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:
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!