South African Rental Company Finds Left-Behind Guns, Animals In Returned Vehicles

According to Independent Online, Europcar locations in South Africa experienced interesting finds in their vehicles after being returned by customers.

Among the common items of CDs, sunglasses and wallets, Europcar’s KwaZulu-Natal branch found a snake curled up in the engine forcing employees to call officials to have it removed. Goat droppings and chicken bones were also found in other vehicles from the branch.

Twice vehicles were returned by a personal protection agency with grenades rolling around in the backseat. Guns were also found in the glove compartments of other vehicles.

The full article from Independent Online can be viewed by at this URL:
http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/industry-news/the-things-people-leave-in-rentals-1.1298987

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