You won’t believe what people forget in the back of their Ubers

It’s not just phones, wallets, purses, glasses and keys that people leave behind in Ubers (among the 10 most commonly forgotten items).

You might have thought you were having a bad night that night you left your phone in the back of an Uber. But what if you’d left behind your full set of 18k gold teeth? Then you’d really be in trouble! The mundane and the wacky were the findings of the 2019 Uber Lost and Found Index.

It’s not just phones, wallets, purses, glasses and keys that people leave behind in Ubers (among the 10 most commonly forgotten items).


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It’s also outrageous “personal items” like:

  • an 8-week-old coffee-colored Chihuahua
  • white leather snakeskin Louboutin heels
  • white gold wedding band with diamonds
  • a salmon head
  • a shopping cart
  • a pizza costume
  • full fish tank with fish and water
  • a Babe Ruth-signed baseball
  • a fog machine
  • a tuxedo made for a small dog
  • deer antlers
  • a mannequin
  • a bird

Uber found that riders were most forgetful on Saturdays and Sundays, between 11 pm and 1 am.

The best way to find your lost item (or Chihuahua) is to call the driver, or to go through the app and tap “I lost an item” under “My trips.”


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Sheila McClear|is a reporter for Ladders and can be reached at smcclear@theladders.com.