Man Forgot Where He Parked His Car – Finds It 20 Years Later
Back in 1997, a man from Frankfurt, Germany, reported his car as stolen to the authorities. Twenty years later, the police got back in touch with him, saying that they actually found his missing car. The thing is that he wasn’t actually robbed, but, in fact, simply forgotten where he parked it, and only reported it to be stolen.
The car was found in an old garage, part of an industrial building that was due to be demolished. His car was in the way of the demolition process and was reported to the police who then investigated the whereabouts of the owner. The 76-year-old man, together with his daughter, was driven by the police to reunite with his long-lost car.
But because the car wasn’t used for 20 years, it was no longer functional and it, unfortunately, had to be scrapped.
“The car can no longer be driven and will be sent to the scrap heap,” Frankfurt authorities said.
This story is similar to what happened to another German man from Munich. That time, however, the man had to wait only two years before the police finally tracked down his car. This man, on the other hand, parked his car and then went on a drinking binge and forgot where he parked it. The police eventually tracked it down, four kilometres away from where he thought he left it. He also had 40,000 euros in cash, as well as 50,000 euros worth of tools inside the car.
Another case, this time from Scotland, where a man lost his car after going to a concert in Manchester. He looked for the car for five days before reporting it stolen. Six months later, his car was found exactly where he left it, with the only noticeable difference being that he now had to pay £5,000 in parking fines.