Mystery as car found perched on top of bus shelter in Brittany

Residents were intrigued to find the 1.3 tonne car ‘parked’ on the roof of a bus shelter on Monday morning. Police are investigating

13 October 2021

No one saw or heard anything about what happened on Sunday night Pic: Gendarmerie du Finistère

By Mélanie Sabre

Police are still investigating how a 1.3 tonne car ended up perched on the roof of a bus shelter in a small town in Finistère, Brittany.

There have been plenty of suggestions by some of the 2,200 residents of Plounéventer including the settling of scores, a prank - or even an art project - after the car was spotted early on Monday morning.

The white utility vehicle Peugeot Partner was removed by police a few hours later with the help of a crane.

Officers published this humorous facebook post in a bid to solve the mystery.

The owner of the vehicle has been identified but is said to be unreachable. The car had no insurance and no up-to-date contrôle technique test.

Philippe Héraud, the mayor of the town, is expected to file a complaint for damage to property and endangering others. 

This strange phenomenon tickled the imagination of internet users with a selection of humorous scenarios like the one in this photo:

Pic: Facebook / Screenshot

Resident or second-home owner in France?
Benefit from our daily digest of headlines and how-to's to help you make the most of life in France
By joining the newsletter, you agree to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy
See more popular articles
The Connexion Help Guides
Brexit and Beyond for Britons in France*
Featured Help Guide
What the Brexit deal means for UK residents of France, second homeowners and visitors in 2021 and after
Get news, views and information from France
You have 2 free subscriber articles left
Subscribe now to read unlimited articles and exclusive content
Already a subscriber? Log in now