Not the truck in question. Photo: Waferboard/Flickr
A Danish couple drove to Bjerkvik in northern Norway this week to buy a used truck. It didn't go as planned.
According to a report in Avisa Nordlys, the Danes drove to Norway to buy an old truck from a seller in Bjerkvik.
After spending the evening in a Bjerkvik hotel, the Danish duo headed toward the seller's address on Wednesday morning when they encountered a car that was blocking the road. The driver of the other vehicle tried to get the Danes to stop but they instead turned tail and headed back toward the hotel.
“They felt like a car had come and blocked the road so that they would have to stop,” police spokeswoman Anne Karlsen told Avisa Nordlys
When the Danes turned around, the driver of the other vehicle followed, leading them to seek shelter back in the hotel and call the police for help.
When police arrived, they quickly discovered that the person who had blocked the road and so frightened the Danes was none other than the seller of the truck himself, who thought he would meet his buyers along the way so that he could lead them to his house.
Rather than laughing off the confusion, the Danes instead got in a huff.
“When we tried to explain to the couple what had happened, they wouldn't hear it. They wanted a police escort to the border but we explained that there was no reason they should get that,” Karlsen said.
“They were quite frightened by us ‘mountain monkeys',” she added.
The Danes returned home without the truck that they had driven so far to buy, while the Norwegian seller paid dearly for his attempt at friendliness by missing out on the sale.