Man Gets Drunk. Forgets Selling Car. Reports It Stolen.

Don't Drink and sell cars

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Stock Photo via Pixabay

Here is yet another one of those stories that you can file under “you just can’t make this stuff up.” Hey, almost everyone has gotten drunk and done something stupid or regretful, right? Well, this man took that to a new level.

Apparently a NZ gentleman had one too many drinks and sold his car while plastered. The problem? He woke up the next day, discovered his car “missing” and called police to notify them of the stolen vehicle.

More from Telegraph UK:

A New Zealand man who got so drunk he forgot he had sold his car contacted police the next day to report it stolen.

The man decided to sell his car for NZ$800 (£440) so he could purchase more alcohol on his big night out, but could not remember his actions the next day.

He reported the car missing at Rotorua police station, but the case took an unusual turn when the man who purchased it on car-selling site CarJam came forward.

“Thankfully the man who bought the car checked the registration the next day on the CarJam website as he was worried it might be stolen,” Sergeant Dennis Murphy told the NZ Herald.

When the buyer checked the CarJam site he received an alert about the car possibly being stolen and decided to contact police.

“The man came into the station with the car to let us know what had happened. We were able to get in touch with the original owner and told them to sort it out between them,” Sergeant Murphy added.

“The lesson here is don’t drink and sell cars.”

Yes, very good advice. On the upside, this story will definitely be one for the grandchildren and certainly a hit at the family holiday gatherings.

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