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Wow: Drunk Man Finally Finds Car After Two Years

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Picture kind of related: he may have gotten tickets.

In a story way better than the piece of shit movie with a similar premise, a German man who forgot where he parked his car in 2010 during a night of drunken revelry has just located his vehicle after almost two years of searching. No word if he's sober now, but I'm definitely not.

Authorities discovered it by chance last month after a traffic warden noticed that its inspection stickers had expired - 4 kilometres from the spot where the now 33-year-old craftsman originally thought he had parked.


"The weird thing is that it turned up so far away, although the owner was pretty sure of where he had left it," said police spokesman Alexander Lorenz.

In the trunk were 40,000 euros worth of tools including power drills and electric screwdrivers, Lorenz said

Whoa whoa whoa -- there were 40,000 euros (~$52,000) worth of tools in the trunk?! If that had been my car I would have definitely made a better effort to find it. You know, posted MISSING signs and stuff like that. Maybe offered a reward. "And not paid it?" *wink* Also, the authorities should probably go ahead and slap ol' Kraut von Boozenstein with a retroactive DUI.

Thanks to vince, who once got so drunk he forgot where he lived. Haha, WELCOME TO MY LIFE.

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  • NinjaSquirrel

    This is actually true and based on a police report from local police in Straubing near Munich (shamed be he who thinks Octoberfest of it). Here is a german source (renowned newspaper "Die Welt"): http://www.welt.de/newsticker/....

    One exception, though: according to the report, the man wasn't actually drunk, he had simply just forgotten where he parked his car! ;) And almost imaginable: nothing was stolen! Life is good in germany! :P

  • Garrett Spicer

    Has to be fake right? It would have been impounded over a year before he found it.

  • GreyGanado

    Cars don't get impounded when they stand in the right spot.

  • AoSpades

    No, seems legit. Despite the dubious Pakistani source on a Germany-related topic. But it's in the German press, too.

  • Harold

    2 years? He must not have been searching very hard.

  • Keno

    Sounds like someone just wanted a new set of tools.
    "I'm sure I left it over here..."
    But dude, you came from that direction...
    "No, NO, I definitely left it over there..."

  • How do you misplace your car for two years? Being drunk alone can not account for it.

  • Andrew St. Andrew

    maybe he was drunk for 2 years straight?

  • ZomBBombeR

    Thats my most likely hypothesis too.

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    reminds me of the episode of the Simpsons where Homer's car is found parked outside the Twin Towers.

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