Ontario woman accidentally steals vehicle she mistook for her rental

An Ontario Woman Stole A Car By Mistake And Didn’t Realize For 2 Weeks

An Ontario Woman Stole A Car By Mistake And Didn’t Realize For 2 Weeks

It was only when she complained about the vehicle's unkempt interior as well as the fact there was a set of golf clubs inside the auto that things became a little clearer. "You should never leave your key fob or keys in your vehicle - and always keep in mind to lock your auto doors before walking away from your auto". After getting the auto, she stopped off at a nearby Walmart to shop, before returning to the parking lot, hopping in a black vehicle and driving home.

The saga began this past June when a woman from Cornwall, ON, which is about an hour west of Montreal, rented a black Nissan Sentra from a vehicle rental company.

Both vehicles used a keyless entry remote, similar to this one.

The woman rented a black Nissan Sentra in late June, according to police in Cornwall, a city of some 47,000 people in eastern Ontario. "She drove around and did her daily business in this stolen vehicle for two weeks", as Constable MacKay puts it.

Though police say there was a "happy and amusing ending to this story", they say it serves as a flawless reminder not to leave key fobs in unattended vehicles. After all, she had no inkling she'd stolen the auto she was driving.

By now the manager was "slightly confused", police say.

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.

Upon returning the auto the woman explained her frustrations with the vehicle rental agency. The keys the woman had returned belonged to an Infiniti vehicle, not the Nissan she had rented.

In the end - It was the manager at the Enterprise who was able to crack the case.

MacKay said he has been an officer for 11 years and has never experienced anything like this, but is glad that it had a happy ending.

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

"She was upset because the ashtray was dirty, there were papers in the glove box, and there were golf clubs in the back".

The manager called the cops, but MacKay refused to arrest the woman.

None of this tipped her off, until the manager drove with her over to the Walmart parking lot where the Nissan she had rented was still parked.