Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bristol Zoo Parking Lot Attendant's Scam

Evening Post [Bristol, UK]
13 June 2009

Urban myth of the Bristol Zoo parking attendant

[...] Touted as a genuine news article, the tale of a Bristol Zoo parking attendant who lined his own pockets with customers' cash for 23 years before going missing with the loot has set cyberspace alight.

But the Evening Post can confirm the story, which has been emailed to thousands of people across the globe in recent months, is nothing more than an urban myth – and the real attendants say the joke is starting to wear thin. [...]

[The article notes that this legend also appeared in the Evening Post two years ago on April Fools' Day.]