Jeremy Clarkson's often-misguided rants have, up until now, only cost him readers and respect, but after publishing his bank account details in his last column for The Sun, he's now out £500.

Clarkson's diatribe on why some 25 million people shouldn't be worried about two lost computer discs containing their personal information caused the lovable curmudgeon to print his own bank account details in the UK rag. He claimed, "All you'll be able to do with them is put money into my account. Not take it out."

As anyone who's been the victim of identity theft can attest, it doesn't take much, so when Clarkson checked out his bank statement a few days later, he noticed that a direct debit to the charity Diabetes UK was taken out of his account.

Top Gear's top presenter admitted that he made a mistake, and that "Contrary to what I said at the time, we must go after the idiots who lost the discs and stick cocktail sticks in their eyes until they beg for mercy." Beyond supplying said cocktail sticks, we think Clarkson shouldn't dispute the erroneous donation and chalk it up to a lesson learned while benefiting a good cause.

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[Source: BBC]