Car reunited with owner after 'parking itself' in closed garage
An Australian man who thought his car had been stolen was reunited with the vehicle recently when it emerged that it had actually rolled into a closed garage.It is thought that the car rolled down an incline, all the way across the street and towards a garage, where it forced itself under the roller doors, which then closed behind it.
The car remained in the garage for 17 days until the house's residents returned from holiday, while its baffled owner reported it as being stolen to the police.
The man was finally reunited with his car, which had only been bought two days before, thanks to some clever detective work by Adelaide police.
'Although the roller door was closed, it had been damaged slightly and pushed out of its tracks,' a police spokesman told Australian reporters.
The police suggested that the man had left the car without moving its automatic transmission into park mode.
'After he walked away, the car rolled through the carpark, across the road, down the driveway and forced itself under the roller door, parking perfectly inside the garage where it remained safely undercover for 17 days,' they added.
Last year it was reported that a man found his lost car three years later, in the carpark where he left it.
The silver Honda occupied the same spot between 2008 and 2011 before a parking attendant was able to reunite it with its owner.