Car is found 20 years after man forgot where he parked it

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At some point or another, almost everyone has has the aggravating experience of parking their car and then forgetting exactly where they parked it. But an unidentified 76-year-old man in Germany may have set a new record for foggy recall. In 1997, he parked his Volkswagen Passat in the garage of an industrial building in Frankfurt and then forgot where he had left it, according to the Augsburger Allgemeine. After searching for it for days, he eventually called police and reported it stolen. Fast-forward 20 years. The aforementioned industrial building is scheduled for the wrecking ball. But before it's demolished, the man's Passat is found right where he left it. No one had stolen it. No one had even driven it for two decades. Police tracked down the owner and reunited him with the long-lost car. It would have been great if it started right up like the ancient VW Bug in Woody Allen's "Sleeper," but no such luck. Years of rusting metal and disintegrating hoses had rendered the Passat undriveable and unsalvageable.

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