Propane tank, mannequin, Chihuahua: People actually forgot these items in Ubers

Rachel Kurland
March 05, 2019 - 1:34 pm

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We've all experienced that hysterical fear of leaving something behind in an Uber, whether it be essential items like your wallet, keys or phone.

But have you ever left your 8-week-old coffee-colored Chihuahua in the back seat?

Apparently someone has.

It may seem — and is — completely unbelievable that someone actually left their dog in an Uber, especially one with such a high-pitched yip.

But it topped the list of the strangest items forgotten in an Uber, among dozens of other items you'd never expect someone to let slip from their memory.

Uber's 2019 Lost & Found Index outlines some of the most commonly forgotten items and a few dozen unusual ones.

Of course, some items were more common and predictable to lose: phone, camera, wallet, keys, purse or backpack, clothing, glasses, headphones, vape or e-cigarette, or ID.

According to the index, people are more likely to lose something on a Saturday or Sunday between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. Fortunately for Pennsylvanians, the 10 most forgetful cities in the U.S. seem to cluster down south, more or less, leading in Alabama, New Mexico and Tennessee.

But that still doesn't explain how someone leaves a full set of 18-karat gold teeth in the back of a Prius.

Here's the full list of the 50 most unique missing items people reported lost in an Uber:

  1. 8-week-old coffee-colored Chihuahua
  2. Black faux fur neck cuff in a size large
  3. A photo of a New Year's kiss
  4. Six chicken tenders from 7-Eleven
  5. A black and white tuxedo for a small dog
  6. Full set of 18-karat 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- and 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 Butter sneakers
  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. 5-by-7-inch prom picture of me and my husband
  45. 10 pounds of pulled pork and 10 pounds of pulled chicken
  46. Rose gold Kim Kardashian LuMee phone 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