It’s not everyday an animated character prevents you from trading in your car.
That is exactly what happened to a 75-year-old Ontario woman. She went to trade in her van and all looked good until she learned that Fred Flintstone living on Yellow Brick Road and his daughter Pebbles had liens on her vehicle.
The woman does not want to talk about what happened, but Randy Hillier, a Progressive Conservative member of the Ontario parliament gladly will.
“After 10 years, I thought I’d seen every imaginable government incompetence, but that all changed last week,” Hillier said. “Maureen received her used vehicle information package from ServiceOntario which showed no liens on the car. However, the car dealer would not pay her because the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services had registered a lien against her valid VIN number in the names of Fred and Pebbles Flintstone.”
Apparently ServiceOntario staff were doing testing and someone used the Flintstones as test names said Government and Consumer Services Minister Tracy MacCharles.
Things were eventually cleared up and she was able to sell her van.