One New York family was left in a bit of a spot when their son forgot where he parked his car following a Metallica concert. Luckily, they had a few clues to go on — they just needed some local help.
Nineteen-year-old Gavin Strickland was forced to park his Nissan Versa sedan in a garage several miles away from Toronto’s Rogers Center (presumably due to congestion) and take a cab to the venue.
When the show ended, though, he couldn’t remember where the garage was. After searching for hours, he finally took a Greyhound bus back home.
So his parents turned to Craigslist, offering a $100 reward to anyone willing to track the vehicle down.
“Our doofy son parked the car in an indoor parking garage, in the first floor (slightly lower / basement level) but that garage cannot now be located….” they wrote. “It is near a Starbucks where there is some construction going on. Also nearby is allegedly a strange spiral outdoor sculpture, and possibly a bank- maybe RBC?”
The Stricklands also noted Gavin’s Canadian flag and Bernie Sanders bumper stickers.
Luckily, Toronto is home to amateur sleuth and escape room enthusiast Madison Riddolls, who went hunting for the car after she saw the Craigslist post. She found it early Thursday morning.
So, all’s well that ends well for the internet’s new favorite “doofy son.” And score one for Craigslist — looks like it’s good for something other than buying “like new” IKEA furniture.