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    Brit Lollipop man sacked after firefighters had to carry him off the road

    A stubborn British Lollipop man (crosswalk attendant) who had to be escorted off the road by astounded on-call firefighters, has been sacked, his employer has announced.

    The unnamed man had continued to usher parents and children across the road as the fire truck approached, siren blaring and lights flashing. He refused to move and blocked the firefighters from attending a tree fire blazing just behind him in the town of Luton. Local resident and eyewitness Jacqui Brittain (what a suitable name for such a British story) described it as like 'watching a car crash' unfold as four or five firefighters had to exit the truck and 'escort' the man off the road.

    A council spokesperson said: “Luton Borough Council has now concluded its enquiries into reports that a School Crossing Patrol Officer held up a fire engine on an emergency call on 13 April.

    “After following our due process, the employee concerned has been summarily dismissed on the grounds of gross misconduct.”
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-b...herts-32747710

    http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/loc...gine-1-6744937

    Photo link (which is from another strange story about a lollipop man who was sacked for high-fiving kids)
    http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/news-...llipop-6189154
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    flipping eejit he'd have moved fast enough if the fire was at his or his family's house.

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    I never heard of thought of the term "Lollipop" before regarding crosswalk attendants. Ha, learned something new today. Always look forward to these fun little news tidbits. Thanks, zwiebel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModMaiden View Post
    I never heard of thought of the term "Lollipop" before regarding crosswalk attendants. Ha, learned something new today. Always look forward to these fun little news tidbits. Thanks, zwiebel.
    I know, it's so funny. But if you ever visit the UK you'll see they carry those 'stop, children' signs around on a big stick, and they really do look like lollipops!

    Going to try and discover what they're called in Australia now...
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    Crossing guards in Australia. Don't think they carry the lollipops though.

    http://thechronicleherald.ca/novasco...guards-protest
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