26 Sep, 2010 @ 09:00
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Gorrillas in our midst

POLICE in Malaga have started a crack down on unauthorised parking attendants, known as ‘gorrillas’.

Almost a thousand ‘gorrillas’ – who make you pay for finding a parking space – have had reports filed against them this year.

Some 992 warnings have been issued so far, with 209 of those caught red-handed being spotted doing the same thing later that day.

Those caught twice were summoned to court and issued with official warnings.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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  1. Is this a shake-down or a cry for help? Most of these folks are homeless or out of work. So have a little heart, guys. I think of it as a act of charity vs. a protection racket.

  2. We’ve had them in Dublin for decades but not as many as in Malaga.
    The “Lockhard” man.

    “…dats it missus, your bang on there. now LOCK HARD, LOCK HARD!!!, /jaysus missus, I hope ya have insurance…”

  3. Nick, your keyboards still broken! Your inability to ignore me and keep posting shows that you have a severe personality disorder – the Schofield Syndrome! lol. I’m still waiting for you to moderate the other posts Nick…

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