Well as excuses go, this is certainly one of the rarer ones.
A female mini driver has been left more than a little bit red faced after her car smashed into the back of a van... as she was using a sex toy.
The woman, described in her 30s, lurched forward while stuck in traffic in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. As she got out of her car she was spotted doing up her trousers while holding on to the rampant rabbit style toy.
After swapping details, the van driver's bosses then checked the vehicle's rear camera footage which revealed the unusual circumstances.
To M&J Seafood's surprise, the video revealed all.
A driver was called into the office and feared he was getting the sack. He'd been on his first shift after looking for work for ages.
The bosses told him it wasn't his fault and then said 'Have you seen this?'.
The driver was working for M&J Seafood's branch in Cirencester, Glos.
The firm, which refused to ID the driver or release the video, added: "The matter is in the hands of our insurers."
Police in Gloucestershire are appealing for information after a man and a police officer were assaulted in Cirencester.
At 1am on Saturday morning police were alerted to an alleged assault in Castle Street. An ambulance was attending a 43 year old man from Cirencester who had been knocked unconscious in the street by a man near Stoney's restaurant.
The offender, a 20 year old man from Cirencester, returned to the scene of the alleged assault, where he was spoken to by an officer. He then assaulted the officer by grabbing him and knocking him to the ground.
With the help of other officers the offender was arrested and taken into custody.
The victim of the original assault was taken by ambulance to the Great Western Hospital in Swindon where he received treatment for concussion and bruising. The police officer sustained a broken tooth and bruising to his face and hands.
During the incident a crowd gathered in the street and the actions of some of those present were questionable at best. Some of the crowd appeared to be egging on the young man who was arrested. We would like to speak to those people and appeal to other members of the public who were trying to enjoy a night out in Cirencester to help us identify them and provide any evidence that they can about the assaults.
A pedestrian has been killed after being hit by a white Ford Transit van near Cirencester. The man was walking along the A429 Stow Road in the early hours of Sunday 17th May.
Investigations are underway and police are asking for witnesses to come forward.
A woman has been jailed for three years for stealing antiques and art, including a Picasso sketch, from a countess in Gloucestershire.
Kim Roberts pleaded guilty to theft and burglary at Gloucester Crown Court.
She was working as a housekeeper for Lady Bathurst when she stole precious paintings, antique vases and silver plates from her ex-employer.
The 59-year-old took the paintings and plates worth a combined total of £500,000 from the Dowager’s home on her family's Cirencester Park Estate, between April 30 and May 21 last year.
Gloucestershire Police found a grenade at a house in Churnside, North Cerney, Cirencester at the weekend.
It's thought to be a World War 2 grenade and following investigations by the Explosives Ordnance Disposal unit, it was found to safe as it had been disarmed some time in the past.
Gloucestershire Police are concerned for the welfare of a 13-year-old boy who has been missing from the Gloucester area since yesterday, 1 December.
Kyle Nicholas, from Hardwicke, is white, 4ft 10ins tall, of slight build and has light brown spiked, cropped hair. He looks younger than his 13 years.
He was last seen wearing dark jogging bottoms, dark shoes, a red jumper and an over-sized orange jacket. He also has a Severn Vale Uniform with him
It's believed he has travelled to the Cirencester area.
If anyone has seen Kyle or knows of his whereabouts they are asked to call the police on 101 quoting incident no. 376 of 01/12/14.
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's much-criticised Magical Journey christmas experience at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield has re-opened.Read the full story ›
A Christmas attraction backed by celebrity interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen is due to reopen today after being swamped with complaints.
The Magical Journey at the Belfry Hotel in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, shut down after just one day following gripes it was unfinished, had "rubbish presents" and "chav elves".
Ticket prices of £22.50 for a 90-minute visit were also criticised with many branding the "winter spectacle" a "rip-off".
After three days of improvements Llewelyn-Bowen, who stressed he had nothing to do with the production or management of the event, said he hoped the experience was now "much closer to his original ravishing vision".
But despite reopening to the public, organisers have barred the press from attending.
A spokesman said: "We feel that introducing camera crews, reporters and journalists is only going to take away from the experience and possibly even create anxiety for our visitors."
They added they "just want to concentrate on making Christmas as magical as we can for the people who have chosen to join us for The Magical Journey".
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen pledges to fix The Magical Journey Christmas experience he designed, which shut down after a string of complaints.Read the full story ›
The organiser of The Belfry's Magical Journey Christmas experience has apologised to visitors for closing after it was "hammered by the weather'.
Paul Dolan, organiser of The Magical Journey experience, said that work was underway to get all the issues fixed by Wednesday.
We were hammered with four weeks of horrendous rain which really affected the site and slowed us down.
We were very far behind but I didn't want to disappoint children.
We thought there was enough there that people wouldn't see the small details that weren't there but there were too many small details and it built up.
We shouldn't have opened yesterday. I can't apologise enough.
What we want this to be is a perfect experience.
This morning organisers posted a message on the Magical Journey Facebook site saying it was 'closed for improvements'.
The attraction - designed by TV presenter Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen - was immediately slammed on social media with hundreds of complaints from disappointed customers.