Man in China Thought His Car Was Stolen, Turns Out the Wind Blew it Away

Man in China Thought His Car Was Stolen, Turns Out the Wind Blew it Away

April 11, 2018
A Chinese man was baffled to discover that his car, which he believed to be stolen, had been blown away by a gust of wind.
The man, identified only by his surname Huang, reportedly spent about 20 minutes inside a grocery store in Qingdao, Shandong Province last Friday morning, reports ShanghaiistWhen he went to the spot where he parked his vehicle, he was shocked to discover that it had vanished.
Huang told authorities that he was sure that he had locked his car properly before he went shopping. He also expressed concern over the 5,000 yuan ($800 USD) in cash he claimed to have left inside the car.
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The police officers immediately investigated the vehicle’s disappearance, starting by checking the surveillance footage from outside the store. Soon enough, the mystery of the missing car was solved: the culprit was revealed to be nothing more than the wind.
Huang reportedly failed to use the parking brake, causing his car to be carried by a strong gust of wind some 50 meters (164 feet) to a corner of the parking lot. Fortunately, the car somehow avoided incurring any damage while coasting without a driver.
Video footage of the car being blown away shows a confused crowd quickly scurrying from the moving vehicle.
Featured Image via YouTube / Shanghaiist
      Ryan General

      Ryan General is a Senior Reporter for NextShark




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