14th December, 2022
Mobile phones and keys are usually the most common items left behind in a taxi but try losing a prosthetic leg or a $20,000 Cartier necklace with the price tag still attached.
Taxi company 13cabs’ 2022 Lost Property report catalogues more than 5200 personal items left behind by passengers. And NSW passengers are the most forgettable, followed by riders in Victoria and Queensland.
While the most forgotten items included mobile phones, sunglasses, keys and wallets, others included court documents, a new 50-inch TV, musical instruments, a new adult racing bike, clown costume feet and a used set of carving knives.
13cabs chief operating officer Olivia Barry said one unfortunate wheelchair bound passenger from Sydney left behind their prosthetic leg.
“The strange thing was no one came back for it, so it was eventually donated to charity,” Ms Barry said.
“Another time, a driver found a brand-new Cartier necklace, still with the price tag attached, on the floor of his Sydney cab.”
Read the full story published in The Daily Telegraph.