Ontario woman becomes accidental auto thief after key fob mix-up


A woman was in need of a vehicle and rented a black Nissan Sentra from an Enterprise Rent-A-Car center in 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.

By coincidence, the owner of Infinity has left its mark in the vehicle. Since the rental auto used the same system she was none the wiser to the mixup and drove off on her merry way. Constable Tommy MacKay who dealt with the incident said the man who owned the stolen Infiniti had a good laugh about it and the woman who stole it was embarrassed. The owner of the stolen Infiniti, an elderly man, had accidently left his key fob in the vehicle. 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. The photos above also show how the cars aren't exactly the same but both black and similar!

"Once inside, the woman spoke to the manager and commented about how unkept the inside of the vehicle was and the fact that there was a set of golf clubs in it as well", reads a Facebook post from the Cornwall police explaining the mixup.

In the end, both the auto rental company and the Infiniti owner retrieved their vehicles and there was a happy ending to the story. Yes, the cops were involved, but luckily, they chose not to arrest or press charges against the woman.

A Canadian man has had his vehicle returned to him after it was stolen two weeks ago - but the story of where it ended up is nearly too good to be true. And she didn't realize her mistake for another two weeks.

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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.

The woman realised the error only when she attempted to return the auto to the rental company last weekend.

Police described the incident as a "happy ending to a complicated vehicle rental" and warned drivers over electronic key fobs.

Following the comical situation, police warned drivers to not to leave key fobs in their cars, because you never know who might take it.

Eventually they drove over to the Wal Mart where they found the rental auto and called police.