The Daily Telegraph

De­men­tia suf­fer­ers flee care home in stolen car

- Crime · Germany

A me­chanic in Ger­many had a shock when his car was stolen by two el­derly men on the run from a care home for peo­ple with de­men­tia.

Ingo Kurz left the keys to his Da­cia in the ig­ni­tion when two men jumped in and drove away from the garage in Neu­dorf. The 77-year-old driver and his 86-year-old pas­sen­ger were fi­nally traced by po­lice and re­turned home.

“Maybe the food wasn’t so good at the care home and they wanted to pop out,” Mr Kurz, 44, joked. It is un­likely the duo will face pros­e­cu­tion for theft.

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