In June, a man borrowed a friend’s BMW in Scotland and drove south to Manchester to catch a concert at Etihad Stadium, according to the Manchester Evening News.
He parked the vehicle in one of the area’s parking garages, forgetting which one. After the show, he searched and searched, ultimately spending five days trying to find his friend’s car 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. Officers say they happened upon an abandoned car in one of the area lots just before midnight, 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,” Manchester City Centre officers posted in a follow-up tweet.
The officers’ best guess? Around $6,150.