Driver finds his lost BMW again after six months
In June last year, the car was borrowed by a friend of the owner who used it to drive to a Stone Roses concert at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.
After parking in a city centre car park, the forgetful friend obviously got caught up in all the excitement of the gig, forgetting which one they had parked in. The next few days were spent trawling the car parks of Manchester looking for the borrowed Beemer. Following five days of fruitless searching, the hunt was called off.
The car’s owner subsequently emailed various parking companies and local councils to see if the BMW had been located or removed, but still the search threw up no leads. In August, the vehicle was finally listed as lost/stolen.
Fortunately for the car owner, Manchester city police stumbled across the seemingly abandoned vehicle and after checking the database discovering it had been reported missing. They then contacted the owner with the good news.
The car parking ticket was predicted to be in the region of a whopping £5,000.
Inspector Phil Spurgeon from Greater Manchester Police City Centre team tweeted: “11.55pm – Officers have found a car in a multi-storey lost since June, driver visiting city parked it but couldn’t remember where.
“Driver apparently spent five days searching car parks in the city before reporting as lost/stolen.”
Hinting at the astronomical cost of such a long stay in a prime city centre multi-storey, he added: “We can’t imagine what the ticket machine is going to say when they finally put the ticket in – £££££££££££££££££££££££££££££.”