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Ontario woman accidentally steals car from Walmart parking lot

Ontario woman accidentally steals car from Walmart parking lot

The woman accidentally stole his auto after driving to Walmart right after picking up her rental Nissan Sentra from the local Enterprise Rental vehicle.

Police are advising drivers who have cars that use fobs to not leave them in the auto as this makes them much easier to steal, even if it is accidentally.

Soon after, police received a report about a black Nissan Infiniti that had been stolen in the same parking lot.

Cornwall Constable Tommy McKay told the CBC: "My initial thought was, 'I'm going to have to find out where she got this vehicle from, or my God, how am I going to put cuffs on this elderly female'".

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After the woman had finished her shopping, she returned to "her" auto, and used the vehicle for the next two weeks. She then drove to a nearby Walmart to do a spot of shopping, which is when she accidentally switched cars, leaving the rental and stealing someone else's ride. Apparently, the man had left the key fob inside the vehicle so the woman could start and drive the auto, not realizing it wasn't hers. "Once inside, the woman spoke to the manager and commented about how unkempt the inside of the vehicle was and the fact that there was a set of golf clubs in it as well", police said on Facebook. Unfortunately, instead of her vehicle, she had gotten into another black auto.

When she exited with her groceries, she loaded them into a vehicle that wasn't her rental. "The woman was not impressed and handed over the keys". For two weeks, this woman drove around in another person's vehicle.

All was revealed when she finally returned the black Infiniti auto she had been driving, to a rental vehicle company, whereupon she was told it was the wrong vehicle and not the Nissan Sentra she had originally rented.

The woman - who police described as being "confused and a wee bit embarrassed herself" - contacted police, explaining that she had accidentally taken an Infinity and driven around in it for two weeks. When both, the manager and the woman reached the Walmart parking lot, the rental vehicle was still parked at the same spot where it had been parked two weeks before. After they realized what had happened, the first thing they did was call the police. MacRae says the owner of the Infiniti had left his key fob in the vehicle, and left the doors unlocked.


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