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Pirates Ahoy

Reports are arriving at our news desk of the daring capture of a pirate taxi by members of an elite Ibicencan police unit ably led by Errol Flynn and Burt Lancaster...

Reports are arriving at our news desk of the daring capture of a pirate taxi by members of an elite Ibicencan police unit ably led by Errol Flynn and Burt Lancaster. It seems that our swashbuckling local police heroes were alerted to the presence of this illegal form of transport, a Ford Escort flying the skull and crossbones, by two German tourists. They had been waiting for a real taxi so long that they were prepared to pay double the normal fare from Ibiza Town to the airport, but became suspicious of the credentials of the two Ecuadorians at the helm when they noticed the eye patches, hooks, wooden legs, crutches and parrots the pair were sporting. Before they could say 'aharrrr Jim lad', two grappling irons had thudded into the portside of the Escort and they had been rammed a midships! Finally after a couple of minutes swinging down ropes with cutlasses 'twixt teeth the two Ecuadorians were hauled off to the brig. No doubt they will be made to walk the plank into our turtle infested waters! The two Germans were released to continue their long wait for a real taxi and as far as we know are still at the rank!

Footnote. Illegal pirate taxis are a problem in Ibiza and something similar to the above really did happen. Remember that you are not covered by insurance in the likely event that you are involved in accident in one of these vehicles.