These are the ‘most unique’ items passengers have left on their Uber rides

Phones, keys, wallets and purses are some of the most common things Uber riders leave behind on trips, but imagine the wave of panic that follows after forgetting a diamond-encrusted mouth grill or an urn with the your pet’s ashes after a trip.

The latter items were among the 50 “most unique” belongings passengers said they lost when taking Uber, according to the sixth annual report from San Francisco-based company Ridehare. Index of found objects.

Some of the items on the list seemed to have obvious sentimental value to the people who lost them. An Uber rider said he left behind a “crocheted strawberry my girlfriend made me” that “means a lot to me.” Other lost items, such as “a crappy painting of a moose”, seemed to be less valuable.

Others have lost expensive assets. A passenger who lost a “pear-shaped diamond” was offered a discovery reward of $1,000. Someone else said they lost a ‘very expensive’ tube meant to ‘puff drinks’. Last year more than 20 riders left behind gold or diamond encrusted grilles in one of the rideshare cars.

Lost food was another theme, with runners leaving behind 40 chicken nuggets, three milk teas, 500 grams of caviar and “a few tater tots”. It is unknown if the tater tots were successfully returned to the rider who lost them, or if the passenger would have wanted them.

Five people lost their dentures in an Uber, including someone who left “my grandmother’s teeth” behind.

It’s unclear if all of the rightful owners have found their items, which also included “my fingernail left on the seat”, a pizza costume, a metal leg and “a piece of my broom”.

The ride-sharing company also noted daily trends, with people more likely to leave chargers behind on Mondays, groceries and laptops on Thursdays, and money and banana bags on Fridays.

Nike products were lost more often than other brands, followed by Louis Vuitton and Gucci.

But at least the Bay Area isn’t Austin, Texas, which Uber named its most “forgetting” city for the second year in a row. No California city was in the top 10 of this list.

The company has a step by step video for riders who need to collect their belongings from an Uber, which apparently included in at least one case last year a “mud bucket”.

Ricardo Cano is a writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. Email: ricardo.cano@sfchronicle.comTwitter: @ByRicardoCano

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