Driver Loses BMW In Parking Lot, Finds Its Six Months Later

After borrowing a BMW from a friend to go from Scotland to Manchester, England, for a Stone Roses concert last June, the driver forgot where he parked it.

To his excuse, the Etihad Stadium, which hosted the event, has a multi-storey car park, that he thoroughly searched over the next five days, before giving up, ManchesterEveningNews wrote.

The next step saw the owner contact several companies and the local council to see if the vehicle was either located or removed, but it was all in vain – the car couldn’t be found, so it was then reported as lost/stolen, two months later.

However, the incident took a 180-degree turn right before New Year’s Eve, when police officers reported finding the BMW – in the parking lot, and after checking the records, they contacted the owner to give him the good news.

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 it as lost/stolen“, Inspector Phil Spurgeon from GMP City Center wrote on social media.

Upon finding the car, the police Inspector then raised another question – how much is the parking bill: “We can’t imagine what the ticket machine is going to say when they finally put the ticket in – £££££££££“. It is estimated that the bill may be in the region of £5,000 ($6,140).

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  • Benjamin B.

    BMW owners. They all look alike. The cars.

    • Createmargin


  • That’s what the PANIC button is for!

    • Jay

      True, I wonder if they had to pay the full bill lol.

  • LeftLanePrius

    By any chance, was the owner named Kramer?


  • Bash

    how could he search for 5 days and not finding it!!!!

  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    sorry bmw, driver is drunk!

  • Thierry

    I knew that BMW drivers constantly forget where the turning indicater is, but now also the whole car!
    Even more remarkable: guy rents a BMW, gets in the car and ‘BOOM’ he starts forgetting things.

  • Knotmyrealname

    That elevator does NOT reach the top floor.