Man glues hand to Vodafone store in protest after problems with switching network

Stuck in the store for three hours, the gentleman in a mobility scooter wished to leave Vodafone and join a rival network Voxi.

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A distraught man used superglue to attach himself to a desk at a Vodafone store in Worthing because he reportedly wanted to leave and join another mobile phone network.

Stuck in the store for three hours, the gentleman in a mobility scooter wished to leave Vodafone and join a rival network Voxi.

The Argus reports that Vodafone were unable to help the man due to problems in processing his Porting Authorisation Code, which allows people to change networks easily.

The spokesperson for Vodafone said the switch once the issue is resolved.

Sussex Police and West Sussex fire and rescue attended the scene, with the police saying the man left peacefully on Friday afternoon, and the fire service saying no action was required.

A Vodafone UK spokesman said: “The customer advised us that he has been trying to leave another network to join VOXI. Unfortunately, the previous network hasn’t processed his PAC code correctly so we have been unable to help the customer join VOXI and keep his old mobile number.”

“We have advised the customer to speak to his previous network, and have reassured him that he’ll be able to join VOXI with his old number as soon as his previous provider has resolved the issue.”

A Sussex Police spokesman said: "Around 11.50am on Friday, November 26, police were called after a man had reportedly glued himself to the counter in Vodafone, Montague Street, Worthing.

"Officers attended and shortly before 3.30pm, the man went peacefully on his way.

"No offences were committed."