A DOPEY driver reported his car had been nicked — forgetting he had left it at a supermarket.
Lewis Jermaine, 33, popped to his local Lidl in his blue Ford Focus.
The brickie left the hatchback — which he uses as a van for work — in the store’s car park.
But when he finished shopping he walked back home — and was stunned that his motor was not outside.
The penny dropped five hours later when he finally realised what he had done.
Lewis, of Grimsby, Lincs, posted on Facebook: “Stolen: This morning I joined the unwanted club for having my van and livelihood taken."
He put out his registration number and urged anyone offered a bricklayer’s tools to let him know.
Later Lewis — married to Jenny, 33 — posted: “Me, being a complete idiot, drove to the shop last night then walked home not thinking.
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"So turns out it wasn’t stolen and I’m just a div.
“Just gonna have a massive parking fine now.”
Pals poked fun at him. Scott Wilde joked: “The ‘thieves that stole it’ parked it at Lidl, locked it, did some shopping and went home. Don’t ever call anyone stupid again.”