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A Drunk Dude Finds His Car—Two Years Later

Serendipity and the Munich police reunite a man with something he lost during a hard night of drinking long ago.

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By Bryan Le

10/11/12

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It's a tale two years in the making: a man and his car have been reunited against all odds. A then-33-year-old craftsman woke up back in December 2010 with a bad case of parking amnesia—likely incurred as a result of some hardcore partying in Munich, Germany, the night before. After an unsuccessful search of the town and his own mind for a trace of his wheels, he finally gave up and reported the vehicle missing. Two years later, the man's luck shifted gears when a traffic warden, noticing a vehicle with expired inspection stickers, found the lost car—2.5 miles from where the craftsman thought he parked it. "The weird thing is that it turned up so far away, although the owner was pretty sure of where he had left it," says police spokesman Alexander Lorenz. In addition to his ride, the craftsman has recovered 40,000 euros ($51,600 USD) worth of tools, which had been stashed in the trunk.

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