MacRae says it all started when the woman rented a black Nissan Sentra from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Cornwall on Saturday, June 23.
Coincidentally, the man whose auto was stolen came into the same rental place a few days later and told the manager about how his vehicle had been stolen from the Wal Mart.
When the woman left the store, instead of returning to the Nissan, she entered a black Infiniti QX50 that was parked in the store's lot and took off.
The Infiniti's owner reported his SUV stolen and not long after showed up to the same Enterprise to rent a loaner to replace it temporarily. Shortly after, she returned to the parking lot, got into a black vehicle and headed home. When she returned, she was able to unlock a black auto from among a sea of black vehicles and hence assumed it was her rented auto.
"For the next two weeks, the woman drove around and used the black car for her regular everyday activities" without knowing she was in the wrong - and a reported stolen - car, the police said, according to The Guardian. "You should never leave your key fob or keys in your vehicle - and always do not forget to lock your auto doors before walking away from your auto".
When she exited with her groceries, she loaded them into a vehicle that wasn't her rental.
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An elderly woman confused her rental with the man's auto in a parking lot and stole the vehicle it for two whole weeks.
"The woman spoke to the manager and commented about how unkept [sic] the inside of the vehicle was and the fact that there was a set of golf clubs in it as well", the post read.
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The manager, who was obviously confused, examined the Infiniti keys, noting that they weren't the keys to the vehicle the woman had actually rented.
The Manager asked the woman to retrace her steps, and when she took him to the Walmart carpark, lo-and-behold the Nissan Sentra was still sitting there. After they realized what had happened, the first thing they did was call the police.