Man finds car 20 years after forgetting where he parked it (pic)


An absent-minded German driver had his car returned to him 20 years after he forgot where he parked it. Authorities in Frankfurt found the car in a garage in a building which is set for demolition.

A local resident had phoned the authorities to the report the car missing which, after 20 years, was rotting in a garage was deemed unfit to drive. Police drove the 76-year-old man to be reunited with the Volkswagen Passat. The owner thought it had been stolen, Frankfurt authorities said, but it had just been hidden from view and actually exactly where he left it.

It was reported stolen back in 1997. Frankfurt authorities said: ‘The car can no longer be driven and will be sent to the scrap heap.’ The car had only been discovered because it had been parked in a building which is being regenerated.


According to German paper Augsberger Allgemein, the car was getting in the way of building work so police had to investigate and find out who it belonged to. There was no word on whether there were any boiled sweets left in the glove compartment nor why the man got so confused in the first place.

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