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U.S. family uses Craigslist to help locate son’s car in Canada after being unable to remember where he parked it

By Mason White 1:14 PM July 24, 2017
Gavin Strickland
Gavin Strickland
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) A teenager slept on the street for one night after he was unable too locate his vehicle.

19-year-old Gavin Strickland from Syracuse, New York, drove to Toronto, Canada, for a Metallica concert.

He parked his car in an underground garage, but when he returned to get his vehicle, he was unable to remember where the parking garage was.

Strickland remembered that their was a Starbucks and a construction site outside the garage, and he believed that this information would be enough to get him back to his vehicle.

However, he was wrong, as there are many Starbucks and construction sites in the area. Police officers tried to help the teen by driving him around to several parking garages, but he was unable to find it.

He spent the night sleeping on a bench before resuming his search and later taking a bus back home. Strickland said that his father was not happy that he lost his car that he received not to long ago.

His father put an ad on Craigslist, offering a $100 reward to anyone who finds the car.

“Our doofy son parked the car in an indoor parking garage, on the first floor (slightly lower/basement level). Please respond with photos of the car and specific location instructions to claim the reward,” the father stated in the ad.

Madison Riddolls saw the ad and decided to take on the challenge to locate the vehicle.

She and her boyfriend took the few clues that the family had given them and went searching for the vehicle. The clues included: a Florida licence plate, a Canadian flag in the rear window and a Bernie Sanders bumper sticker.

After several hours, the couple located the car. Strickland returned with the bus to get his car. He met Riddolls, who handed him a map of the area as a gift and he gave her the cash reward.

The parking garage waved the fee for the car that was parked in their lot for three days.