D'oh. This one makes our squidgy bits hurt. (Note that we have no idea what "squidgy bits" are, but it seemed an appropriately British thing to say.) Apparently, flying motorists who handed their keys over to valets at Pink Meet and Greet under the assumption that their vehicles would be kept in a secure compound are arriving home to a quagmire being handled by the British Airports Authority. After an expos aired on the BBC accusing Pink employees of dumping cars in locations like supermarket parking lots and building sites, as well as racing customers' vehicles, the company shut down and handed off a box of keys with very little information to BAA officials who are now trying to track down the machines and return them to their owners. Not exactly cricket, is it, chaps?
Car choas [sic] as parking firm ditches keys [The Argus, UK]
Les Rues de San Francisco: Parking Violations On The Installment Plan [Internal]