Dad to Sue Nightclub After Son is Gifted Toy Car Instead of 'Mini Cooper' After Winning Competition
An angry father is all set to sue a nightclub that promised to give away a Mini Cooper car as a prize for the competition's winner but it turned out to be a plastic toy car. The 'fake competition' was held at UK's ATIK nightclub in Colchester, Essex. Gregory Edwards refused to stay mum on the matter and threatened to take legal action.
Often in these random competitions, the possibility of winning a prize is quite unlikely. But if the stars are in your favor, you may win a seemingly 'impossible' reward, such as a car. However, destiny can [definitely] play a joke on you and tables might turn. A teenage boy was ecstatic to win a car at a nightclub competition. They showed a poster with Mini Cooper as the prize but it dawned on him that he had been "fooled." Noah Edwards, still a learner driver received a plastic motor toy instead of a real one.
The 18-year-old entered the competition believing the car on the poster was being pushed as a prize for one lucky winner. The poster mentioned that to own a car, guests at the nightclub must purchase a ticket for an event on March 31, 2023. A random method would choose the winners, as announced by the DJ. Noah's dad believes the nightclub has 'tricked' his teenage son. This makes sense because they didn't mention giving away a 'toy car' in the promotional poster. He [father] said, "On the poster, it shows a picture of a Mini. There were no terms and conditions on the ad, no asterisk, nothing that infers it is a toy car, no further information or anything like that," per Mirror.
The fuming father even re-confirmed from friends and family in case his son had misunderstood. Gregory added, "I have shown it to friends and colleagues, asking them about it, and they all agree it looks like you buy a ticket and could win a car." The advert clearly deceived the guests. He also shared that his son is not an expert driver. "My son is learning to drive at the moment so I would've had to insure it and was only expecting one worth about five grand." The teenager also enquired about the confusion. "Noah spoke to the manager who told him they were getting the car from Smyths, with a picture of yellow and red pedal car kids use."
The father is convinced it was a fake competition. "My son has additional needs and doesn't like upsetting people so he accepted it. But he is as frustrated as I am. It almost seems like a fake competition." What a hoax. Serving the nightclub right, Mr. Edward plans to drag them to the court.
"I spoke to the manager who said it was just a gimmick, but now I am considering court action because what they've done, in my opinion, is illegal," concluded the father. However, the nightclub denied the 'fraud claims.' ATIK Colchester spokesperson said, "We were offering various giveaways across the weekend. We're sorry this has led to our guest's disappointment but at no point did we advertise it as a 'real' car."