Woman accidentally steals auto for two weeks

We go back to late June, when a woman hired a black Nissan Sentra from a vehicle rental company in the city of Cornwall.

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

After leaving the store, the woman got into a vehicle that resembled her new rental, however she got into a 2015 black Infiniti QX50.

It turns out the auto she thought was her rental was actually a 2015 black Infiniti QX50, a hatchback - which was obviously not the sedan she had originally rented.

It's awful to have your vehicle stolen in general but it's even worse when it's stolen by complete accident.

"The manager ... proceeded to ask her where she went after leaving the auto rental two weeks ago".

The Manager said they don't rent these models, and together they went to the supermarket Parking lot, where he found the missing Nissan. The owner of the stolen Infiniti, an elderly man, had accidently left his key fob in the vehicle.

From there she headed to Walmart, where she did a little shopping before tracking down a black vehicle in the sea of cars parked outside.

She wouldn't listen when the manager informed her they weren't renting this model of auto.

In the end, both the auto rental company and the Infiniti owner retrieved their vehicles and there was a happy ending to the story.

After asking the woman where she went after leaving the auto rental two weeks before, the woman explained what happened and together the pair returned to the scene of the crime - to the Walmart parking lot where the Nissan she had rented was still parked.

"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", the Cornall Community Police Service said on its Facebook page. I got into the auto and I noticed different objects on the dashboard, then I noticed I got into the wrong vehicle. Yes, the cops were involved, but luckily, they chose not to arrest or press charges against the woman.

The woman contacted police and explained how she had accidentally taken an Infinity and driven around in it for two weeks.

The rental agent had her retrace her steps and they went to the Walmart parking lot where they found the Nissan still parked.

Take your keys with you.

. The manager then called the police.

  • Rogelio Becker