Thu 18 May, 2006 11:55 am
Thu May 18, 8:50 AM ET
BERLIN (Reuters) - A German woman left her friend as a deposit at a gas station because she did not have enough cash to pay for her petrol, police said Wednesday.
"She didn't have enough money to pay the bill, so her friend stayed behind as a human deposit while she went to withdraw cash," said a spokesman for police in the southern town of Muenchberg. "Unfortunately, the woman did not return."
Two hours after the 20-year-old driver left, the gas station called the police, who interrogated the stranded "deposit" before releasing her. Police are investigating the driver on suspicion of fraud.
I'd guess that this might be the end of a beautiful friendship.
At least the driver didn't leave her baby as a pledge.
I can think of a number of people I'd like to leave as a deposit, starting with the ex-wife! She'd only be worth a quarter of a tank, but still....