Snail blamed for traffic fine
LONDON: It’s certainly a little more original than claiming the dog ate your homework.
Still, police were less than impressed when they were told a van failed to display a proper tax disc because a snail had nibbled away at it.
Luckily, mechanic Jon Roles and his father Steve provided undeniable photographic evidence – and police waived the fine.
The snail slid into the Peugeot while it was broken down and nibbled away the tax disc. But this did not stop the car being ticketed. The police eventually relented. – Daily Mail