Dude’s Car Is Still Missing

CHICAGO (CBS) — Lake Shore Drive was clear Sunday night, but the frustration remained for one North Side man who still couldn’t find his car. It was among the hundreds left abandoned on the drive during the blizzard late Tuesday and early Wednesday.

The city has been getting a lot of kudos for how well it’s connected hundreds of Lake Shore Drive motorists with their abandoned cars in just a matter of days. Drew Siegert is not one of them. He’s a dude saying, “Where’s my car?”

“I just want my car,” the 26-year-old told CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole.

Some 900 motorists were stranded for 10 hours or more on Lake Shore Drive during last week’s blizzard.  Drew Siegert says he was among them.

“I haven’t seen it since 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday when they evacuated all the cars on Lake Shore,” he said.

His missing car is a gray 2001 four-door Toyota Camry, with Illinois license plate number H78-3352.

“I missed three days of work,” Siegert said.

Siegert said he’s seen the coverage of hundreds of cars being towed off Lake Shore Drive and relocated to six city lots, where most owners were reunited with their vehicles. He’s checked every lot.

Siegert also said he checked the city’s website that listed the rescued cars by license plate number. His was nowhere to be found.

His many calls to 311 got him nowhere. In fact, he said some staffers were rude; one hung up on him.

As of Sunday night, the last 16 unclaimed cars had been taken to the city’s central auto pound on Lower Wacker Drive.

Siegert said he can understand how difficult it’s been for the city but he is also frustrated.

A city representative would only say officials are looking into the matter and wouldn’t comment on how many other motorists may also be unable to locate their cars. 

But for Drew there is always hope. On Friday night, CBS 2 reported on a man who couldn’t find his $90,000 Mercedes after the Lake Shore Drive freeze-up, and by the end of the newscast it was located.

  • PhoenixRedux

    DUDE? DUDE? Seriously? Is this what they teach in journalism school? “DUDE?”
    What next? Describing Michelle Obama as the first Babe?
    Or referring to events in the Middle East as “bogus?”
    Was this article written by Jeff Spicoli?
    In fact, the hole thing makes me want to ralph.

    • Juke

      she is definitely NOT a “babe”! I think she’s a bit on the nasty side.

      • An Average Joe

        Hotter than Papa Bush’s wife Barbara (we all suspected she was his MOTHER!! – LOOKED old enough) Dubyuh’s old lady was fairly hot, though, compared to Pat, Lady Bird, Mamie, Eleanor.

        Jackie, Laura, Michelle – IN THAT ORDER – I’d do ’em!!

    • Phoenix lights

      You must be a “hole” lot of old to not know why the author referenced “dude”. The only thing in your defense is that the movie he referenced sucked!

    • An Average Joe

      Hey STUPID!! – It is a reference to the very famous MOVIE ‘Dude, Where’s my car?’

      JOIN THE WORLD – YOU are the ONLY one who missed that!!!!!!!!

  • PhoenixRedux

    “hole” was a typo.
    I meant”whole” of course.
    So don’t go getting all snarky, DUDES!

  • Robert Lawrence

    They were referencing a movie called “Dude, Where’s My Car? So while the Spicoli reference already showed your age, maybe you just need to lighten up Gramps.

    • Robert Loggia

      Spicoli? Wasn’t that a different movie? LOL

  • Kurt

    PhoenixRedux, I agree with Robert Lawrence. “Dude, Where’s My Car” was a fairly popular movie that came out maybe 10 years ago and starred Aston Kutcher. I immediately understood the reference as would most people under the age of 45.

    • Dave

      Oh, that’s why I missed it. I’m 51:)

  • Lesley Korthase

    The obvious thing here is that we all had PLENTY of warning about this storm coming in…. even on a national level….. Dude!! You should not have been out in your car during one of the worst (REPORTED AHEAD OF TIME) storms of this century…. Obviously you did not have an emergency and public transportation was workin just fine till the next morning…… I have little sympathy for you…

    • Joann Butkus

      Did youcheck the other streets arounf? The city said they were putting some of them on sidestreets, it was on the news the other day.

    • Billybob

      That was a rude comment. You don’t know the situation

  • Allen

    File and insurance claim. Who knows it may have been stolen with all the confusion going on? And as for the reference to Dude Where’s My Car? That movie and old TV shows can still be seen on TV like all movies, no matter how old they are. Comcast shows them all the time.

  • Hachipisali

    Comcast… If I see “First Blood” or “Rambo” one more time I’m gonna puke.

  • Sarah

    Hey AVERAGE JOE, are you saying your into animals.

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  • Dubuquer

    Lesley you shouldn’t comment rude things on issues you know little or nothing about. Some people have jobs and not all employeers were letting staff leave due to weather, ever think that a person may have had no choice but to drive in order to get home or live at there work! Your heartless and plain rude! Hate to be a person who knows you

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