The lighthearted side to fuel prices.

Eagle-eyed motorists were in for a surprise when pranksters tampered with a petrol station price sign.

The 24-hour Tesco garage in Fleetsbridge, Poole, Dorset, was targeted on Sunday morning.

The unleaded petrol price was changed to 25.9 pence per litre and the letters LOL - which normally stand for Laugh Out Loud - were written below it.

The normal price of unleaded petrol at the station is 125.9 pence per litre. Tesco said it had corrected the sign.

A spokesman said: "Staff corrected the sign as soon as they were alerted to the prank."

The spokesman said it was spotted on Sunday morning and no permanent damage had been caused.

Jimmy Skillings, who spotted the prank and took a photograph, said: "I know petrol prices are a joke but this is funny.

"Whoever did it sure has a sense of humour."
51355745 photo - the lighthearted side to fuel prices.

  • SuDoku
  • February 21, 2011, 10:39 am
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    Saw this on the news today!
    £1.25:9 per litre is pretty cheap at the min.

    • Math
    • February 21, 2011, 10:46 am
    You petrol? I drive a diesel, last place I went past which was a shell garage I think, was like 1.35 a litre or something...
    - SuDoku February 21, 2011, 11:12 am
    Actually no I'm diesel! Yep £1.35 here too. I'm glad I got rid of the last car that was petrol and only got 29mpg. My new (to me) diesel gets me 44mpg.
    - Math February 21, 2011, 11:16 am
    Sucks don't it. Not too sure how many mpg mine is, all I know is that I can get about 600 miles at a push on a full tank.. :) Cost 53quid to fill up last time though, rip off.
    - SuDoku February 21, 2011, 11:18 am
    £70 something for mine and that's with my 5p off per litre from tesco!
    - Math February 21, 2011, 11:19 am
    It's an absolute bloody rip off I swear.. Well I filled up at Morrison's last time, we normally go Sainsbury's.. Gonna have to fill up again soon aswell.
    - SuDoku February 21, 2011, 11:20 am
    My cars in the garage! They kept it in after it's service/MOT - not good news to my wallet!
    - Math February 21, 2011, 11:22 am
    I've just had to have mine fixed, the plastic bit under the front was hanging off and dragging on the floor. Got it done for free though. The mechanics at college are so lovely ;)
    - SuDoku February 21, 2011, 11:25 am
    Just flutter your eyelashes!
    - Math February 21, 2011, 11:31 am
    Ayeee, play the damsel in distress and they come flocking :P
    - SuDoku February 21, 2011, 11:35 am
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