The Travellers at Griffydam Leicestershire was unique both as a building, and in the people working there.
Especially King the handyman and door supervisor.
On one occasion he is alleged to have propped up the back wheels of a car on bricks – just enough to lift them off the ground. When the owner, a barman, left work to go home; he started the engine, put the car into gear and gently accelerated.
The car didn`t move.
The poor man continued to accelerate until the engine screamed and still no movement.
The air was blue when he discovered the prank.
On another occasion King was recruited to try and solve the mystery of the disappearing light bulbs.
Someone was stealing the pip lights that followed the edges of the various roof levels of The Travellers.
The manager decided that a surveillance operation was needed, so the two of them crouched behind the hedge opposite so as to nail the culprit. Each time the low level bulbs were replaced they had been stolen the same night, so catching the culprit should have been easy.
After three nights of observations King had to withdraw from the job. The culprit had not been caught, and his back was agony from all the crouching.
It later transpired that he had found out who the thief was, and tipped him off.
But he had found a great way boost his wage packet with the overtime.
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