Nima Hosseini Razi, a tourist hoping to enjoy some sightseeing in London, was having some car trouble. His vehicle had broken down near Parliament Square, not far from the House of Commons and Westminster Abbey, so he parked it -- illegally -- and decided to go for a walk while he waiting for help to arrive. He even left a note that told authorities the car was broken and for them to please not issue him a ticket.

However, when Mr. Razi returned to his vehicle, he found that it had been totally destroyed. Apparently, anti-terror police don't take lightly to locked cars that are abandoned near government facilities and landmarks.

"I noticed that all my windows were smashed. They [anti-terror police] explained to me that they had to use the explosives to get access to the suspicious car," he said.

Mr. Razi's car was subsequently towed away from the area, but not before he was issued a parking citation.