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Police baffled by car parked on top of house in Spain

Police and firefighters were left scratching their heads when they found a car a bit out of place in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria.

Police baffled by car parked on top of house in Spain
Photo. Las Palmas Police.

Finding a place to park along the street can be a nightmare, no matter where you live. But police in Las Palmas were more than surprised by one resident's apparent solution.

Police posted pictures on Monday of a white hatchback Daewoo Matiz without license plates parked on top of a house's flat roof with the caption: “This is what they call 'the high life' parking.”

Authorities were first alerted to the strange parking arrangement by a neighbour. 

How the car ended up on top of the house remains a bit of a mystery. Police said they suspect someone could have had the help of a crane.

Police said they examined the house's structure to determine whether there was a risk of the car falling through.

According to TelevisiónCanaria, police have asked the car's owner to remove it from the roof.

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Spain’s Civil Guard police officers allowed to have visible tattoos

Spain on Monday relaxed its policy banning officers from the country's oldest police force, the Guardia Civil, from exhibiting tattoos.

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The increasing popularity of tattoos has led police forces around the world to regulate their use. Photo: Rafa Rivas/AFP

Officers will now be allowed to display tattoos anywhere on their bodies “as long as they do not contain expressions that violate constitutional values or harm the discipline or image of the force,” the interior minister said in a statement.

“For the first time visible tattoos will be allowed on uniformed officers,” it added.

On the other hand, the decree prohibits hoop earrings, spikes, plugs and other inserts when they are visible in uniform, “except regular earrings, for both male and female personnel”.

The Guardia Civil mainly patrols and investigates crimes in rural areas, while Spain’s National Police focuses on urban areas.

Last year Spain’s leftist government appointed a woman to head the force for the first time in its 177-year history.

The increasing popularity of tattoos has led police forces around the world to regulate their use.

Los Angeles police are required to ensure that tattoos are not visible to the public while on-duty, while France’s Gendarmes police force also requires that they be covered.

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