Who in their right mind would abandon their broken down car outside one of the most important buildings in London in this day and age, when the world is on full alert for terrorism? Well it happened, and the perpetrator seemed quite surprised to find his vehicle blown to smithereens by police officers.
When Nima Hossenini Razi's car broke down just yards from the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey what did he do?
Well what anyone would do obviously. He put a note on the windscreen and went off sightseeing around Buckingham Palace.
Oh right, that's not normally how people would approach this situation. Well tell this to Mr Razi.
He obviously thought the note which read: “Dear Sir/Madam, this car is broken. I am just waiting for the AA to arrive. Please do not fine. Thank you, your sincerely”, was adequate.
Mr Razi worried about being fined. Fined Mr Razi? You just wait to see what actually happens to your car.
Anyone who knows even the slightest thing about London will know you cannot leave your car just anywhere, especially not outside a building so important as the Houses of Parliament. Mr Razi's Ford Mondeo stood out like a sore thumb, just happily sat there, its engine conked out.
Police were on the scene in moments and they acted swiftly, evacuating Parliament Square of people and then carrying out a controlled explosion on the vehicle. They then carefully began to examine the contents of the car.
This is common anti-terrorist procedure these days. It may seem a little extreme but you have to get comfort from the fact the police took the sight of a car so suspiciously parked by one of the most important buildings in London as a terror threat, because quite frankly how could you not perceive it in this light.
The fact there was a note on the windscreen is not going to help. If it turned out there was a bomb in that car it is not really going to wash if a police officer says, oh well there was a note on the car windscreen.
Mr Razi was astonished to return to his vehicle to see police officers scouring its blasted up remains. The thing is though, what did Mr Razi expect? He couldn't help that his car broke down but he could at least have waited with the vehicle.
I mean who goes off to visit Buckingham Palace like that when they have a broken down car on their hands. It is rather laid-back behaviour isn't it?
What does seem a little bit rich however, is that minutes before a tow truck arrived, a London traffic warden came by and actually ticketed the remains of Mr Razi's car. The police were still on the scene and everything.
The whole scenario sounds a bit of a cross between a Tom Cruise action flick and a Laurel and Hardy comedy sketch. I have to say though for anyone who does think the police's action were a little extreme, just think if there had been a bomb in that car and they had done nothing. In fact don't think about that – it's unthinkable.