Skip to comments.Ontario woman accidentally steals car from Walmart parking lot
Posted on 07/25/2018 5:59:20 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
..., and realize you have no recollection as to where you actually parked the car in the first place.
Upon exiting the store, she climbed in a black Nissan the vehicle was open and the keys were in the ignition and drove home. Soon after, a local man exited the store and began wandering about the parking lot in an increasing state of agitation, before concluding that his black Infiniti had been stolen, and calling police to report the theft.
...She informed the manager that she wasnt entirely happy with the car. For one, it was messy when she picked it up and there was a set of golf clubs in the trunk. The rental car manager examined the womans keys and noted that, in fact, she had rented a Nissan Sentra, while the keys in her possession belonged to an Infiniti.
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Could happen to almost anyone.
The guy left the keys in the ignition? What a hoser!
Those crazy Canucks.. Eh?
Back in the 50s and even into the 60s my Dad used to leave the car keys under the driver's seat.We only started locking the doors of our house in 1975 after someone broke in *while we were asleep* and took silverware,etc.
A more innocent time for sure.
I am Canadian...
What a hoser!
Is that good, or bad?
I kept them under the drivers seat until about 2006 or so when I finally gave into my wife’s nagging. It makes them much harder to misplace.
Hoser is Loser in Canadian.
Comes from hockey prior to the zamboni. After a game, someone had to hose down the ice to create a new smooth layer. The losing team got the pleasure.
In the 60s a Buick key would fit a Chevy, would fit an Olds. One of my classmates would routinely move a teachers car around the teachers parking lot.
...She informed the manager that she wasnt entirely happy with the car. For one, it was messy when she picked it up and there was a set of golf clubs in the trunk.
Did the clubs get back to the owner in one piece or did she try to throw off a pursuer?
Years ago we had a taupe Explorer( like everyone else, practically) and I parked it in a shopping plaza. When I came out of the store, I went to my car, got in and while putting the key in the ignition, glanced at the passenger seat, wondering where the file folders came from, and why the carpet looked so freshly vacuumed. The key didnt fit, and yeah, it was the wrong car. I nearly died and hoped the owner wouldnt see me getting out of his car. Actually, I was parked only a couple of cars away.
I use a spare key for my daughter’s 2005 gold Highlander. One day tried to get in and a key was broken off in the door! I pulled the key out with a needle-nose pliers, and put small NRA stickers on the corner of each front door by the handles.
While bowling one cold winter night back in the 1960’s.
One of the guys said he was going to warm up his car, another his tossed keys and said’blue Chevy across from you’.
He started the wrong Chevy!
IIRC they had two keys, one door, and a separate ignition?
Rumor had it that there were only about a dozen different keys, but the number of combinations made for an unlikely match?
“I am Canadian...”
My condolences. :)
You throw a softball, we’ll knock it out of the park.
Carrer highlight: Dancing naked in a captain’s hat.
Did I read that correctly?
In the late ‘70’s a coworker locked her keys in her Dodge Aspen. The key to my Plymouth Duster unlocked her door.
I had a car that you could start on a cold day, pull the key out and lock the door then go in the house fore coffee, come out 15 mins later and unlock the toasty warm car..
I was like “I know this ignition is worn out, but this should be a FEATURE!”
FEATURE or BUG?
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