Britain’s first Afghan ‘triple amputee’ soldier avoided a parking ticket when he forgot his blue badge – by displaying his prosthetic LIMB instead.
Mark Ormrod, 35, dubbed a ‘real hero’ of the war by Prince Harry, was left severely disabled after stepping on an IED.
He lost his right arm and both his legs and now relies heavily on his prosthetic limbs to get around.
And recently Mark, from Plymouth, Devon, forgot his blue badge while parking in the city – so improvised and left one of his legs on show instead.
Mark, a father of three, shared the clever hack on Twitter, and wrote: “Forgot my disabled badge! Hope this will suffice.”
He then let followers know that when he returned around two hours later, that he had not been given a ticket.
The tweet has since gained almost 1,000 likes.
One concerned user replied “We hope that was a spare??”, to which Mark said that he “has a few”.
Steve Berridge wrote: “I was going to say a warden will still give you a ticket, and when you complain they’ll reply..(all together now) ‘you haven’t got a leg to stand on.”
Mark was just 24-years-old when he stepped on an IED on Christmas Eve.
Thinking he was dead, medics stopped working on him and began focusing their attention on another injured Royal Marine.
His heroism was highlighted by Prince Harry who described him as his “real hero” after they became friends during his recovery.