NEW YORK – A couple who left their car parked in a long-term lot near Kennedy Airport during a trip to California were trying to figure out what their car has been doing without them. Mimi and Ulrich Gunthart said their car odometer reading jumped by 724 miles while they were out of town. Ulrich Gunthart said he was "flabbergasted" when he saw the number. Another surprise: when they returned to the car and started it up, a music CD came on at full volume.
David Menter, a regional manager for AviStar parking, said the company investigated and looked over inventory logs but "found nothing out of the ordinary."
He said there have been no similar claims by other customers, and the company will be reviewing its procedures.
The Guntharts said the incident won't stop them from parking at the lot again.