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Andrea Romano
November 17, 2017

Misplacing your stuff is the worst.

Not being able to find something important and not being able to retrace your steps is one of the most frustrating feelings in the world, whether it’s your good sweater that you’re pretty sure you didn’t let your roommate borrow, your phone, or especially your car keys.

It’s probably even more frustrating when you lose an entire car.

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Authorities in Frankfurt, Germany have tracked down a man’s car that was reported stolen back in 1997. This would be a run-of-the-mill case, except that the car was not, in fact, stolen, but actually simply parked in an old industrial building.

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Apparently, the man, who is now 76 years old, according to the German paper Augsberger Allgemein, simply forgot where he parked it and assumed it was taken. It’s like "Dude, Where’s My Car?" only much longer and without any aliens.

Unfortunately, the car is no longer functional and had to be demolished.

Some drivers really auto know better than to leave their car unattended. Especially for two decades.

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