• Lost and found: Uber reveals weirdest items left behind by riders

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    Uber has released it's third annual Lost & Found Index, which documents not only the most commonly lost items, but also the strangest.

    Of course items likes phones, wallets and keys top the most forgotten items, but riders are leaving behind much more curious items as well, from puppets to propane tanks.

    And even pets.

    The 50 most outrageous lost items

    1. 8 week old coffee-colored Chihuahua
    2. Black faux fur neck cuff in a size large
    3. A photo of a New Years kiss
    4. 6 chicken tenders from 7 Eleven
    5. A black and white tuxedo for a small dog
    6. Full set of 18k gold teeth
    7. Professional grade hula hoop
    8. Salmon head
    9. Medium sized medical marijuana pipe
    10. Birth certificate and social security card
    11. Star Wars skateboard
    12. Very important headband with peacock feathers
    13. A propane tank
    14. A tray of eggs
    15. White leather snakeskin Louboutin heels
    16. Lego championship wrestling belt
    17. A pack of hair and a brown brush shaped like a foot
    18. Ed Sheeran concert tank top
    19. Breast pump with breast milk
    20. Two packs of Italian sausage and a Thanksgiving ham
    21. A shopping cart
    22. Ancestry kit
    23. Lotion and beard oil
    24. Silver & peach colored Venetian masquerade mask
    25. Small handmade cat puppet
    26. Babe Ruth signed baseball
    27. White gold wedding band with diamonds
    28. McDonald’s visor and a large fries
    29. Harry Potter Magic Wand
    30. A special pizza costume
    31. A bird
    32. Red pouch with hammock inside that says “hang loose”
    33. Cheer skirt with a lion head
    34. Yeezy boost 350 butters
    35. A mannequin
    36. Two pieces of my ever-so-special white wedding cake
    37. A fog machine
    38. Japanese style mandolin
    39. Full fish tank with fish and water
    40. An Elvis cape with a few jewels on it
    41. One Gucci flip flop
    42. Red Lobster takeout
    43. Limited edition Chance the Rapper Starbucks gift card
    44. 5x7 prom picture of me and my husband
    45. 10 lbs pulled pork and 10 lbs pulled chicken
    46. Rose gold Kim Kardashian lumee case
    47. A piece of parchment paper with sap on it
    48. Deer antlers and a welding helmet
    49. My dirty laundry
    50. A small plush toy of a cat eating a pizza slice


    The 10 Most Commonly Forgotten Items:

    1. Phone
    2. Camera
    3. Wallet
    4. Keys
    5. Purse / Backpack
    6. Clothing
    7. Glasses
    8. Headphones
    9. Vape / E-cig
    10. ID / License


    The 10 Most "Forgetful” Cities:

    1. East Alabama
    2. Gallup, New Mexico
    3. Cookeville, Tennessee
    4. Mississippi Delta
    5. Boone, North Carolina
    6. Sioux City, Iowa
    7. South Georgia
    8. Mankato, Minnesota
    9. College Station, Texas
    10. Tallahassee, Florida


    Most forgetful days / times:

    • Uber riders are most forgetful on Saturdays and Sundays, and late at night - between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m.
    • We saw that the most forgetful days of the year were January 1, 2018 and October 29, 2018 - New Years and Halloween.


    Lost items that peak on certain days:

    • People are most likely to forget watches on Monday
    • People are most likely to forget headphones on Tuesday
    • People are most likely to forget laptops on Wednesday
    • People are most likely to forget books on Thursday
    • People are most likely to forget passports on Friday
    • People are most likely to forget phones on Saturday
    • People are most likely to forget cakes on Sunday


    What to do if you've lost an item:

    Uber says the best way to retrieve a lost item is to call the driver - but if you leave your phone itself in an Uber, you can login to your account on a computer. Here’s what to do (or watch a video here):

    1. Tap “Your Trips” and select the trip where you left something
    2. Tap “I lost an item”
    3. Tap “Contact driver about a lost item”
    4. Scroll down and enter the phone number you would like to be contacted at. Tap submit.
    5. If you lost your personal phone, enter a friend’s phone number (you can do this by logging into your account on a computer, or using a friend’s phone).
    6. Your phone will ring and connect you directly with your driver’s mobile number.
    7. If your driver picks up and confirms that your item has been found, coordinate a mutually convenient time and place to meet for its return to you.
    8. If your driver doesn’t pick up, leave a detailed voicemail describing your item and the best way to contact you.


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