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6 December 2010

An angry farmer and a squirrel top the list of whacky windscreen damage excuses

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What do an angry farmer; a lady’s stiletto; a UFO and an innocent squirrel have in common? They’ve all been the cause of chipped or cracked windscreens according to leading automotive service brand Autoglass.

While the most common cause for damaged glass comes from other cars throwing up loose chippings from the road, Autoglass customers have offered a whole host of weird and wonderful explanations.

The best of the bunch range from a squirrel falling out of a tree, to an angry mother-in-law wielding a baseball bat and a carwash brush.

The top ten whacky excuses are:

     

  1. Angry farmer – a driver who repeatedly annoyed a farmer by parking in front of a gate to his field, one day returned to find his car had been dragged into the field and his windscreen and roof smashed by an axe.
  2. Squirrel – an innocent squirrel fell out of a tree and landed on the windscreen.
  3. Lady’s stiletto – the high heel chipped the inside of a windscreen.
  4. UFO - something fell from a plane.
  5. Clay Pigeon – the skeet from a clay pigeon shoot hit the glass.
  6. Deer - a deer left hoof shaped cracks on a windscreen as it jumped out of the way of an oncoming car (the deer survived.)
  7. Mother-in-law – an angry mother-in-law wreaked havoc with a baseball bat.
  8. Shelves – a stack of shelves went through the screen when a motorist hit the brakes.
  9. Carwash brush – the big bristly brush turned a chip on the windscreen into a crack.
  10. Is it a chip? - a customer called to arrange a chip repair and during the call, realised her son had stuck a sweet to the inside of the screen.
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Matthew Mycock, Autoglass managing director, comments: “As the winter draws near, temperatures start to plummet and the state of the roads worsen; we begin the busiest time of the year at Autoglass with more and more chips turning into cracks. With the call volume set to increase over the coming weeks, I’m sure there will be more bizarre stories from our customers, especially over the festive period as motorists transport everything from the tree to the Christmas turkey.”

 

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