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Absent-minded Dane loses car in Malmö

Rebecca Martin · 11 Aug 2011, 16:47

Published: 11 Aug 2011 16:47 GMT+02:00

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“We have used all the methods of searching that we generally employ when looking for a stolen car, but we just can’t find it,” said Marie Persson, information officer at the Malmö police to local paper Skånskan.

The ocatagenarian recalls parking the car somewhere in central Malmö, most probably within two kilometres of local landmark the Turning Torso.

Taking help from the city’s highways department and the traffic wardens patrolling the area, officers have searched the surroundings without finding the vehicle.

The car has now been reported stolen, but the police are still not certain if anyone has actually made away with the vehicle or if it is still parked somewhere on a side street of Malmö.

“The car has not been towed and no one has reported finding it. There are no traffic wardens who have reacted, so we are beginning to wonder if there aren’t other parking companies that we haven’t been in contact with,” Persson told daily Sydsvenskan.

Both the Danish police and the man’s relatives in Denmark have been in touch with Swedish police and they are now asking the public for help with finding the car.

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The car is a large white Peugeot of unknown model with Danish license plates.

Rebecca Martin (rebecca.martin@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

17:38 August 11, 2011 by andyron2
Its obvious that the car is stolen and good chance that the man was drunk and not absent minded.If by luck,it hadnt been stolen yet, sure will be stolen in an hour,thanks to thelocal.good job.
18:22 August 11, 2011 by J. L. Belmar
Once upon a time, instead of sending an old white Mazda 121 to the junk, I gave it to the guy who, for years, had taken care of my two little cars by changing the tires twice a year. Wel, the guy (Oskar) took it to his farm. Two weeks later, it was stolen and with the little Mazda, a robbery had committed. But, the police grabbed the bandits, took the car to their garage and called my wife, because Oskar forgot to change the ownership. My wife explained them te situation and... Well, the little car was stolen the same night the police called my wife and other bandits committed a robbery with it.

I am wondering. Who has the car of the absent-minded Dane? The bandits, the police? ???
18:29 August 11, 2011 by andyron2
@J.L Belmar

That was very Interesting flashback but difficult question to answer at the end.
19:22 August 11, 2011 by Monitor Lizard
"Dude, Where's My Car?"


20:36 August 11, 2011 by Svensksmith
If he was parked anywhere near Rosengård, it may be long gone.
20:56 August 11, 2011 by J Jack
Who would want to steal a peugeot?
22:12 August 11, 2011 by Just_Kidding
Isn't it strange that even now the police doesn't know what kind of peugeot is it?
23:06 August 11, 2011 by J. L. Belmar
Do not believe the police. The car is in their garage and it is being converted into a Saab with a Volvo front.

The ocatagenarian who lost the car, as described by TL journalist Rebecca Martin, is certainly not the octogenarian who really lost the car. One is an ocatagenarian and the other is an octogenarian. Shakespeare, Shakespeare, where are you?
23:31 August 11, 2011 by blursd
I remember years and years ago right after I graduated high school I got a job working at Legoland over the summer as a "park ranger." Usually what this meant is I helped searched for lost kids, assisted people to the first aid station, took injury reports, and other mundane tasks. The reason I mention it is I remember one of the funniest (and most aggravating) things that ever happened to me at that summer job was helping a middle aged woman find her car in the parking lot. It was after the park had closed, so the parking lot had thinned out quite substantially, but it was still light outside. I drove her around every inch of that parking lot about 20 times, and she kept on saying her had to be there, but she couldn't remember where she parked. After about 30 minutes of searching I was about ready to tell her, "we've searched the entire parking lot about 50 times ... if you can't find it it's not there, and you should probably call the police." Then, as she was getting ready to call the police on her cell phone she exclaimed, "Oh wait ... I HAVE A RENTAL CAR!!!" We'd driven past her car about 100 times, but she was looking for her normal car back home, not her rental car ...

I just kind of sat there and thought, "Moron ..."
10:07 August 12, 2011 by J. L. Belmar
23:31 August 11, 2011 by blursd

I have to cars. One read and one blue. Some times I have spend more than an hour looking for my red car when it was the blue one I was driving and viceversa. "Moron"
10:16 August 12, 2011 by BillyB
So since July police in two countries have been involved and have not even been able to establish what model the car is!

No wonder they cant find it...!!

doesnt exactly give you much confidence...
15:23 August 12, 2011 by millionmileman
It's probably hiding in plain sight, outside the Polis Station!
23:36 August 13, 2011 by DamnImmigrant
I lost my car once for something like 3 hours in the largest parking ramp in the world. Then I realized that there was another parking ramp that was just the same size on the OTHER side of the building. I never made that mistake again.
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