed, and Lidl felt it was enough and overturned the fine!

Athena ANPR Ltd, who were acting on behalf of Lidl, replied: "Thank you for your email in regards to the above parking charge.We can confirm that the above parking charge has been cancelled."

1 comment

  • Reader

    How very Joe Lycett!

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