Monday, 30 May 2011

"They got little cars, that go beep, beep, beep..."

...but not for long, as one dwarf actor and former Ewok soon found out:
Gibbins, who played one of the bear-like creatures in the 1983 Star Wars film, had the keys to his Ford C-Max stolen by the young thief, who then crashed the car into a parked VW and a lamp post.
But happily, the police actually caught the culprit! And...

...that's where the good news ends. C'mon, this isn't the movies, after all:
Police let the boy off but the 1m (3ft 4in) actor, from Bolton, is feeling the force of his insurance company, which will not pay for the damage as Gibbins failed to declare speeding points on his licence.
The thief was ten, so no doubt the police felt that they had to throw this one back for a while, so it could get a little bigger. No point throwing a tiddler in the keep net, eh?


RantinRab said...


RantinRab said...

Ah, seem to be getting somewhere!

Captain Haddock said...

Serves him right .. he should have been honest & taken his speeding points on the chin (even if that meant climbing up onto a stool to do so) ..

Woodsy42 said...

Insurance companies demand to know 'relevent' information, the points are not relevent to a theft claim.

Captain Haddock said...

True enough Woodsy .. but by not declaring them (he could always have argued the toss afterwards) all he's done, is to give the Insurance Co some "wriggle" room, which they've grabbed with both hands ..

JuliaM said...

"Ah, seem to be getting somewhere!"

Blogger issues resolved then?

"... he should have been honest & taken his speeding points on the chin..."

I expect he never thought they would have such a potential effect, though he really should have starred in enough fairy tales to know happy endings don't happen in real life.