Car with political statements towed away from Gladstone shop
CHRISTMAS shoppers at the Gladstone Valley Shopping Centre were puzzled when they saw a blue Ford Fiesta with various signs at the car park.
It was parked in a no-parking spot right across the Muffin Break.
The windows were covered with messages on paper, and the number plate at the back of the car was covered with a big cardboard sign.
"Police departments are a private owned business," the sign read.
"I don't have a contract with them. Do you?"
The rest of the sign quoted a 1923 High Court ruling on the separation of powers between the state and the Commonwealth.
A tow truck was called to the shopping centre at around 11.00am to move the vehicle away under police supervision.
A Gladstone Police spokesman said the car would be impounded for 90 days.