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Chargrill Charlie’s prank Aussies with parking tickets on their cars at Sydney Bondi Beach

Unsuspecting Aussies are furious to find parking tickets on their cars after a day at the beach – but not all is as it seems

  • Unsuspecting drivers were greeted with a ‘parking fine’ after returning to cars 
  • But upon a closer look, the ‘penalty notice’ was in fact a $10 meal voucher 
  • Chargrill Charlie’s took a huge risk with its prank by issuing fake parking tickets
  • Dozens of Sydney drivers all reacted with confusion, shock and surprise
  • But their emotions quickly changed when they realised they were pranked


Unsuspecting drivers were greeted with a ‘parking fine’ on their windscreens upon returning to their cars parked along Bondi Beach on Monday. 

But upon closer inspection, the ‘penalty notice’ was in fact a $10 meal voucher for beachgoers to treat themselves to a free rotisserie chicken, burger or salad. 

‘It is alleged that you’ve won yourself $10 worth of free Chargrill Charlie’s. We will be very upset if you do not go and treat yourself and this will turn into an offence (only joking). Have a better day from now, on us,’ the ticket read.

Sydney restaurant chain Chargrill Charlie’s took a huge risk with its elaborate prank by issuing fake parking tickets to cars parked along the pavement. 

The drivers all reacted with confusion, shock and surprise – but their emotions quickly changed when they realised the ticket was just a meal voucher.

Unsuspecting drivers were greeted with a ‘parking fine’ on their windscreens upon returning to the cars along Bondi Beach. But upon a closer look, the ‘penalty notice’ was in fact a $10 meal voucher for beachgoers to treat themselves to a free rotisserie chicken, burger or salad

On Monday, Sydney restaurant chain Chargrill Charlie's took a huge risk with its elaborate prank by issuing fake parking tickets to cars parked along the pavement

On Monday, Sydney restaurant chain Chargrill Charlie’s took a huge risk with its elaborate prank by issuing fake parking tickets to cars parked along the pavement

Two beachgoers checking the ticket

The girls started smiling when they realised they have been pranked

The drivers all reacted with confusion, shock and surprise – but their emotions quickly changed when they realised the ticket was just a meal voucher (picture of two beachgoers checking the ticket before smiling when they realised they have been pranked)

The restaurant said it decided to hit the beachside car parks in an effort to ‘brighten people’s day’ over the long weekend during lockdown.

Photographs show drivers returning to their cars after a day of swimming and enjoying the sun to find a penalty notice on their windscreens.

But they quickly realised they have been pranked.

Photographs show drivers returning to their cars after a day of swimming and enjoying the sun to find a penalty notice on their windscreens

Photographs show drivers returning to their cars after a day of swimming and enjoying the sun to find a penalty notice on their windscreens

One man was spotted checking his parking fine before he realised it was just a $10 voucher

One man was spotted checking his parking fine before he realised it was just a $10 voucher

One man was spotted checking his parking fine before he realised it was just a $10 voucher

The drivers all reacted with confusion, shock and surprise - but their emotions quickly changed when they realised the ticket was just a meal voucher

The drivers all reacted with confusion, shock and surprise – but their emotions quickly changed when they realised the ticket was just a meal voucher

One man was seen ripping the ticket off his windscreen in frustration before realising what it was

One man looked at the ticket in confusion when he found it on his car

One man was seen ripping the ticket off his windscreen in frustration before realising what it was 

However, not everyone had a lucky day after one car was spotted with a real parking fine issued by the council (far right), which was next to the $10 voucher

However, not everyone had a lucky day after one car was spotted with a real parking fine issued by the council (far right), which was next to the $10 voucher 

While many smiled as they read the voucher, others were seen ripping the ticket off their windscreens in frustration before realising what it was.

‘That feeling when you see a parking ticket on your car… lucky it was just Charlie playing a prank, giving you $10 vouchers,’ the store cheekily wrote on Instagram.

However, not everyone had a lucky day after one car was spotted with a real parking fine issued by the council, which was next to the $10 voucher.



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