Grandfather reunited with his car two months after he went out shopping in Kent and forgot where he had parked

October 13, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Malcolm Baker whose lost car was found in a car park in south London (SWNS Group)

Malcolm Baker whose lost car was found in a car park in south London (SWNS Group)

A man who went shopping and forgot where he parked his car has finally been reunited with it – two MONTHS later.

Retired mechanic Malcolm Baker, 76, went for a drive in the middle of summer but managed to misplace his silver motor.

The grandfather was unable to remember where he had left his Ford Focus and the family spent two months looking for the vehicle.

But son Richard was stunned to get a phone call saying the motor had been found in a car park 20 miles away from his home in Dagenham, Essex, at the Tesco in Welling, Kent.

Richard, 49, said: “A guy from Tesco gave me a ring and said that he thinks my dad’s car was in his car park.

“I went to have a look and there it was – it was incredible. I’m so grateful to the guy for finding it.

“What’s even nicer is that the car park only offers two hours’ free parking. I dread to think what the fine would have been, but Tesco have said they will waive the fee.”

Malcolm, who is suffering from the early stages of dementia, lost the car on August 8.

Malcolm Baker's car as it was found in a car park in south London (SWNS Group)

Malcolm Baker’s car as it was found in a car park in south London (SWNS Group)

The car was found by Tesco produce manager Robert Carter last week, who liaised with staff to ensure no tickets were issued to the family.

Richard added: “My brother has got the car at the moment, because his is on its last legs.

“Dad can’t drive any more. The car wasn’t worth thousands, we just wanted to get it back for the sake of his peace of mind.”

Tesco have been approached for a comment.

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