If you’ve been to your local bingo hall recently you will have noticed that many of the older generation are dropped of by relatives, or make use of taxis.
For one player at the Talbot Road Mecca Bingo in Blackpool, her ride home after a night playing her favourite game was quite a bit more than her usual sedate drive.
Taxi Stolen With Pensioner Inside!
The octogenarian found herself going on quite a speedy ride as the taxi she was sat in was stolen! The 87-year-old was petrified as the thief took off with her in situ.
It took a few minutes for the thief to realise that there was a passenger but as soon as he noticed, he pulled over and left the senior citizen on the side of the road. She was left by the New Inn pub.
It was just half a mile away that the taxi was found abandoned. An arrest has been made but the taxi driver chose not to speak with the local newspaper about the robbery.
We hope that this event hasn’t put the lady in questions off of visiting her local bingo club and we’re just waiting to hear if the club in questioned has rolled out an extra special red carpet for her at her next visit!
Mecca Bingo, Blackpool
Funnily enough, when we looked up the most recent news about this venue, the story that we kept stumbling across was that traces of cocaine were found there in April 2015.
Obviously that’s not a reputation that the venue wants to portray and clearly not one that their punters have in mind when they visit.