Items Left in Rental Vehicles Take an Unusual Turn

Sunglasses, CDs and umbrellas are among the most common things left behind in auto rental vehicles, according to IOL Motoring, but some strange items are showing up lately, in one case a false leg found in Liverpool, England.

Some of the more unusual items include a set of furry handcuffs, 50 fluorescent light bulbs, a Scottish piper's ostrich-feather hat and a (well) cooked sausage behind the engine of a car rented in Exeter.

Staff at various rental firms found designer clothing worth the equivalent of R15 000 in one car, shopping vouchers for nearly R9000 in another and £300 (R4400) in cash.

Car rental company staff in Stansted found a station wagon full of plants. They wouldn't fit in the lost-property cupboard, so until they were returned to the customer, the office looked–and smelled–like a florist.

The Liverpool England location also discovered a pair of ladies' white shoes under the passenger seat of a car returned by a regular customer. They rang his home but his wife said the shoes weren't hers.

The staff explained they'd probably been left by a previous customer, according to IOL Motoring.

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