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Man ejected after Persian rug car wash attempt

The Local/pvs · 27 May 2012, 11:25

Published: 27 May 2012 11:25 GMT+02:00

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The 43-year-old man rented the self-service car wash facility at a petrol station in Västerås on Saturday afternoon.

But instead of rolling up in his car, he proceeded to roll out a generously-proportioned Persian rug, which reportedly took up as much space as two vehicles.

Staff at the petrol station elected to point out this fact to the man, underlining that the facility was not designed for washing carpets.

With his carpet prepped and ready for a thorough scrubbing, the man reacted angrily to being spoken to, according to a incident report from Västmanland police.

"The man became very aggressive and threatening. The staff were obliged to call the police, in order to calm the man down," the statement read.

The man is now suspected of threatening behaviour, with an alternative charge of harassment.

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It is unclear from the report if the man was able to wash his carpet satisfactorily, but the indications are to the contrary.

"He was also ejected from the petrol station and left the location in disappointment, with a wet rolled-up rug under his arm.

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Your comments about this article

12:10 May 27, 2012 by occassional
Easy now Sweden, you don't want to upset the parent of a possible current/future Eurovision winner. Then again, maybe it was a flying carpet. Does that classify as a vehicle?
13:46 May 27, 2012 by Svensksmith
Meanwhile, the same man got into trouble trying to wash his car at the laundrymat.
16:08 May 27, 2012 by Boar
Maybe, he forgot to tie the mat on the top of his car instead of rolling it out. It's summer. His AC doesn't work and he needs to think about the Ozone layer too. So, he thought to follow the green environment. He can spray his mat on with water whenever he feels the heat has increased by looking the temperature in his car.
21:31 May 27, 2012 by dizzymoe33
Thank you for the laugh I hadn't giggled that hard in a while!!! :o)
01:52 May 28, 2012 by DAVID T
Maybe it was prayer time and the car wash pointed to mecca
05:02 May 28, 2012 by Douglas Garner
Sounds like a possible over-reaction by the carwash... perhaps they man just needed to pay for two bays instead of one?
06:52 May 28, 2012 by gpafledthis
2 bays big ?? and he left with it UNDER his arm ??? Aw TL ya worked for murdoch too long !!
03:20 May 30, 2012 by searchranker
There are many Persian rug dealers in Sweden that he could give his rug to any of them to wash. He could also read the following and learn how to wash his Persian rugs at home.


Funny Story!
12:57 June 2, 2012 by Flutterbye
You couldn't make it up LOL !!!!
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