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AA deals with a wide variety of strange call-outs

THE AA has published its list of most unusual call-outs to coincide with a new breakdown policy.

The roadside assistance group is now offering drivers a replacement vehicle if it is unable to fix the broken car at the side of the road.

Kerry Richardson, AA director of road services, said: 'It is the dedication to meet our members' needs that has helped make it possible for the AA to launch its new breakdown promise to personal members, to fix your car by the road or get another one.'

These are just a few of the odd and unusual callouts faced by the AA's 3,500-strong patrol force:

The AA's strangest call-outs

  • A hamster was rescued from behind a car's gearbox. The rodent had nibbled a hole in the cardboard box it was travelling in, on the way home from a pet shop.
  • A fan belt problem was fixed after the elderly female removed her tights to help repair it.
  • Porridge was found in a car radiator. The owner thought it would stop the leak.
  • A farmer was locked out of his car after a piglet travelling inside activated the central locking with its trotter.
  • A hot water bottle was found on top of an engine. The owner thought it would keep the engine warm.
  • A patrol had to break into a car after a 93-year-old woman had fallen asleep in the vehicle. She had lost her keys and taken her hearing aid out and couldn't be woken.
  • A strange hissing noise inside a car was found to be an aerosol wedged under the driver's seat.

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