He Parked in June, Couldn't Find Car Until Now
Unnamed man searched for it for days; 6 months later, mystery solved
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2017 11:39 AM CST
Stock image of a parking garage.   (Getty Images/Lanski)

(Newser) – You know those few seconds of panic when you can't recall exactly where in the lot you parked the car? Multiply it by a couple million and you have this story out of the UK. In June, a man borrowed a friend's BMW in Scotland and drove south to Manchester to catch a Stone Roses concert at Etihad Stadium, reports the Manchester Evening News. He parked the vehicle in one of the area's parking garages and promptly forgot which one. After the concert, he searched and searched, and ultimately spent five days trying to find his friend's wheels before giving up. In August, the owner, who'd emailed local companies and government to see if it had been found, reported the vehicle lost or stolen.

Now officers say they happened upon an abandoned car in one of the area lots just before midnight Friday and, after seeing it had been reported lost or stolen, tweeted that they'd found the car that had been lost since June. "We can’t imagine what the ticket machine is going to say when they finally put the ticket in," posted Manchester City Centre officers in a follow-up tweet. The officers' best guess? Around $6,150. The story reminds Aol Travel UK of an even wilder one: that of a German man who parked his car December 2010 and wasn't able to locate it until September 2012. (See why one police chief gave himself a parking ticket.)

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