A German driver who forgot where he parked his car 20 years ago, recently had the car returned to him. Authorities in Frankfurt, Germany found the car parked in a garage building. The reason why the car suddenly became conspicuous after being parked there for so long is that the building is now set for demolition.
At the time, the owner of the car phoned the authorities to report the car missing. After the car was found, police drove the now 76-year-old owner to be reunited with the Volkswagen Passat. However, after 20 years of inactivity in the garage, the car was deemed unfit to drive.
When he lost the car, the man thought that he had searched for the car extensively and figured that it had been stolen. However, police said that it was just hidden from view and was in the exact spot where he had left it 20 years prior.
The owner had reported that it was stolen back in 1997. When asked about the fate of the car, Frankfurt authorities said, “The car can no longer be driven and will be sent to the scrap heap.” Even though the car was found, the owner can hardly rejoice.
The German paper Augsburger Allgemeine reported that the car was getting in the way of the work that needed to be done in the building. In order to resolve this issue, they called the police to investigate and figure out who owns the car.
It remains unclear as to how or why the man was so confused, to begin with. In one sense, the story is very relatable. Many of us have forgotten the exact place where we parked our cars at least once, but to overlook the car to this degree is very bizarre.
There was also no word as to what was left in the car and what the state of its insides was after 20 years of neglect. We’ll leave it up to your imagination.
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