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Man so drunk he forgets he sold his own car

A man in New Zealand sold his car during an almighty binge in order to buy more booze but, in the morning, he forgot what he’d done and reported it stolen.

As reported in the NZ Herald, the incident took place in the town of Rotorua in New Zealand’s North Island last weekend.

The man, who was not named, had been drinking but, finding himself short of money for another round, decided his best option was to sell his car for NZ$800 (£440) to the first person who’d agree.

He not only succeeded in his lunatic bid but was so drunk that, the next morning, he had no recollection of what he had done and, finding his car missing, reported it stolen.

Senior sergeant Dennis Murphy of the Rotorua police told the newspaper that the man came to report the vehicle as stolen and, shortly afterwards, the car itself reappeared.

Worried that the car had been sold so cheaply it might be stolen the new owner had the presence of mind to check the registration on CarJam – a website that allows users to check a registered vehicle’s history – and saw that it was indeed stolen; albeit not exactly.

Returning the car to the police the truth subsequently emerged and the pair were told to work it out between them.

Murphy commented that while the key message was still ‘don’t drink and drive’, “The lesson here is don’t drink and sell cars.”

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