Chihuahuas, Red Lobster biscuits and one singular Gucci flip-flop: The 50 most bizarre items people left in Ubers in 2018

Whether we want to admit it or not, we’ve all inevitably left something behind in a car, cab or Uber.

Blame it on having a little too much to drink, not enough hours of sleep or just plain old forgetfulness, realizing you’ve left something in a vehicle that’s already driven away is one of the most helpless feelings.

Data from Uber shows that its riders are most likely to lose items on Saturdays and Sundays between 11 pm and 1 am (remember that thing we said about having a little too much to drink?) and that the most popular days for lost items in 2018 were (unsurprisingly) January 1 and October 29 — New Years and Halloween.

And though it seems like everyone has a story (or knows someone who has a story) about leaving keys, wallets or phones in cars, some riders are much more — shall we say — adventurous when it comes to what they’re bringing in their Ubers.

Uber has rebased its third annual Lost & Found Index and this year is its most outrageous yet, with riders leaving behind everything from pets (a Chihuahua, to be specific) to food (an entire Thanksgiving ham, anyone?) to strange personal items (a 5x7 prom picture) that will have you asking ‘Why were they even carrying that in the first place?!’

Take a look at the 50 most outrageous items people left in their Ubers during 2018:

Uber's 50 most outrageous lost items
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Uber's 50 most outrageous lost items
8 week old coffee-colored Chihuahua
 Black faux fur neck cuff in a size large
A photo of a New Years kiss
6 chicken tenders from 7 Eleven
A black and white tuxedo for a small dog

Full set of 18k gold teeth

Professional grade hula hoop

 Salmon head

Medium sized medical marijuana pipe

Birth certificate and social security card

Star Wars skateboard

Very important headband with peacock feathers

A propane tank

A tray of eggs

White leather snakeskin Louboutin heels

Lego championship wrestling belt

 A pack of hair and a brown brush shaped like a foot

Ed Sheeran concert tank top

Breast pump with breast milk

Delicous Glazed Holiday Ham with Cloves Served for Dinner

A shopping cart

Ancestry kit

Lotion and beard oil

Silver & peach colored Venetian masquerade mask

Small handmade cat puppet

Babe Ruth signed baseball

White gold wedding band with diamonds

 McDonald’s visor and a large fries

Harry Potter Magic Wand

A special pizza costume

A bird

Red pouch with hammock inside that says “hang loose”

Cheer skirt with a lion head

Yeezy boost 350 butters

A mannequin

Two pieces of my ever-so-special white wedding cake

A fog machine

Japanese style mandolin

Full fish tank with fish and water

An Elvis cape with a few jewels on it

One Gucci flip flop

Red Lobster takeout

Limited edition Chance the Rapper Starbucks gift card

5x7 prom picture of woman and husband

10 lbs pulled pork and 10 lbs pulled chicken

Rose gold Kim Kardashian lumee case

A piece of parchment paper with sap on it

Deer antlers and a welding helmet

Dirty laundry

 A small plush toy of a cat eating a pizza slice


If you find yourself in the shoes in any of these forgetful riders, there’s an easy way for you to retrieve your lost item (or items) by using your Uber app.

Simply log on to the app (you can do this on a desktop if your phone is the item you happened to leave behind — trust us, we’ve been there!) and tap ‘Your trips’ and then select the trip where you lost your belongings.

From there, select ’I lost an item’ and then ‘Contact driver about a lost item’ where you will then be prompted to enter the best telephone number to reach you at.

Uber will automatically connect that phone number (after it rings) to the Uber driver’s phone to put you in direct contact with your driver to coordinate retrieving your lost item — though there’s no guarantee those six chicken tenders from 7-Eleven won’t be gone! 

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