Lost and Found: BMW missing for 6 months found on the same parking lot

Article by Christian A., on January 13, 2017

Has anyone at some point experienced “losing” a key only to find it at the same spot later on? How about losing a car at a parking lot only to find it 6 months later? Well, believe it or not, it just happened to someone. The car in question is in fact a BMW. Let’s see how it went.

It all started when a dude borrowed his buddy’s BMW in Scotland and drove it all the way to Manchester, England to see a concert. So you see, it’s not even his own car and the Stone Roses concert was in June last year. To make the long story short, the driver couldn’t remember where he parked his friend’s BMW after the concert. Oh well.

To be fair, the concert event was held in Etihad Stadium which has this multi-level parking lot to begin with. According to Manchester Evening News, the guy went over and beyond to search the parking complex within the next 5 days after the incident. But since there was no sign of his friend’s BMW, he eventually gave up and reported the car as lost or stolen after two months of searching.

In fact, the owner of the vehicle had also tried to contact the local authorities and several companies to check if his car was already found or was intentionally taken off the parking lot.

Before 2016 was about to end however, on new year’s eve, the police authorities found a BMW at the same parking complex. After confirming the details, they immediately contacted the owner to deliver the great news.

Since this is something out of the ordinary, GMP City Centre’s Inspector Phil Spurgeon had shared it on Twitter. His tweet said; “Officers have found a car in a multi-storey, lost since June. Driver apparently spent 5 days searching car parks in the city, before reporting it as lost or stolen.” Afterwards, Spurgeon typed a follow up tweet that says, “We can’t imagine what the ticket machine is going to say when they finally put the ticket in”. Funny, but true.

The officers had estimated the 6-month parking fee to be more or less £5,000 or equivalent to $6,155. Well, at least the car is already there! But yeah, we’re still wondering what happened to guy who borrowed his friend’s car. He must have been very excited to watch the concert and didn’t even mind where he parked the BMW that fateful evening. Maybe next time, he should take a picture of the parking lot (much better if it has the storey-level, parking section, slot number, etc.) just so that it won’t happen ever again.

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