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Would you cry? Be suicidal or laugh at your own moronic stupidity

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Police are investigating after a man said he left £80,000 on top of car then drove off.

Officers said the cash had vanished and they were treating the incident in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, as a theft.

They said the man told how he put the cash on top of the car early on November 18 but did not realise what he had done until later.

"Police were contacted on Friday, November 19, by a man reporting that he had lost £80,000 in Prince Avenue, Westcliff," said a spokesman.

"He told police that he had accidentally left the money on the top of his car before driving off on the morning of Thursday, November 18 at 6.20am.

"He later realised what he had done. Essex Police has seized evidence found at the scene, to be checked for fingerprints."

He said officers had checked local CCTV cameras and inquiries were ongoing

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what a dumbo! Hasnt he ever heard of cheques / bank transfers lol

i read this in the metro earlier in the week. Apparently its an old guy who kept his life savings in his car as he didn't trust the banks.
silly thing to do but i feel sorry for him

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The unidentified man, who was moving the cash between his home and his place of work, doesn’t trust the banks, the Daily Mail reports.

So rather than put the money in an account, he usually kept it hidden under his bed. But after deciding to keep the cash nearby at all times, he prepared to take it with him to work.

“My car is never more than 10 feet from me at work so I can keep on eye on it,” he told the Daily Mail. “That morning I left about 6:20 a.m. and didn’t realize I had lost it until noon.”

He raced home to see whether he had left it there, and then realized he must have put it on the roof of his car. A frantic search turned up the plastic bag the money had been stored in, but not the cash itself.

“I’m gutted,” the man, who works as a painter and a “panel beater” (a British term for someone who repairs vehicle bodies), told the Daily Mail. “I don’t hold out much hope of getting it back but if I do I will give a reward to whoever brings it back.”

Police in Essex, near where the man lives, have called for the return of the cash. And, as the Mail notes, they’ve also urged people to keep their money in banks.






Edited by: "csiman" 26th Nov 2010

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Give a reward? Now that's funny!

In todays climate I don't think £10k for returning £80k will cut it.

Bless the stupid old **** though!

aww thats tragic. i feel for him

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magicbeans

aww thats tragic. i feel for him



I would feel sorry for him but you've got to be a pleb if you transport that amount of cash with you rather putting it in a bank.

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I've put stuff on the top of my car and driven off without realising, though I might just a little bit more care with £80K than that!

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JonnyTwoToes

I would feel sorry for him but you've got to be a pleb if you transport … I would feel sorry for him but you've got to be a pleb if you transport that amount of cash with you rather putting it in a bank.



What makes you think that wasn't his destination at some point in the day? Besides, Under the bed might be considered safer in this climate!

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To answer your question Sy, I would never laugh!

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guv

What makes you think that wasn't his destination at some point in the … What makes you think that wasn't his destination at some point in the day? Besides, Under the bed might be considered safer in this climate!



Probably because the story advises us he had a distrust of banks, and that he was taking it to work. He didn't work in a bank.
Do keep up Guv!

Edited by: "JonnyTwoToes" 26th Nov 2010

but hes an old man.....u feel sorry for old mans!

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magicbeans

but hes an old man.....u feel sorry for old mans!



Not stupid old mans.

Serves him right really. How daft must you be to keep £80000 around the house?!

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master_chief

To answer your question Sy, I would never laugh!



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jellybaby22

o no.. poor old goat.....like they think a reward would make anyone hand … o no.. poor old goat.....like they think a reward would make anyone hand it in... have to say if I found 80k no way would I be giving it back ...:p



I'd like to think i would but couldn't honestly say i would because the temptation would be huge. Such a lot of money poor old geezer. I have to say though i can confidently state i would NEVER forget that i had left 80k on the car roof. I've done it with my phone and dummies before but nothing like that.

Karma , who ever has it will have no luck for it !!

give it back !

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I'd give it back.

I'd give it back too....sounds like he shouldn't even be driving lol

The really sad thing is that if they ever find the money, they'll almost certainly seize it under the Proceeds Of Crime Act until he can prove he obtained it legally.

id give it back......i wouldnt feel right cos its a heck of a lot of money to gain so its a heck of a massive loss to someone else.

aw08

Karma , who ever has it will have no luck for it !!give it back !



Couldn't disagree more, the bigger the ****** you are the easier life seems to be, the good honest working people of this world seem to struglle more than the lowlife.
Edited by: "greg_68" 26th Nov 2010

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greg_68

Couldn't disagree more, the bigger the ****** you are the easier life … Couldn't disagree more, the bigger the ****** you are the easier life seems to be, the good honest working people of this world seem to struglle more than the lowlife.



To thine own self be true though Greg. That's what I live my life by.
Edited by: "JonnyTwoToes" 26th Nov 2010

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pah,lost more out of my pocket on a night out..

greg_68

Couldn't disagree more, the bigger the ****** you are the easier life … Couldn't disagree more, the bigger the ****** you are the easier life seems to be, the good honest working people of this world seem to struglle more than the lowlife.



well i could'nt disagree more either , so there ! ,i could not go out and have a big spend , with the thought in mind , of someone elcs loss , KARMA !!!

aw08

well i could'nt disagree more either , so there ! ,i could not go out … well i could'nt disagree more either , so there ! ,i could not go out and have a big spend , with the thought in mind , of someone elcs loss , KARMA !!!



I didn't say you could do it, neither would I. The point I was making was the person that took it will not have any qualms about spending it and nothing will come of it. If you or I were to take the chance something would happen to make us regret it.

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greg_68

I didn't say you could do it, neither would I. The point I was making was … I didn't say you could do it, neither would I. The point I was making was the person that took it will not have any qualms about spending it and nothing will come of it. If you or I were to take the chance something would happen to make us regret it.


probably more to do with placating the sponsors that they're a big club that can fill the ground on 'big' euro nights............

Let me get this straight. He wants me to give him his £80k back and he'll give me a reward???:p


Firstly, I would laugh, then cry, then commit suicide.
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