Wednesday, November 17, 2010

MR BEAN ALIVE, WELL & LIVING NEAR GELA



Image:  Wikimedia Commons

Imagine the reaction of police in Gela yesterday when a farm worker entered their station and announced,

"I've found a bomb and it's in the boot of my car."

The man, who has been dubbed "Mr Bean" by the Sicilian press, had found the World War 11 "pineapple" hand grenade on a beach, picked it up, put it in his car and had then driven to the police station in a highly populated, busy part of the city.  The car was immediately cordoned off by police and several nearby businesses and a post office had to be evacuated.

At last the grenade was safely exploded by bomb disposal police from Palermo and life has returned to normal in Gela.


10 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Jesus what an idiot!

Miss Footloose said...

This leaves me stunned. The guy knew what it was and picked it up? I can say something unflattering here ;) but thou shalt not judge and all that.

Josep said...

He's not exactly the sort of neighbour I'd want to live next to.

Winchester whisperer said...

Love it!

Rowena... said...

While reading this may have been hilarious, I can only imagine the commotion that this man caused. Yo Mr. Bean!

James Higham said...

You have to love these types of people. They're the ones the EU superstate needs.

Ellee Seymour said...

My husband could be Mr Bean's double. He is always doing his impressions. In fact, I don't know who copied who!!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, jams. Yes, indeed. Hi, Miss Footloose. Yes, we don't know his state of mind. Nor me, Josep. Glad to hear it, WW. Hi, Rowena. Yes, I keep imagining that, too. They should be running the EU, James. Hi, Ellee. Oh, I'm sure Mr Bean copied your husband!

Rachel Cotterill said...

Whoops......

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Rachel. I keep imagining the thing bumping around in the boot!

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