From avoiding killer piranhas to dodging poisonous blowfish venom, sea life have always been a thorn in James Bond's side.
Now, another Aston Martin driver has had to face down his own fishy retribution after doing a shoddy job of parking.
Locals in Salcombe, county Devon, were furious to find a plush Aston Martin V8 parked across two spaces usually reserved for the coastal town's fisherman.
The parking was even more unforgivable, given that the driver had clearly thought the nearby sign explicitly stating that the spots are 'Reserved parking for fisherman only' was cod-swallop.
With the car left there for a number of days - and having already been given two parking tickets - the angry residents were keen to emphasise that this was no plaice for public parking.
While they didn't go as far as tracking down the driver in order to dunk them into a pool of killer fish, as some more fictional Aston Martin driver haters might have done, they did throw a number of dead fish at the very shiny and white V8 - models of which reportedly cost some £124,000.
That wasn't all that the owner of the vehicle had to contend with, either. Not content with providing them with a stinky surprise, locals also left a barrel containing almost half a tonne's worth of materials behind the rear bonnet, atop a wooden pallet, effectively telling culprit in no uncertain terms that they wanted the car gone.
Eventually, the car had disappeared by Friday.
The V8 is set for big screen fame when the long-awaited new Bond film Not Time To Die finally hits cinemas later this year. Having originally been planned for release in March, the Covid-19 virus delayed things and it's now due to come out in the UK on 12 November.
A warning to any future James Bonds though: if you find yourself driving through Devon, for gods-hake respect the parking rules.
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