Is your car stolen?

Is your car stolen?

Sometimes we can just smile at hearing and reading stories about the mistakes we make. When this deals with the topic of car insurance we fear that insurance fraud would be the underlying theme…but what if there was indeed an honest mistake?

Associated Press reveals one such story from Germany. An Audi sedan written off by an elderly German woman as stolen two years ago has resurfaced – in her neighbour’s garage beneath a thick layer of dust.

Police said on Thursday the 82-year-old from the northern city of Hildesheim took the car in for repairs two years ago and had the mechanics drive it back to her house and park it in her garage.

She got the keys and papers from her mailbox, but when she went to get the car it was nowhere to be found. So she reported it stolen.

Fast forward to Wednesday when her neighbour went to clean up his unused garage so it could be rented. He found the car under “a centimetre-deep coating of dust.”

It didn’t take police long to piece together that the mechanics had parked it in the wrong garage.

It is not known what the response from the insurer has been..!
[Story from Associated Press]

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One thought on “You reported the car stolen…but is it?

  1. This is a funny story! I like it and believe it 🙂 Germans are queer people. Elderly women and men drive luxurious vehicles and those cars are the dream of every used-car buyer.
    Germans are sensible people as well, so I don’t think this lady had problems with the insuarance company.

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